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.

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables (Weekend Potluck)

A perfect and inexpensive dinner idea for the fall and winter months. Slow cooker chicken thighs offer a simple solution to a big dilemma when paired with root vegetables in this hearty supper.

Slow cooker chicken thighs offer a simple solution to a big dilemma when paired with root vegetables in this hearty supper. During the fall and winter months when the peak flavors in the produce section are root vegetables, I often struggle with what to cook. Oddly enough, I have that same dilemma when holding a […]

45 MORE Cheap Healthy Dinners for the Family

HUGE list of dinner ideas divided by choice of beef, pork, meatless, and more. Tons of ideas. Enough for more than a month!

One of the most popular posts on this blog boasts more than 45 cheap healthy dinner ideas. I was thinking, “If they love those budget-friendly dinners, why not give them more inexpensive meal ideas?” If you need meal plan inspiration without collapsing your grocery budget, I am sure this list will help. Soups, Stews, and […]

My Favorite Cookbooks for Eating Healthy but Cheap

A great collection of cookbooks. Going to master eating healthy on a budget!

Prior to Pinterest, I collected cookbooks to help me plan budget conscious meals. We were eating healthy but cheap with the help of these awesome books. Even still, I like flipping pages sometimes. It might be convenient to browse Pinterest for recipes but I seem to get more done in less time with a cookbook […]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Zesty Rice Salad (Weekend Potluck 184)

Tons of flavor piled on a plate, Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Zesty Rice Salad is a perfect dinner for any busy weeknight.

Tons of flavor piled on a plate, Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken with Zesty Rice Salad is a perfect dinner for any busy weeknight. My neighbor stopped by for a quick chat and exclaimed, “You are always cooking something amazing!” as she peeked in my oven… but the oven was empty and cold. All of these […]

The Ultimate Homeschool Survival Kit

Her homeschool survival kit - after homeschooling four kids for 6 years, these are the items she cannot live without. Good to know for new homeschoolers.

It’s time for back to school shopping and as you score tons of deals on back to school supplies, don’t forget to load up on items that I consider the homeschool survival kit. Do you need ALL of these items to successfully homeschool your children? No. Will you die of homeschooling without something from my […]

Because of Winn Dixie Preschool Activity Pack

Because of Winn Dixie Printable PreK Pack

If Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo is on your reading list this year but you are trying to balance multiple ages, this dog-themed preschool activity pack is an excellent addition to your study. With over 30 pages, your preschooler will feel included in your Because of Winn Dixie unit study and enjoy learning […]

4 Way to Encourage Your Children to Practice Handwriting

Encourage handwriting the FUN way. Love these 4 tips for helping kids to love writing. Includes printable kids stationary cards! #ad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bic. ¬†The opinions and text are all mine. My children think handwriting is a chore. I can empathize with my oldest who had weak muscles in her hands and had to go through occupational therapy to learn to hold a pencil. It was not […]

Homeschool Classifieds

Homeschool Classifieds is a comprehensive list of where to find free homeschool curriculum, where to buy homeschool curriculum, where to find homeschool deals, common homeschool myths and questions, plus much more. This list is AMAZING.

The homeschool classifieds page is your ultimate resource for finding homeschool curriculum and other homeschool helps. NOTE: The homeschool classifieds¬†page is updated regularly with new homeschool resources. PIN or bookmark it to remember. Getting started homeschooling These resources will help you get started homeschooling and succeed for as long as you choose to homeschool. HSLDA […]