Let’s Eat! 2 Week mealplan

Here’s my 14 day meal plan consisting of mostly organic / “clean-ish” eating options. This feeds a family of 5-6 (sometimes with leftovers depending on how hungry everyone is!). My goal is to get the cost down, but this currently totals around $250 (shopping mostly sale items and/or using cartwheel coupons when shopping at Target)….

Little Scientists

I’ll be honest… embarking on this year’s homeschool journey I was slightly hesitant to write out my curriculum for Science.  I’m no lab tech, and I’ve never been really great at Science (or Math for that matter)!  Fortunately for me (and my kiddos) nowadays we have such great technology and resources at our fingertips –…

Road Trippin’

Summer is just around the corner, and I know many people are preparing to journey out onto the open road.  Recently, we embarked on our third 7 hour (each way) road trip.  Being that this was our third in the last nine months, I think that now qualifies me as a road trip aficionado of…

Easter Treats

Hyped up on sugary sweets it’s not how I like to celebrate Easter.  Besides, that’s not what Easter is all about, but let’s save that for another post.  There are many alternatives to filling those plastic eggs with things other than chocolate (that melts in the sun while they hunt for them anyway).  Here are…

Playing with Sight Words

During my years of Homeschool I learned one simple thing: you can’t force your kids to learn.  You can beg, plead, haggle, threaten, bribe… you name it, they won’t budge.  And, who wants a learning environment like that anyway?  I’ve learned it’s a MUST to make learning fun, and to adapt to your specific child’s…

Monster Beach Bash

I LOVE throwing birthday parties.  I have so much fun decorating and making sure every little detail is taken care of to ensure a fun gathering of friends and family.  My middle child’s birthday usually has nice sunny weather, so it’s almost become a tradition to throw his party at the beach cottage. I don’t…

Superhero Cape

“Let’s pretend we’re…”  I love hearing this phrase from my kids.  They love exploring their own imaginative worlds with fun costumes and props.  If your kids love dressing up and playing pretend as much as mine do you will melt once you see this ADORABLE Superhero cape by my friend Sarah Beth at Lace & Pine…

Klassy Kiddos

I often get stopped and asked where I get my kiddos’ clothes.  I like my kids to look put together, but I don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on clothes that will be outgrown in a couple months.  I want affordable clothes, but I still want them to hold up to my…

Fun Educational Apps for School-Aged Children

Here are a few of the fun apps we have used our Homeschool years of Preschool, Kindergarten, First and Second grade. They are fun, engaging and best of all (for Momma) they’re EDUCATIONAL!!! Hooray!!! Some of these are FREE – another plus. A few of them fall between the $0.99 – $4.99 range but worth every…

Apps for Little Loves

You may have apprehensions to handing over your life net a.k.a. “smart phone” to your 18 month old… But, if you’re in the same boat as me and you have a mile long list of groceries to plunge through, 3 loads of laundry a day, a 6 yr old a 4 yr old to Homeschool…