Free Mom’s Conference


I wanted to let you all know about the Mom's Conference coming up! It is a totally FREE three-day online event featuring some truly amazing speakers and YOU are invited to attend! *affiliate link included Join over 100,000 moms around the world on October 11, 12, and 13th and come away armed with powerful new strategies for everything from sibling rivalry to healthy eating to finding … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Encourage Learning in the Home

6 ways to encourage learning

Learning and knowledge are wonderful things, however our kids don’t always see it that way. Many times they have a negative outlook on learning because the only thing they can think of when hearing that word is school work. It doesn’t have to be that way.  There are several things we can do to make our homes a home where learning takes place naturally.    We want to give our kids a love of … [Read more...]

10 Frugal Family Night Ideas

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Life is busy!  It is so easy to get caught up in a schedule that separates you often as a family!  You even have to be careful with kids activities and sports schedules because although you are often there at their practices and ballgames you don't get much time for conversation and building relationships! This is what I love about family nights!  They are an intentional activity that helps … [Read more...]

5 First Day Back to School Traditions

High angle back to school still life on top of a wood teachers desk. An apple, note pads, pencils and erasers with copy space.

We are homeschoolers but we love the 1st day of school just like everyone else!  I can't always guarantee they will love the work load but they will love their 1st day of school traditions!  I always try to make a big deal of the first day to make it special! Here are our 5 favorite first day of school traditions! A Special Breakfast - We always do a box full of fresh doughnuts on the first day … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Prepare Your Heart for Back to School


Summer time goes way too fast!  Very soon we will be preparing for back to school!  Now back to school for us is back to school at home because we homeschool but even with that we have to get our minds and bodies back to "doing school" and it takes some preparation!  For many families back to school will mean sending their kids to a different building every day with a new teacher for the year!  I … [Read more...]

12 Marriage Devotionals to Strengthen Your Marriage


A devotional to do together as a couple  can be a wonderful way to grow your marriage and your relationship with the Lord!  I have put together a list of great devotional books for couples that can strengthen your marriage, these are the best of the best and have some amazing authors! *affiliate links included The Love Dare Day by Day Devotional Book for Couples   Alex Kendrick Night … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Kids Love History


I love history!  Truly to me there is no more beautiful subject to study!  It is unfortunate to me that history gets a rap for being boring, I think it is anything but!  I think the reason history often gets the reputation of being dull and dry is many children learn just using text books and they are not usually the best resource for adding excitement to a subject!  There are ways to bring … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Family this Summer


We love summer!  It is just such a fun season to enjoy as a family!  There are picnics, swimming, vacations, and just sitting on the porch eating ice cream.  Days seem to last longer (although they really don’t) and you just feel more relaxed as a family without the hustle and bustle.  The summer heat can be tough on our family and there are things we can do to keep our family healthy during the … [Read more...]

Top 20 Summer Books for Your Kids


We love books around here!!  I have quite a library and many of my children’s books I am keeping for grandchildren!  You have to think ahead, right?   A fun way to get reading in for everyone is to put a list together for each season.  It is like setting reading goals and giving yourself the whole season to read them in!  Start small, even if it is just one or two books a season it is a start! … [Read more...]