How to Curl Your Hair in 5 Minutes

Not blessed with curly hair? Life as MOM contributor Rena shares some tips on how to curl your hair in 5 minutes.

How to Curl Your Hair in 5 Minutes

Now this post will seem silly to all you curly-haired ladies out there, but learning this little trick has revolutionized my morning routine. I love how I look with curly hair, but it always takes forever. Well not anymore! Here is how you can be date/work ready in only 5 minutes!

Step 1-Pull all your hair onto the top of your head and secure it with a ponytail holder. Make sure not to put the elastic too tight to avoid making a crease in your hair.

How to Curl Your Hair in 5 Minutes

Step 2-Start to curl sections of your hair with a clipless curling iron on full heat. If you don’t have a clipless curling iron, use a regular curling iron and wrap the hair around the barrel, keeping the clip down. Hold the hair there for forty-five seconds to a minute. [Continue reading...]

Get a Good Routine Going

Get a Good Routine Going - a list of ways to simplify and organize your time for back to school.

I’m not ready for the school year to start, but the calendar tells me it’s getting close to time to suit up and get our game on. While we do write our own homeschool calendar, it’s important to me that we don’t get too lackadaisical with our time. I’m cool with going with the flow, jetting off to Europe for a month, and reading books all day in our jammies, but the math and science and all that jazz still need to happen.

If your kids go off to school, you know all to well the importance of establishing routines and getting in a good flow.

One of the things that I love about Back to School time is that it’s a fresh start toward organizing, routine, and finding ways to run our home better.

School is going to get back in motion in the next month if it hasn’t already, so consider how you’ll celebrate the Mom’s New Year with a good routine. Consider these ideas to help put a swagger in your step as you get things organized, including your time.

Set a time budget.

Time Management without a Schedule – This post from the archives explains what a time budget is and how to make time for important things without a day by day, hour by hour schedule. [Continue reading...]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

Ready to homeschool the middle years? Here’s a list of 5th and 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show […]

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Booking It July Update: Reviews of Delicious, The Warden and the Wolf King, & Mastering the Art of French Eating

Booking It July Update: Reviews of Delicious, The Warden and the Wolf King, & Mastering the Art of French Eating

Booking It is an online book club where we share the good reads we’ve found in the previous month. We’ve found that over the years we’ve discovered some great new books thanks to this monthly book share. Carrie and Anne are my fellow bookworms and help round out the selections. This post does include affiliate links. If you make […]

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5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Life

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Life - Life is full of questions. Sometimes they are questions we need to answer so that we can make the most out of the time we

Life is full of questions. Sometimes they are questions we need to answer so that we can make the most out of the time we’ve been given. I find that now that I’m getting a foothold on my 40s, I am starting to understand myself just a little bit more. I finally realize my life’s […]

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The Weekly Ramble

Paris eiffel tower

The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I went to Scotland, England, and France this week. Forgive me for I am still suffering from jet lag. Okay. I didn’t really go there. Not really. But, I did virtually. Oh my word. Google maps is a game changer when it comes to international travel. […]

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A Giveaway from Visual Latin

A Giveaway from Visual Latin

This giveway is sponsored by Visual Latin and Compass Classroom: This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So thanks! Earlier this week, I shared […]

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FREE Christmas in July Download

FREE Christmas in July Download

Longtime readers know how much I love Christmas in July. I’ve posted holiday content every summer since the beginning of time. Or since the beginning of this blog anyway. Planning ahead for the holidays can save you buckets of money. Today, if you’re a newsletter subscriber, you should have received an early Christmas present from […]

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