Our Unschooling Pond Study

Our Unschooling Pond Study

The kids have been super excited to watch our little backyard pond and the life cycle taking place right before our very eyes. Very fun and educational. We've taken an unschooling approach to our pond study. Here’s our little backyard pond: This was the pond a month ago and we have enjoyed watching the plants grow and the frogs and toads frolic. This is what the … [Read More...]

The Great Depression Unit Study |

Great Depression Unit Study

We’ve been learning about difficult times in history. The Great Depression was a dark time in American history. And it led into a dark time for the world. Some of our books were hard to read and the imagery was hard to view. We are so fortunate and have never known hardship. The girls read lots of books - nonfiction, living books, and fiction. We completed … [Read More...]


Is Your Family Sick

Is Your Family Always Sick?

I see the complaints on social media all the time. The sickness runs ‘round a family, seemingly over and over again. Constant illness. Especially this time of … [Read More...]

Warm Comfort Food - Ham and Bean Soup |

Ham and Bean Soup

On dismal cold winter days, I just want soup. My husband used to love a certain canned variety of ham and bean soup. This is a much healthier, more natural … [Read More...]


Welcome to Our Home |

Keepin’ It Real Home Tour

Do you sometimes feel like a failure when it comes to homemaking? Do you ever beat yourself up for not keeping your house like a museum or showroom? Do you thumb … [Read More...]

If I Had a Sibling - I want my children to grow up to be best friends. |

If I Had a Sibling

I am inspired, seeing all the pictures on social media of my friends with their siblings. I’m an only child. I have four children. My husband has two … [Read More...]

Frugal Living

Dover Mayhem

Dover May Sale

Dover May Sale! Stock up on Dover books. Shop now. Take advantage of FREE SHIPPING to add to your savings! Check out the great selection of Creative Haven Coloring Books - for experienced colorists these ADULT COLORING BOOKS are great for stress … [Read More...]


Free Candle for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day Deal from The Honesty Company! Enter promocode CANDLE4MOM at checkout. Offer valid between 4/27/2015 - 5/10/2015 11:59pm PT. Offer only valid for first-time bundle customers on FREE ORGANIC AROMATIC SOY CANDLE Give mom … [Read More...]

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Scarf Sale

Scarves, a most popular accessory, for 60% off the marked price and FREE SHIPPING w/ the coupon code MAYSCARF. Fashion Friday- 5/15/15- Scarves- 60% off & FREE SHIPPING w/ Code MAYSCARF Scarves will start at $3.98 shipped! Many styles … [Read More...]

When a Parent Travels |

When a Parent Travels

How we make our time special when Dad is away from home. Lately, we’ve experienced more travel time with Dad away from home. We survived one deployment. I learned to cope by making some days extra special. When I’m on my own with four kids to feed, … [Read More...]


Sandal Sale

It's that time of year. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and it's time to get the shorts, tanks, and sandals out and enjoy the warmer weather. This week for Fashion Friday, 5/8/15, Cents of Style is offering one of their largest selections of sandals … [Read More...]