Category: Home Management

How to Homeschool on a Budget – 5 Resources to Help You

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. Homeschool on a Budget We all want the best for our children. The best education, the best home, the best food, etc. But in this modern society, the best usually means expensive. However, as stay-at-home moms, we often are required to live within a strict budget. Most families need two incomes just to cover the expenses of raising a family. And...Read More

Get Organized – Digital Planning

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. I recently discussed the pros and cons of using paper planners to keep track of our insanely busy lives as mothers in my post Get Organized - Paper Planners. But these are not the only tools available to help you get organized. With the invention of computers and now smartphones, so many of us have replaced our paper planners for the...Read More

Get Organized – Paper Planners

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. We all have busy lives. It seems that no matter how many things we check off our to-do list, three more things pop up to replace it. Especially if you're a mom. Whether you stay at home, work, homeschool or do any combination of the three, you have at least double the amount of work as anyone else. And that is...Read More

Word of the Year – 2019

I'm sure you've heard the idea of choosing a Word of the Year. If not, basically it means choosing a word that represents what it is you would like to focus on for the year. This directly relates to some sort of goal in your life. And in some cases, the word can even be turned into a phrase. I've heard about this trend for a couple of years now but was a bit skeptical. I usually prefer to wait it out to see if it is something that lasts (thus verifying its usefulness). I also want to make sure...Read More

February Doldrums – How to Overcome Them

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. If you decide to purchase anything from these links, it will not cost you any extra but I may earn a small commission. It's that time of year again. We've been in winter mode for at least 4 months and it will probably last for another 3. The fun holiday period is over. And the excitement of working on new goals has started to wear off. My daughter just finished reading the book Seabird by Holling Clancy Holling and has fallen in love with a new word - doldrums. If you don't know...Read More
Making SMARTER Goals

Making SMARTER Goals

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. At no cost to you, I may receive a small commission. For more information, please read my privacy policy and disclosure policy. We all need to make goals if we want to progress in life. Whether it is something personal like losing weight or family oriented like buying a new house, we need to take steps if we want to achieve them. Many people have taken to using a method known as the SMART method. But based on past experiences, I think we need to take it two steps further and make it...Read More

A New Year, Your Best Year 2019 Conference

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. Boy, this year is really ending in a frenzy! Between our homeschool inspection the week before Christmas and all the birthdays in our family, I am overwhelmed. There are so many wonderful things happening between now and the new year that I just can't seem to keep up! Luckily, one of those things will help me get focused right off the bat. It's the 2019 Conference A New Year, Your Best Year. This conference is...Read More
Setting Attainable Goals for 2019

Setting Attainable Goals for 2019

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Though you will not pay any more for any product, I may receive a small commission.  The new year is fast approaching. And I'm starting to think about setting all those goals that I want to accomplish. We used to call them resolutions. But the problem with that is the word "resolution" has taken on a connotation of something we will probably never achieve. So now we say "goals" in the hopes that we will be better able to attain them. Some of you may have already decided what you want to accomplish....Read More
Daily Homeschool Schedule in a 4-Day Week

Daily Homeschool Schedule in a 4-Day Week

As anyone with children knows, trying to keep a clean house is next to impossible when they are all at home. Add homeschooling to the mix and you are guaranteed to fail. But you still need a plan to get it all done. Here is an outline for a daily homeschool schedule using a 4-day week. My Basic Rules First Well, first of all, there are some seasons in life where you just have to accept a dirtier house, unless you have help. Like a maid. I’m talking about when the kids are all under 5 years of age. Sure,...Read More

Staying Organized for the Busy Mom

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. While purchasing from any of these links will not increase the price you pay, I do receive a small commission. For more information, please visit my Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy pages. I LOVE planners!   As a homeschooling mom with 4 young children, planners are a life saver. Literally. Between the appointments, activities schedule and to do list, there is so much going on any given day. Without some way to track it all, I can easily get lost. It is so difficult staying organized. But here's the problem. Planners are generic....Read More