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.

5 Senses Christmas Science Project

Quick and easy Christmas science project using the 5 senses. Includes a free printable.

Last year at our Christmas-themed co-op, I wanted to have a Christmas science experiment but struggled to find something that would work for younger elementary without a bunch of mess. So, I decided to make my own science game and the children loved it. For this Christmas science project, you will need: 10 paper lunch […]

Construction Toys for Education

I have never heard of some of the construction toys on this list. Need to check them out! Looks like fun!

Recently, I knew we would have extra time at our homeschool co-op, and I needed something to keep our 3rd through 6th graders busy. Immediately, my eyes turned to the assortment of educational construction toys we use in our homeschool. Lately, you hear the acronym S.T.E.M. used a lot. Simply, S.T.E.M. refers to science, technology, […]

5 Ways to Cure the Gimmees

These are some great ways to keep your kids from getting greedy during the holidays. I love #4!

Please tell me that I am not the only parent who has seen her precious children transformed lately by the tinsel that glitters in every store and the twinkling of lights on rooftops? Suddenly, my children are persuasive masterminds as they plead with pouty lips and glittering eyes for just one. more. toy. And, they are […]

A Unique Way to Give Cash for Christmas

Cute and unique way to give cash as a gift.

Sometimes, you just want to give cash for Christmas. Maybe the person has everything or perhaps they NEED everything. Or, maybe it is a teen who is just excited to have money to spend. Whatever the reason, you might be looking for a unique way to give cash as a gift and I have one […]

An Invitation to the Movies #BICMerryMarking #FandangoPink

Entice a friend to slip away to the movies with a homemade card. #BICMerryMarking #FandangoPink #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I am back to being crafty with the #BICMerryMarking challenge and this time, I renewed an old dream of making fabulous, homemade cards for family and friends. With a pack of 36 fine and ultra fine […]

Thank These 5 People Who Give Extra Daily

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#ExtraGumMoments #CollectiveBias During the holidays, I get so wrapped up in buying for others that I often overlook the people who give extra every day. This year, I am intent on giving a little extra to those people through one simple act of kindness. And don’t miss the free printable cards available below! Don’t these […]

HUGE December Homeschool Giveaway


Welcome to the December Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways! Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben and Me, along with a host of homeschool blogging friends, are bringing the homeschool community GREAT GIVEAWAYS and FREEBIES! Here’s how it works: There will be 5 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (one from each sponsor) and . . . One GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will be awarded every prize in the […]

DIY Holiday Napkin Rings

Love these easy (and cheap) pine cone napkin rings!

Decorating with items from nature is wonderful because it always brings a calming, down-to-earth tone into a home. But what makes it even better is that the items are free! I love collecting pine cones in the summer when they are all over the ground and then cleaning, painting, and using them for great holiday […]

Bulu Box Giveaway

Bulu Box Giveaway

Bulu Box wants to help you get your new year off to the right start with samples of health, nutrition and weight loss products delivered to you door every month. Everyone could use a little help finding the best products to help them reach their health goals, right? Each box contains 4-5 samples of products […]

Gingerbread Man PreK-K Printable Pack

FREE for a limited time. Such a cute gingerbread man printable pack!

Free for a limited time! Packed with over 30 activities for your preschooler or kindergartener including number matching, different and same, lacing, simple puzzles, dot marker sheet, simple writing, scissor practice, and much more! Get the Gingerbread Man PreK-K Printable Pack for free when you complete the form below.