Children & Chores: 10 Tips to Get Started

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"Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth." Proverbs 10:4 When I decided to refocus our homeschool plans for May, I didn't have a specific direction in which to go. I knew what I wanted us to do, but had no clear path to get us there. So I sat down and made a list of irritations I was experiencing with myself and my children: personal grievances that were affecting our relationship and turning great days into Armageddon. My list revealed two things: Too much … [Read more...]

Meal Planning Tip #1 & Our Weekly Meal Plan

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I haven't posted a meal plan in quite a while, but I've honestly been wanting to because I love reading other people's posts with recipe ideas and trying them out. When I find a good one, I add it to my Menu Plan board on Pinterest. I also have a board filled with Pinned Recipes I've Tried that I draw from on a regular basis as I meal plan, so these are recipes that have passed the litmus test with my husband and children. Many of the recipes you'll find posted here can also be found on … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Home in Winter

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This post contains affiliate links + a product review. I'm offering my honest opinion of the product, for which I was neither compensated nor will I receive commission on it. I simply received a free canvas print in exchange for my honest review. See my disclosure policy for more details. Winter is my least favorite season. The darkness, the long days, the cold -- all of it puts a serious damper on my spirits. The winter blues are real, and I'll admit that they've left me slightly … [Read more...]