Author: felipsha

Meal planning with Google Docs

Meal Plan with Google Docs

We interrupt this Christmas spirit for some real life. We still gotta eat! I know we have all been focused on Christmas parties, Christmas food, Christmas presents, and Christmas decorating, but we still gotta eat! And during this busy season it’s nice to know I have meals covered. No surprises at 5:00pm! All my subscribers […]

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Homemade Christmas

Homemade Christmas

I’m not huge on the secular, materialistic side of Christmas, but I do love to give gifts to those I love. Coming from a small single income, we began a homemade Christmas tradition early in our marriage. I began making my children homemade gifts instead of store bought toys when the oldest were just little […]

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Best Gift Lists for Everyone on your List

Christmas is upon us and the pressure to wrap gifts and fill stockings has arrived. So here are ten gift lists that will feed your creative juices and not fill your homes with clutter! Non-Toy Gift Lists Check out the following blogs for terrific, non-toy gift lists. Sometimes we just have too many toys and […]

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Why I'm thankful for homeschooling

Why I’m Thankful for Homeschooling

Thanksgiving conjures up gratitude with “30 days of thankfulness” posts, words of gratefulness said over turkey and dressing, and a gentle reminder to just say “thank you.” We should be thankful year round, but Thanksgiving is that time of year we tend to be more intentional. As I’m reflecting on all the reasons I’m thankful […]

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Homeschooling with Company

The holidays are near and with that brings friends and family together! As great as this is, sometimes we struggle to keep up with our homeschooling with company around. Unlike public school kids, we can’t send the kids to school while we prepare for their arrival and entertain guests. Homeschooling must go on! Every year […]

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Top Ten gifts for large families

Best Gift Ideas for Large Families

Gift giving has become a socially accepted part of holidays, especially for Christmas. Instead of focusing on the gifts we have because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we stress over finances and making sure we didn’t forget someone in our gift shopping marathons. And don’t take me wrong! I love to give gifts, but I love to […]

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Map drawing in my homeschool

Map Drawing in our Homeschool

This is our first year to incorporate drawing maps into our homeschool day. Map drawing and tracing has been a fun skill to give my children. But we are beginners, so to do that I grabbed a resource to help! CreateSpace has an easy to follow map series called Draw. We started with Draw the […]

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100 resources for homeschooling high school

100 Things for Homeschooling High School

I have been homeschooling for over 16 years now and I love it! But I especially love homeschooling high school. And you will notice that I lean towards the non-traditional textbook, but have sprinkled in a few traditional resources in an effort to keep it balanced.¬† I’m a research lover and you are going to […]

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5 Reasons I Write a Homeschool Blog

Why blog at all? Why blog about homeschooling? Surely I do more than just homeschool all day, right? Well, for my curious friends, I’m going to share with you the 5 top reasons I choose to write a homeschool blog. Reason #1: Homeshooling¬†is our life Homeschooling is a way of life, so yes all I […]

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Planning your Homeschool Year Part 4: Making it Happen

Whew! You have worked really hard at preparing for the upcoming school year, by examining calendars and time commitments, researching curriculum options, and putting all the pieces together into one beautiful homeschool schedule. Now how do you follow through and make your homeschool plan happen? Margin I discussed this a bit during Part 3: Scheduling, […]

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