Need a Minute to Have a Mommy Meltdown

 I’m going to apologize in advance for my meltdown.  I just want to act like a two year old for a minute.  I want to kick my feet and bang my head against the wall and scream not fair! ...more

Shabby Chic Classroom Makeover

 I haven’t been blogging a lot lately because I’ve been really busy with a surprise that my hubby brought home, a new desk!  A big executive desk that was given to him for free!  Ain’t God grand?  I think so! So what was the first thing I needed to do?  Make it mine and since it wasn’t my hubby’s desk from childhood or an antique that someone gave me, I had no problems or guilt about wanting to paint it.  My hubby wasn’t so sure though. ...more

Is Homeschooling in the U.S. in Jeopardy?

 Have you heard about the German family that came to the U.S. seeking asylum from their government so they could homeschool?  If you haven’t or even if you have then you better pay attention.  It doesn’t even matter if you support homeschooling or not.  There is an agenda within our own government that we better wake up and pay attention to. ...more

Coming Soon! Homeschool Graduation Planner!

   Finally got Girlfriend’s Guide 2 Homeschool Conferences sent off again to the printers.  You soon will be able to buy it in print and not just as a digital download!!!!  Woohoo!  So what’s next? ...more

DIY Pretty Soap Dispenser

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Yummy Strawberry and Cranberry Smoothie

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

This is by far my most requested soup recipe and it’s amazing and warm and perfect for cold winter nights.  My family loves it and so do their friends.  Matter of fact, Emily has two friends that request this almost every time they come over!  I love that!...more

Christmas Photo Shoot 2012

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My Menu for the Week on a Super Tight Budget

 This week is a tight one.  I had just $50 to spend on groceries.  We are a family of 5 and three of us are teenagers!  How in the world do I do this?  I took a deep breath and Emily and I headed to Wal-Mart to get groceries.  I didn’t even have coupons to take so this would be a serious stretch of the imagination.  But I knew we could do it! ...more

Spice Up Your Kid's Reading List for Halloween

 Is your kid or teen already bored with reading and literature?  Why not do something fun and spine tingling just in time for Halloween?  There are some really great literature books that are sure to fit into your reading list for the year and it will chase away the boredom. ...more