10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

2017 Curriculum Roundup: Independent Subjects!

Yesterday I shared with you what books & materials we’re using in our Group Subjects this year in our homeschool. Today, I’m going to tell you what each student is using for their independent work! It’s the first year that I have four students in four different subjects, all of them “officially” in school! It’s definitely a learning curve to figure out how to manage it all. But luckily, most of their independent work is just that — independent. Since Finn just started Kindergarten and he can’t read yet, I do need to sit with him and help him do his math & reading. However, his Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

2016 Curriculum Roundup: Independent Subjects

Yesterday we started our first day of school for the 2016 school year!! We do a January through November school year, so each kid started a new grade this week. Connor is now in 5th grade, Lia is in 3rd grade, Sophie is in 1st grade, and Finn started pre-k. It’s a lot of moving pieces to work with this many kids, but somehow it works — and it certainly helps that Byron is home with me full time! We have our day broken into two parts: group subjects that I teach the children all together {I’ll share more about these tomorrow!} and independent subjects, Read More

10 Ways to SAVE BIG 💰 on Kids' Extracurriculars ⚽️🎻

My Top Books of 2015 {& how busy moms can read more!}

2015 has been my most bookwormingest year ever — 180 books read so far {and 2-3 more I’ll probably finish before the year is up}! I wanted to share with you my favorite picks of the year, and my tips on how a busy mom can fit in more book time! Here are my stats for the year! (I use Goodreads to track my books, click here to follow me or see my full 2015 book list!) A few notes — I am a part of several book clubs & Bible studies. That helps me read books outside of my normal comfort zone. I also read Read More