A home educator to four children, one with Autism, striving to balance family, time, and budget, providing free printables, recipes, and other time management tools for homeschool families.

Neighborhood Potluck with Gluten-Free Party Menu and McCormick

gluten free spice blends

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mix. The opinions and text are all mine. My husband and I love hanging out with our neighbors. But, having friends over for dinner can be difficult when someone has food sensitivities like a gluten intolerance. However, I have found a […]

Christians and Suicide

There is nothing worth pinning about this post, but her confusion is real. About Christians and suicide.

This afternoon, I learned that someone – a Christian – I have known for almost twenty-five years committed suicide. And over an hour later, I am staring at that sentence and trying to figure out the words that should come next. I always thought his wife could be a beauty queen. He was a father […]

EXPIRED Free Chore Card System for Children

free chore card system but only available until 9/30!

**This offer has expired.** I am so excited to be working with Sandra from Little Learning Lovies to bring you this amazing EXCLUSIVE free offer. If you have been looking for a chore chart that works for young children to teens, this flexible system is your solution and from now through Tuesday, September 30 you can […]

Healthy Meal Plan for Tired Moms

She was a tired mom. Exhausted all the time. And then she started focusing on her nutrition. But this plan is completely doable!

For a long time, I have neglected my nutrition. At lunch time, I would grab whatever was leftover from the night before or just graze until I felt full. The result was low energy compounding my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I needed a healthy meal plan but one that would work for busy, tired moms. The result of this […]

FREE 4 Month Trial with Lessontrek with Giveaway


This weeks giveaway – Win 1 full year of Lessontrek planner Value – $60 Lessontrek lesson planning system has taken the pain out of your homeschool planning. The simple to use, intuitive system will save you so much time and energy while organizing your homeschool plans and grading system. In just a few minutes you […]

A Bad Case of Stripes Unit Study

Great ideas for A Bad Case of Stripes unit study.

This summer, our family had fun with literature and used unit studies to expand each book into a complete education experience. One of the fun books we loved was A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon. A Bad Case of Stripes Unit Study In A Bad Case of Stripes, Camilla finds herself hiding what she truly […]

Talking About Drugs and Alcohol with Your Kids

Talking to Kids about drugs

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Adelphi University. The opinions and text are all mine. Growing up, I learned at an early age about one grandfather who struggled with alcoholism, another grandfather who was addicted to gambling, and other family members who were habitual drug users. I knew that drugs […]

Lalaloopsy-Inspired PreK-K Ragdoll Printable Pack


Have a Lalaloopsy fan in your house? This Ragdoll Preschool Printable Pack will be perfect for combining learning with fun! With clip art from Prettygrafikdesign, your little ones will love the happy faces as they complete over 27 educational activities and printable worksheets. For a limited time, subscribers can get this cute printable pack for […]

Two Free Language Lessons and Giveaway

Homeschool Survival Weekly Giveaways

  This Week: italki – Become Fluent in Any Language! Everyone knows the BEST way to learn a language is to spend time in the country, speaking with locals. Although we can’t all take off to foreign lands to imerse ourselves in the culture, italki brings the locals to you. Find an online teacher for […]

Kids, Chores, Leadership, and the best dishwasher detergent

Teach children about leadership and teamwork by using chores. Includes free printable chore charts.

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My husband and I want our children to grow to be independent. Innovators. Leaders. But we also want them to understand the importance of a team. For this reason, we teach them about teamwork and leadership through chores. But […]