Summer Survival with Kids | Tips from a Homeschool Mom

Summer survival with kids can be a stressful but a word of advice from this homeschool mom, it doesn’t have to be.

Summer Survival

I hear it all the time “I don’t have the patience to homeschool because I would go crazy having my kids around all the time.” I am immune to this statement by now. So I politely nod my head and say “It isn’t for everyone.” Then summer comes around and before long moms of school aged kids are yelling, “When do the kids go to back to school?!” I’m gonna let you in a little secret. Homeschool moms get a chuckle out of this. No judgement of course, more like a “spending-time-with-your-kids-during-the-most-awesome-part-of-the-year-isn’t-that-hard” kind of chuckle. Homeschool moms don’t know everything of course, but we do know how to survive with our kids day-in and day-out. Today I have provided you with 10 tips for summer survival with kids.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tracking Monthly Expenses

Tracking monthly expenses is a vital part of your budget. Here are some easy tips to get you started!

Tracking Monthly Expenses

Tracking your monthly expenses is the first step in setting up your budget, but it’s also the hardest and most daunting. You potentially have expenses going out every day so how on earth do you begin to calculate it all?! Even though this step is intimidating you have to power through it. In order to have a successful budget you need to have an honest allocation of your expenses. You have to know how much you’re spending on every single thing that goes in and out of your home.

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Oven Baked Scrambled Eggs | The Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Oven baked scrambled eggs, a recipe that makes perfect, fluffy eggs every time!

Oven Baked Scrambled Eggs

My husband and I went on a cruise in 2014. And believe it or not, the thing I missed most when we got home was the scrambled eggs. So it became my mission to find the best way to make scrambled eggs. And after some Pinterest searching and recipe testing, I have found it!!

The scrambled eggs they serve on a cruise are similar to those on many breakfast and brunch buffets. They are big, fluffy, and incredibly light. And the secret to these delicious eggs is that you bake them in the oven.

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Drive-in Movies | Fun for the Whole Family

Going to a drive-in movie should be on every family’s bucket list.

Drive-in

Oh my gosh people!! I am so excited for summertime. Endless days at the pool, park days with friends, fun library programs, and best of all the drive-ins are open!!! One of my favorite summer traditions is going to the drive-in with my family. We are so lucky we have a drive-in close to us. But even if you don’t, I think going to a drive-in movie should be on everyone’s summer bucket list.

Did you know there are drive-in theater’s are almost in every single state? I used the website drive-ins.com to search all across this great county of ours and only 4 states don’t have a drive-in. Drive-ins.com is a great place to start if you are unsure of where to find a drive-in.

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Managing Depression | My aha Moment

Managing depression can be as simple as an aha moment.

Managing Depression

I LOVE aha moments. Oprah Winfrey describes aha moments as “those moments when I sit down to talk to somebody and they say something that makes me look at life or a situation in a completely different way. And I say, ‘Aha! I get it!’ Light bulb . . . and the little hairs on your arm stand up. That is an aha moment.” After recognizing my depression, the next step was managing depression. My aha moment was a critical part of that. It helped me fully understand my depression, and what I was going through.

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