How to Get Your Students EXCITED About Homeschooling

It seems like all homeschool families have the the same dilemma: How do you get your students EXCITED about homeschooling?  Check out my tips and advice from our experiences homeschooling over the past 7 1/2 years. I recommend evaluating each student individually to come up with a game plan, so if you have multiple kids, […]

My Goals for 2017

I am not much into resolutions for the New Year.  I’m not great at long term planning, not because I’m a flake, but because I get so busy and distracted and life just changes!  I’m quick to adapt, and don’t mind. I want to share a few of my goals for 2017, and I’m love […]

Strider Balance Bikes Make Great Gifts (GIVEAWAY!!)

Getting outside and exercising are important to helping to keep kids healthy and active.  Thanks to Strider Balance Bikes, who sent us a bright green Strider 12 Sport, my toddler and preschooler are learning how to ride a balance bike and gain confidence on two wheels! At first glance, Strider Balance Bikes look like a […]

Exploring Hill Country in the 2016 Mazda CX-9

My family of 7 took the 2016 Mazda CX-9 Signature out for a review test drive for a week and really enjoyed it.  We all fit comfortably for a week “away from it all”, even with our assortment of car seats, booster seats, and belongings. While the rest of the country went back to school, my […]

Halloween Costumes for Kids (on the CHEAP!)

Halloween is coming up fast, and it seems like some people spend a ridiculous amount of cash on costumes for their kids!  I’m not a big fan of that AT ALL.  In fact, I’m the kind of mom that heads to the when costumes are marked down to 75-90% off in November to throw into […]