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Xyron 9” ezLaminator Review & Giveaway!


Homeschooling and laminators go together like peanut butter and jelly! But what’s the best machine for your needs? Today I’m sharing the machine I’ve been using for nearly my entire homeschooling lifetime. It’s the Xyron 9” ezLaminator™. This machine is different from most laminators in that it is a cold laminator. That means no cords to plug in, no waiting…

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October 2016 Monthly Meal Plan


Hi everyone! I really love living in Colorado because we really get to experience all four seasons here. While I tend to be excited for the start of each of them, I really have to say that fall is my absolute favorite. It’s still nice outside, but the air has a fresh crisp feeling to it. And don’t even get…

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Tip Tuesday: Running a Homeschool Household


I get a ton of questions about how I keep our basic household running. Homeschooling certainly takes up quite a bit of time and so that means that we need a good schedule to keep  up with our crazy schedule! So make sure to stop by today’s Tip Tuesday video to see how I organize our day and get everything…

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Tip Tuesday: Overcoming Your Doubts & Fears


Good morning friends! Have you ever doubted your ability to homeschool? Do you think it might be the right choice for your family but you’re not sure if you’re even qualified to teach your kids?   Have you asked yourself any of these questions? Do I have to have a teaching degree? How much time does homeschooling take? What if…

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Tip Tuesday: Creating Rules for Your Homeschool


Hey guys! Today I’m sharing some more homeschooling tips with you all. One of the more helpful things that we do prior to starting each year is to set up some basic homeschool rules. Today I’m talking all about what our basic homeschool rules are and how they’ve helped in our homeschooling journey.     One of the things people…

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Homeschooling: When You Want to Quit Paperback


Hey guys! I had so many questions on when the new Homeschooling: When You Want to Quit book would be out in print. Well, it’s available now!   Whether you’re just starting out or are already a seasoned homeschooler discouragement hits us all at one point or another. We all doubt our decisions, worry about curriculum choices, and have moments…

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March 2016 Monthly Meal Plan


Good day! Are you starting to get overwhelmed with school, activities, and life in general? So much that you haven’t had time to cook a decent meal in weeks, and you’re living off of take out and cereal? Fret no more fellow homeschooler because I have our March Monthly Meal Plan up for you today! These seriously take the stress…

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Tip Tuesday: Curriculum & Teacher Manual Storage Tips


Good morning homeschoolers! Today I have another organizational Tip Tuesday for you! Today we’re talking a little bit more about storage solutions for your homeschool.     Ever wonder what I do with all of my teacher’s manuals and student workbooks? And what about all of that curriculum that we aren’t currently using, but I know we’ll need in the…

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Homeschooling…When You Want to Quit!


Hi everyone! Have you ever wanted to just quit homeschooling? Well I have! And I would venture a guess that you probably have as well. I’ll never forget our first day of homeschooling. I was so excited, and so was my daughter. She was only 3 at the time, so she didn’t really know what was headed her way and…

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Tip Tuesday: School Work Storage Tips


  Hi! I’m back with another Tip Tuesday video for you all! Today we’re talking about what to do with all of your child’s school work. Man that stuff can pile up!   As homeschoolers, we literally have a ton of papers, art projects, and crafts taking up our precious space. Unfortunately we don’t have space to keep everything that…

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Tip Tuesday: Switching Curriculum Mid-Year


Have you ever bought a curriculum that you thought would be great, only to find out that it just wasn’t a good fit for your family? Don’t worry I have some advice in today’s Tip Tuesday post that will hopefully encourage you to let it go and move on to better homeschooling days!     We’ve all done it, bought…

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A Homeschooling Mom’s Daily Schedule


Hi everyone, have you ever wondered how I do it all? How I homeschool, work from home, and keep up with daily life? Well, I think the last time I posted about our daily schedule was about 4 years ago, so I thought maybe it was time for an update! Ya think? LOL!     While each day can bring on…

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