Half-off Ebook Sale

Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I

Summer is winding down. School is gearing up. To celebrate the end of summer, I’m offering my Summer Survival Guide at a 50% discount. Buy now for a multitude of reasons: There’s still a bit of summer left. Make the most of it! The book is chock full of all kinds of home and family […]

Love Letters

Love Letters - A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage.

A box of love letters in the garage holds many memories and the start of our marriage. This post is sponsored by Hallmark.Twenty-two years ago today I was wandering the streets of Paris with my friend Sarah and some new girls we’d met on the plane overseas. I was, as my French mom so often introduced […]

8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas for the New Week

8 Quick Meal Prep Ideas - Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour.

Want to make meal times easier this week? Check out these quick meal prep helps that will take you just an hour. It’s Sunday afternoon. I know that we have a busy week ahead. What can I do now to make the rest of the week easier? I can spend an hour in the kitchen. Say what? […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. I’ve had my head in school books for much of the week. We still have another week of vacation, but I’m intent on being ready for the new year, my last teaching all six kids. I’ve even got the first 12 weeks planned out and am […]

How about a Free Sample?

How about a Free Sample?

My new book comes out in exactly one month and I’m soooooo excited. Hop on over to Good Cheap Eats (the blog) to get the low-down on my  I-Can-Make-My-Family-Cook-Magic-Wand as well as download a free sample of the book.

Live within Your Means (Otherwise Entitled, Stop Using Credit)

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A few weeks ago I offered up an exhortation for you to get out of debt. It’s something I’m pretty passionate about and something that is probably pretty weird to some people. Some folks make the conscious decision to use credit and carry debt and believe they have  good reasons to do so. But, I would […]

Visual Latin – Back to School Sale

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As you know we are big fans of Visual Latin around here. My older boys have used it for their foreign language curriculum. My sister bought it to teach herself. After trying several different Latin programs — and forking out a ton of money — this is the one I’m sticking with. Currently, Compass Classroom, […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)

Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)

Ready to homeschool the grammar school years? Here’s a list of our 1st and 3rd 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 […]