Make Microwaveable Heat Packs Yourself

Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric for cute and cozy gifts. This project is a super simple way to give affordable presents. As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am […]

Want to Save Money on LEGO?

Lego do not come cheap these days. As your Lego maniacs curate their Christmas wishlists, consider these tips for saving money on the Lego bricks. I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I was no stranger to stepping on sharp little pointy plastic pieces in the middle of the night; I had […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum for grades 12, 10, 8, 6, & 4

There is a veritable cornucopia of homeschool curriculum available, so much more than when I started this journey 16 years ago. Here’s what we’re using this year. Can you believe that this is my 16th year of homeschooling? I’ve only got 9 more to go! It’s practically the home stretch. 😉 Seriously, this has been […]

Post-it Note To Do List System – Planning that Works!

Looking for a new way to spice up your daily to do’s? Check out this Post-it Note To Do List system to help you keep track of things quickly and easily. Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m not naturally one of those people who are able to track all their routines and […]

Goal Setting Strategies for Success

Time to get down to business! Have you done any goal setting lately? Here are some strategies to get you started and achieve success. Healthy Eating Made Easy We may be already halfway through the second month of the year, but I am, nonetheless, still a little giddy about what the year has in store. I […]

10 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool

You can facilitate learning and peace when you organize your homeschool. Here are 10 tools to help you get organized and enjoy your homeschool more. I’m officially in the throes of my 15th year of homeschooling. I’ve got about 9 more to go. I’ve learned a lot over the years. I probably have a lot […]

Using a Kindle for Homeschooling

Wondering how to use a Kindle for homeschooling? Here’s how we’re doing it with our 11th, 9th, 7th, 5th, and 3rd graders. We are a device family. We play video games. We watch movies. I love my iphone like a seventh child. But for about 15 years of homeschooling, we were mostly a pen and […]

A Germaphobe’s Review of ThredUp

I’m a germaphobe and I don’t like shopping secondhand. But, I took a chance and here’s my review of ThredUp, an online secondhand clothing store. I am a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to certain second-party sites. All opinions are my own. ON tshirt: $4.99; […]