In the Home

As mothers, we are CEO’s of our homes. It’s a big job to manage a large family and home.

Kick stress to the curb.

Kicking Stress to the Curb while Meal Planning

What is Stress? Sometimes we look at stress as a force that comes from outside sources. Such as traffic causes me stress, or I have stress when my boss piles on too much work. Those are both valid reasons to feel stressed, but let’s change how we view stress and discover where it comes from. […]

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Simple Steps to Managing your Time

Managing our Time, so we have time to Live!

There are so many things calling my name! Hockey lessons for the boys, homeschool conventions, homeschooling, hanging with friends, writing, dates with the hubs, and so many more. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Having eight children definitely stretches my time and forces me to manage it well or miss out on life’s wonderful moments. […]

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Stress free mealtimes. Enjoy these moments.

Stress-free Mealtimes: Moments to Enjoy not Dread

I love the idea of a beautifully set table, a full spread of delicious food and encouraging conversation. Can you picture it? A stress free meal where we enjoy the company of our children. But then I open my eyes and the baby is standing in his high chair, the 4 year old has food […]

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homemade gifts for Christmas that won't break the bank.

Homemade Gifts for Christmas

In a Homemade Christmas I told you about our family tradition of homemade gifts among siblings. Now let’s see what the year 2018 brought at the Johnson house. Wooden Blocks These sets of wooden blocks are such an easy, cheap, and fun addition to any boys room. The baby received painted wooden blocks from the […]

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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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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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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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Living Well Planner to set and crush goals for busy moms!

Let’s Crush some Goals

Are you running through life without any destination in mind? Or are you well organized and your dream board is attached to the fridge? Setting goals looks different for everyone and that’s ok! In today’s post I’m going to share awesome resources to help you get started on your goal setting journey and give you […]

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