Let’s Talk Christmas

I know it's July and with this beautiful summer weather Christmas seems eons away. In reality though Christmas isn't all that far away and before you know it the local radio stations will be playing our favorite Christmas songs around the clock. While Christmas is a time for joy for many people it can bring … Continue reading Let’s Talk Christmas

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Are You Afraid of Leftovers?

Over the years I have encountered a strange phenomenon among men and women my age and that is an unnatural fear of leftovers. I happen to be really good at saving money on my food budget and when people ask me the secret to my success they are usually appalled that I make my family … Continue reading Are You Afraid of Leftovers?

Commonly Googled: How to homeschool for free…

I wanted to see what questions Google was being asked about homeschool so I turned to the Google search engine and typed in how to homeschool and the first thing that popped up for me was how to homeschool for free. When I first began my homeschool journey years ago the financial burden was something … Continue reading Commonly Googled: How to homeschool for free…

Ordering Prescription Glasses Online

Did you know that you can order prescription glasses online? I just learned it was possible about a week ago. I had received a new prescription from my eye doctor and when I went to pick out my glasses I discovered a very long line. I didn't have enough time that day to wait so … Continue reading Ordering Prescription Glasses Online

Grocery Budget and the Bulk Store

Today I took my monthly run to Costco to pick up my bulk items like toilet paper, paper towel and other random household items where buying in bulk makes financial sense. Over the past year I have learned what to buy and what not to buy at Costco and this has helped me avoid the … Continue reading Grocery Budget and the Bulk Store

Planning 2019-2020 School Year

I know we are a ways off from the start of theĀ  new school year but this is the time of year that I begin to plan. I gather my curriculum catalogs together along with my trusty notebook so that I can plan out what materials I need for next year and where our journey … Continue reading Planning 2019-2020 School Year

Instant Oatmeal Muffins

Did you know that you can use instant oatmeal packets to whip up delicious muffins? A few months a go my local grocery store had a great deal on instant oatmeal packets and I had a coupon that sweetened that deal. This resulted in me accumulating a large number of boxes in a variety of … Continue reading Instant Oatmeal Muffins

My Favorite Bread Recipe

There is nothing more comforting than the smell of freshly baked bread oh wait there is... eating freshly baked bread. Over the years I have tried so many different bread recipes and I have also created my own because bread is pretty simple it's simply flour, yeast, sugar, salt and oil. You can play around … Continue reading My Favorite Bread Recipe

Math: A Review of CTC Math

Recently, we started using a new math curriculum and after using it for a little over two months I decided to give it a review. Before I continue with my review I do want to state that I am not being sponsored by CTC Math and this is a completely unbiased review. For the past … Continue reading Math: A Review of CTC Math