A Look into Our Daily Lives, On the Farm and Around the Home

Fall Around the Farm

It's fall, and fall around the farm is umm BUSY... If the farm is busy, then I am busy.  During the fall months, we put up hay, thresh alfalfa seed, milo harvest, prepare ground for planting wheat, keep cattle fed and watered, fix equipment... it is a never ending chore on the farm. In all … [Read More...]

Building a Writing Center for the Large Family with Special Learning Needs

One of our biggest struggles in our homeschool is teaching writing... It is hard for me.  Why?  Because I know I am NOT a strong writer.  That, right there, is likely why I don't blog too often.  I love the idea of a writing center for the homeschool family.  I have been studying the introductions … [Read More...]

Over $15,000 in Homeschool Giveaways

It's that time of year, we are all getting ready for back to school.  We have curriculum to buy, lesson plans to plan, field trips to plan, and tons of other things to get done. Educents has several educational activities and other goodies worth over $15000 that they are giving away. Check it … [Read More...]

How to Pray for Farmers

A friend asked me how, specifically, she could pray for farmers.  So many think that farm life is glamorous, however I have to be honest... there is a glamorous side, but then there is the huge scary truth... from year to year our income can change by nearly 75% and sometimes more... Our lives … [Read More...]

Homeschool Curriculum Shopping

Curriculum shopping can be so overwhelming.  Even 12 years into homeschooling, I can still walk into a curriculum hall at a convention and become overwhelmed!!  Reading reviews and making list before I start my buying has helped me make a plan for shopping whether online or at the vendor hall. I … [Read More...]

A Boy and His Bees

Our family loves honey.  Our oldest has ALWAYS been a Nature Boy, catching bugs, flipping rocks looking for reptiles... YES, snakes too. Observing plants, animals, insects and everything nature related from an early age.  About four years ago, he took a big interest in honey bees.  And so the story … [Read More...]

Busy Doing that Farm Wife Thing…

I am a stay at home mom.  But, as a farm wife, that doesn't mean I am home much.  As a farm wife, I knew I would be helping on the farm a lot.  There are seasons when being mom takes first priority over my "farm wife" status. However, now with older children, my farm wife chores are becoming more … [Read More...]

No Stress Homeschool Curriculum Shopping

Curriculum shopping does not have to be stressful.  In fact with a few preparations before you begin, it can actually be a fun family event.  It has taken me a few years to figure out how to do the no stress curriculum shopping. My Curriculum Shopping Steps First, less is more... Less curriculum … [Read More...]

Fourteen Ways to Enjoy Education on Vacation

I have talked about our lifestyle of education a lot on this blog.  Even though I am changing up some curriculum and adding more workbooks, we will still be doing a lot of lifestyle education.  Many will be heading out on vacation sometime this summer.  Take your vacation to another level and enjoy … [Read More...]

Create a Flexible Household Routine

We have hit the season of the year where pretty much all ideas of a routine can be thrown out the window...  for instance, tonight my husband walked in letting me know we have to run for parts tomorrow.  Umm, a little FYI...  we have be gone on parts runs or unplanned doctor appointments a lot … [Read More...]

Summer Fun can be Educational

Summertime can lead to a lull in learning - here are awesome resources to … [Read More...]

Five Summer Fun Ideas to Beat the Heat

Some of my best memories as a child were made during the summer.  My … [Read More...]

Eight Apps for Moms

I am a bit techy... never would have dreamed that I would enjoy technology … [Read More...]

Why build an online support system for moms?

    Why would moms need an … [Read More...]

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