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.

Marie Callender’s Comforts from Home Supports Troops

marie callenders support our troops

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My family has a long history of military service, and I respect those who serve in the United States Armed Forces in anyway that I can. For instance, I was on a plane flying home […]

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

Over 40 Thanksgiving craft ideas for the kids

I am not a crafty person but my children are hands-on learners and love being creative. So as we approach Thanksgiving, I am looking for crafts that will keep their hands busy while I fill their brains. If you are like me and need some inspiration, check out this list of Thanksgiving crafts for kids. […]

Thanksgiving Craft: Gratitude Magnets

Easy Thanksgiving craft idea for showing gratitude

It seems like every November we get inundated with gratitude exercises, activities and sentiments and it’s easy to start glazing over it all after a while. But don’t. When we actively practice gratitude, we immediately feel richer and happier, not to mention more blessed and content. I think we all know this, but it’s just […]

iPad Air 2 Giveaway

This giveaway for an iPad Air 2 ends on December 8th!

My husband worked for a long time to convince me that I needed an iPad and then when I finally conceded, I loved it… until the children dropped it and shattered the glass. I want another one so badly but will live vicariously through you instead because one of you will win an iPad Air […]

Mayflower Unit Study Resources

Mayflower Unit Study Resources to help create your lesson plan

Guide your students through a closer look at the Mayflower with these unit study resources.  About the Mayflower and Pilgrims Talk Like a Pilgrim at Plimoth Plantation Cut-away Diagram of the Mayflower Mayflower Diagram The Mayflower Compact Mayflower Day at Annie’s Homepage Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact at Plimoth Plantation Mayflower History Mayflower Myths at […]

Squanto Unit Study Resources

Squanto Unit Study Resources for your Lesson Plan

Planning a lesson on the Thanksgiving hero, Squanto? This page is filled with printables, activities, and more to help you create a memorable unit study. About Squanto Squanto Biography at Workers for Jesus About the Wampanoag Tribe at Compact Histories Native American Languages at eWebTribe The Story of Squanto at Easy Fun School Recommended books about […]

pinkEpromise Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win this amazing bracelet!

Looking for a stunning bracelet to wear to all you holiday parties? Look no further. Enter our pinkEpromise Giveaway for a chance to win this Swarovski Austrian Crystal Bracelet. With 5 rows of crystals this bracelet is stunning and will make you  sparkle whether you or wearing jeans or your favorite LBD. This bracelet is normally $89.99 but you […]

25 Frugal Days of Christmas

25 Frugal Days of Christmas

Are you seeking a meaningful Christmas season that doesn’t break the bank? If so, look no further! The 25 Frugal Days of Christmas are here! Join us as 25 top bloggers bring you ideas, tips, and resources to help you make this Christmas full of BIG memories on a tiny budget. Check back each day […]

Great Homeschool Giveaways Monthly

Really HUGE giveaway

Welcome to the November Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways Monthly! 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 […]

Faux Birch Tree Candle Holders

Faux Birch Tree Candle Holders - Love that you can make them from ANY jelly or pasta jars. Would make such a lovely centerpiece for fall or Thanksgiving.

When it comes to decorating, nature can be our biggest inspiration. I love the look of birch trees and when I saw a candle holder that looked like a birch tree, I couldn’t wait to try and make one myself. To begin, gather some vases or old jars or (or start saving your spaghetti sauce […]