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3 In Family/ Homeschooling

No Cook Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Oh, friends – there is just something about fall, isn’t there? Every year, I tell myself not to rush summer and to appreciate all the blessings that summer brings. And I truly do…but I would by lying to myself if I said that I don’t enjoy fall most of all! I love everything about it. And this fall, we are welcoming baby number 8 into our family, so it will be even more special for us!   My kids love…

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Setting Up A Family Fish Tank With Ease

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Mars Fish Care and the API brand   As a family, we have always loved fish. My husband and I even had a fish tank before we had any children. When I was pregnant with our first child, we would watch the National Geographic Fish episodes almost every night. That first child is now the one who has a long term love with all things fish care! He has always kept…

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The Easiest DIY Playdough Ever

Who doesn’t love playdough? I know I grew up playing with playdough and my kids are doing the same. I can’t tell you how much playdough we have bought over the years! Thankfully, after some trial and error, I came up with a simple and cost effective recipe for DIY Playdough. Now, we can make playdough whenever the mood strikes and create until our heart’s content!  This recipe is for a very simple DIY Playdough Recipe. Feel free to substitute…

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8 In Family/ Simplify The Season

The Ultimate Gift Guide For Little Girls

Tis’ the most wonderful time of year! I love absolutely everything about the Christmas season. Having children just makes it all the more special!   However, I know that this time of year can also bringing some added stress…from financial stress to the worry about how you will get it all done. Well mama…one thing I can tell you… you don’t have to “get it all done!”  Your children won’t know the difference, and all they want is to share in…

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5 In Family

Give The Gift Of Higher Education This Year

We have all had those times where we really wanted to give a meaningful gift to a family or child, but were at a loss on what to give. I know as a large family mom myself, I shudder when the holiday season comes around and my kids start getting things that they may play with for a moment, but that will end up in the back of the closet soon enough. This post is sponsored by Virginia529 but all…

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10 Children’s Books We Are Loving Right Now

Books are my favorite thing…well, besides the obvious family, Jesus, and coffee. I am and always have been an avid reader and have raised my children as readers. It isn’t that hard to do – I started reading to my children at an early age. We make an adventure out of going to the library or bookstore, I let each younger child pick out a book for us to read before bed, I let my children see me reading books.…

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9 In Family

Save on Prescription Medicine For Your Family

If your family takes any prescription medicine at all, then you know prescriptions can get expensive. If you have a large family, like I do, and everyone gets sick at the same time – you may need an oxygen mask when you go to pick up all your prescriptions! Granted, we do our best to stay healthy and boost our immune systems, so we rarely need prescription medicine, but there are times when it is the best choice for what…

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5 Simple Ways To Make Your Mornings Brighter

This post is sponsored by The Hillshire Brands Company. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Mornings with lots of little ones can be chaotic. Add homeschooling into that mix and chaos can easily reign over the day, if you let it. Over the years I have learned how important it is to have a solid morning routine that sets up your day for success. Of course, this doesn’t always go as planned, because I am a mom…

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4 In Family/ Homeschooling/ Organizing

Free Meal Planning Printable for Moms

If you’ve been around me for any length of time, you know I am a huge proponent for meal planning. I believe meal planning is crucial to the way my family functions. When I do not take the time to sit down and meal plan for the week, even on a small scale, it throws the week into chaos and I can’t seem to ever catch up. I take some time each Saturday and write out a meal plan for…

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9 In Family/ Homeschooling/ Organizing

Free Housekeeping Checklist For Moms

You may be asking why I am talking about housekeeping in a series for homeschool printables, and I get that. But really, we are all moms and we are all keeping home in one way or another. I find as a homeschool mom, it is imperative to my sanity and the health of my family that I keep my home is somewhat of an orderly fashion. This doesn’t mean my home is Pinterest worthy – it isn’t, at all. But…

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