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Chocolate Box of Money to Give

Chocolate Box of Money to Give

A Chocolate Box of Money! Follow this easy tutorial for giving a money gift creatively. Folks may criticize the giving of money as a gift, but sometimes, that truly is what folks need most.  Money to pay a bill. To unload even a little more debt. To have a little wiggle room between almost making it…

10 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool

10 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool

Make learning easier and more peaceful when you organize your homeschool. Here are 10 tools to help your homeschool organization so you can enjoy your homeschool more. So you’re homeschooling… Whether this is something you’ve been wanting to do for some time or a choice you made due to COVID-19, welcome to the party! I’m officially…

Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Homeschool Curriculum for High School

Ready to homeschool high school? Here’s a list of homeschool curriculum choices that I’ve used over the last decade to teach my kids at home without losing my mind. Homeschool? High school? Combine the two? What are you totally nuts? Nope. It can be done. It’s been done for decades with positive results.  Whether you’ve…

My Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

My Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

What do you put inside a household planner to help you manage the day to day without going crazy? Here are the planning pages that make a great household notebook. My notebook, or household planner, is like my brain on paper. I have tried different systems over the years and even gone digital with some…

Must-Have Homeschool Supplies List

Must-Have Homeschool Supplies List

There are so many different doodahs and gadgets out in the world, it’s hard to know what you really need. I’ve narrowed this homeschool supplies list to include our time-tested favorites for home learning. Are you ready to tackle the school year? Ready to do distance learning or full-blown homeschool or some combination thereof? Do…

How Good Home Management Will Help You Feel More With-it

How Good Home Management Will Help You Feel More With-it

Good home management involves organizing the stuff of family life in a way that suits your family’s needs and personalities in the season that you’re in. It will help you feel more with-it and in control. If you’re a mom, you know that there are lots of aspects of life that will thrive under your…