Not only do the kids love it, and it gives them (and me) a break from our other daily activities, but they are learning by playing games. Don’t believe me, or want to believe? Let me convince you why video games deserve a place in your homeschool! [click to continue…]
Ok, people, I’m totally going there today. This is your warning. This post might be a little T.M.I. for some of you. But, if you’re like me and have always experienced horrible breast pain in the days leading up to your period, today is your lucky day!
Let me share with you how one simple (or maybe not-so-simple) diet change eliminated my pre-menstrual breast pain, immediately! [click to continue…]
Have you decided to homeschool but are struggling to figure out what homeschooling really looks like on a day-to-day basis?
One of the hardest concepts for me to grasp as a first-time homeschooling parent was what homeschool was supposed to look like. As a product of the public school system, it was ingrained in my mind that school had to have a set schedule, with regular hours and a curriculum that couldn’t be wavered from. Can you relate? Let me show you what a typical homeschooling day looks like in our home. [click to continue…]
Do you feel that homeschooling will be the best choice for your family, but you don’t want to, or aren’t able to, give up your career? I’m here to tell you that you can do both! How do I know? Because I have done it myself. Let me tell you my story and be encouraged that you can homeschool and work at the same time!
Last year, when we decided we were going to homeschool our Kindergartner, I also happened to be working part-time as a Medical Lab Tech at our local hospital. I worked a lot of irregular hours, early mornings, late nights, weekends, on-call overnight, holidays. I also worked part time as the Worship Director at my church. On top of that, I also carried the health insurance for myself and our kids, and still had student loans to pay off. Quitting my job wasn’t an option at the time, but I also couldn’t get over the fact that in my heart I knew homeschooling would be the best choice for our family. [click to continue…]
If you are considering homeschooling, at some point you will probably be asking yourself, “Am I really qualified to teach my child?”
For some reason, many of us have bought into this notion that we need to be certified, licensed, and sealed with a government stamp of approval in order to be a qualified teacher. This couldn’t be any more far from the truth.
Let me tell you why, by first asking a few questions: [click to continue…]
Here is how you can have the satisfying flavors chicken and broccoli alfredo without all of the carbs! Here’s how we have our “pasta” at our house:
Chili is one of the easiest, but most satisfying low-carb, ketogenic foods you can make! Simply omit the beans from just about any chili recipe and you’ll have something much more compatible with a ketogenic lifestyle.
This is how I make mine: [click to continue…]
Let me take you back to the beginning of my story… [click to continue…]
I’m going to get right to the point. In one week’s time, and about $150, we were able to transform our kitchen from this:
I’ve been looking for the perfect nightstand to add to my daughter’s room, but it seems that the one’s I’ve seen in stores lack the character I was looking for or were far too expensive. Luckily, I was able to find a night stand at a thrift store (along with a few other awesome finds!) with the style, and price, that I was looking for. Let me show you how a simple paint job made this dresser shine! [click to continue…]