Family, Parenting Tips

How to Organize a Routine with Young Children

Five easy steps to organizing a routine with young children.

Do you feel like you are in survival mode with your kids? In this post learn how to organize a routine with young children to bring joy back into your home.

Do you remember the day when you were left alone with the kids for the first time? Those few weeks after birth certainly aren’t the easiest but most moms have their husbands or moms, mother-in-laws, or sisters around to help them. If you didn’t, oh my word do I pray for you.

But eventually everyone goes home and hubby goes back to work. I may have cried that first night my husband went to work and left me home with a toddler and a newborn. If you are in those trenches, I feel for you. Those early days of motherhood are really, really hard. BUT setting up a routine for your family is one way you can help yourself out. A simple but structured day can save your sanity. read more

FAQ, Homeschool

Homeschool Plan 2017-18

Our homeschool curriculum choices for the 2017-18 school year!

Homeschool Curriculum for 2017

This year I will be teaching a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old, and my how things will look different this year. Up until about May of last year, our kids’ schooling could best be described as being kids. They played with their toys, read books, built things, and played outside. We had a very, very loose curriculum that suited their personalities and learning style.

More on our past unschooling/preschool curriculum plans here!

This year my kids are ready for big kid work. For the past couple of years I have purchased workbooks, much like these Brain Quest workbooks, and one day a week we would have workbook time. The other days were library day, game day, Magic School Bus kit day, and one day for homeschool outings or errands. Homeschool is all about adjusting, and I felt the kids needed something more challenging than just workbooks this year. read more

Health, Taking care of Me

5 Tips for Healing from Anemia

Tips for treating anemia, five things I did to aid in my recovery.

Menorrhagia anemia is when your heavy menstrual bleeding causes you to become anemic. Check out this post for five tips for treating anemia.

Recovering from my endometrial ablation in 2016 was rather quick and painless. Recovering from the anemia as a result of my menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) was a much longer and more difficult process.

For almost three months I was having constant heavy bleeding. I didn’t feel the impact of the severe bleeding until about a month in. I was hanging laundry on the line and I was out of breath and my heart was racing. Like, I-just-worked-out racing. A few days later the doctor’s office called with my blood results saying I was anemic and should start taking an iron supplement. read more

Food Recipes, Foodie Friday

Garlic and Lime Guacamole

Garlic and lime guacamole, an easy and delicious guacamole recipe.

Garlic and lime guacamole, a delicious and easy guacamole recipe that comes together in just one hour!!

Another Tyler Florence recipe coming at ya. I adapted this guacamole recipe from Tyler Florence when I was in pursuit of a cheaper alternative to the store brand Wholly guacamole. It is one of my favorites but I was tired of paying so much for it when I knew I can make it cheaper for myself.

I could live on guacamole. Besides pizza, it really is the perfect food. Delicious, healthy, and versatile. You can eat it with chips or have it on top of toast. Or serve it with my slow roasted chicken tacos!  read more

Advice, Homeschool

Homeschool Supplies from Amazon!

10 Homeschool supplies you can order from Amazon!

Looking for a list of homeschool supplies? Need tips on where to buy your supplies? Check out this post for 10 homeschool supplies you can get from Amazon!

Back-to-school time is great opportunity for homeschoolers stock up on some supplies: notebooks, markers, folders. I don’t know about you, but everytime I brave back-to-school shopping I either can’t find what I need or they are sold out of what I wanted to buy! It’s so frustrating. I would much rather replenish my school needs from Amazon. No crowds and I always get what I need.

Homeschool Supplies from Amazon

Traditional School Supplies

Pilot G2 pens are the absolute best pens in the whole world and you should never use another type of pen ever, ever, ever. We go through a ton of these pens and Amazon always has the best price for them! read more