Toddler and Baby Friendly Homeschool Room

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This is my second year homeschooling.  My two older boys are in 1st grade and Kindergarten.  Easy peasy.  However, the 2 1/2 year old and crawling 8 month old are a force to be reckoned with.  The spring was a challenge with a newborn and a toddler, but now that the baby MOVES, I … [Read more...]

31 ideas for frugal summer fun

"Critter Catching" is always frugal fun!

It’s summer and this means it’s time for some free and frugal fun with the kiddies. Here is a quick list of 31 Ideas for Frugal Summer Fun! Indoor campout - I let my kids spread blankets around our living room, hanging them over couches and chairs, to make indoor … [Read more...]

Have you made a memory lately?

Take time for the little things

Sometimes I get so wrapped up in Mommy mode: homeschooling remembering that my kids should eat 3 times a day plus snacks that they need clean clothes to wear AND the bathroom shouldn't be nuclear waste site. Not to mention:  blogging. Oh, yeah...that does take … [Read more...]

Schooling Without a Schedule?

When people hear I am the mom of a large, military, home-schooling family they often assume our house either, 1. runs like boot camp or 2. exists in total chaos. I assume their perception depends on if they focus on the word “large” or on the word “military”. By nature I am a … [Read more...]

Save Time Teaching Several Ages Together

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Unit studies are especially beneficial if you are teaching more then one child. If you are teaching three children, each seven different subjects using textbooks and workbooks – that’s a WHOPPING twenty-one subjects to prepare and teach. A family with three children using … [Read more...]