Healthy Habits- free audio course

Healthy Habits

Guess what I’m doing right now? I’m eating no-sugar no-gluten for 21 days! So hard, but so important, to make get on track with healthy habits. I did this last January and lost 10 pounds. But I didn’t stick with it and gained 5 pounds back. Here are my best tips: Plan ahead for meals and snacks Eat a snack every morning, whether I think I’ll need it or not. It helps curb my sugar cravings Drink plenty of water {Read More}

Review: Roman Town app from Dig-It! Games

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We’ve had a lot of fun with our recent review of Dig-It! Games Roman Town (iOS App). It works on our iPad 2, and was played mostly by my 8-year-old son–both independently (mostly for the game-playing) and with me helping him (mostly for reading the historical information).  I rarely play video games personally, but I decided to try these to see if they were actually fun.  They are! I love all kinds of educational games and educational apps for my kids. This one {Read More}

Five 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Dinners My Family Loves!

Five 3-ingredient Crock-Pot Dinners My Family Loves

It’s getting to be busy fall time! Rehearsals, classes, practices–almost all of our afternoons and evenings are full. So, I don’t have time to spend in the kitchen getting dinner ready. I love crock-pot meals because they are fast and easy. But, they have to taste good and look good, too! Here are some easy 3-ingredient crock-pot dinners:  (Click through each title for the recipe, grocery list, and serving ideas.) 1. Turkey Breast Turkey breast chicken stock spices 2. French Dip {Read More}

Giveaway: USB Portable Charger & Double Wall Stainless Steel Travel Mug

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I’m really excited about today’s giveaway. It contains a couple of really simple, but extremely useful items. I hope you like them as much as I do! It’s Back to School time and class is in session. Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home. But Back-To-School doesn’t just mean for {Read More}

7 Ways to Prepare for Back to Homeschool

7 Ways to Prepare for Back to Homeschool

Today I’m guest posting at the Educents blog about “7 Ways to Prepare for Back to Homeschool.” Here’s the quick list, but head over to read the details and tips. 1. Determine academic goals for each child 2. Choose and purchase curriculum 3. Determine character goals for each child 4. Organize drawers and bookshelves 5. Buy school supplies (for the whole year, during summer sales) 6. Come up with a workable house-cleaning plan, teach it to the kids, and practice {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #133

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Only a few more days to get my new curriculum 21 Lessons for 20th Century American Music Appreciation for Grades K-12 while it’s still 50% off (coupon code August50)! Only $12.50 for a full semester of lessons–can even be used for high school credit. It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts and pins! I really want to pin your posts to my “Favorites From House to Home Link Party” {Read More}

Why We Changed our History Curriculum for Homeschool High School to Tapestry of Grace

Why We Changed our History Curriculum for Homeschool High School to Tapestry of Grace

Today I’m sharing with you Why We Changed our History Curriculum for Homeschool High School and what we changed it to. For many years I have had in my mind a couple of curricula that I was pretty sure we’d use in high school for history. Both are Christian-based and written by awesome ladies I just love! But I have discovered another Christian-based curriculum, written by another lady I just love! It’s called Tapestry of Grace. Last year our family began {Read More}

Review: Time Capsule Medieval England homeschool curriculum

Time Capsule Medieval England Review

I’m happy to review today a homeschool curriculum called Time Capsule: Medieval England. The first thing I noticed when I looked at this curriculum is how extensive it is! There are 351 pages!  It was written by Michelle Caskey and illustrated by Michelle Rankin. See more about it at www.homeschool-your-boys.com. When my kids were all in elementary school and younger, my favorite way to homeschool was to come up with a topic–like Medieval England–and do a whole unit study on it. I {Read More}

My 2015-16 Homeschool Curriculum & Schedule (with Verses of the Year free printables)

2015-16 Homeschool Curriculum & Schedule

School starts in a week for us! I’m finally feeling like I’m almost ready. Today I’m happy to share our 2015-16 Homeschool Curriculum & Schedule, I’ve also included some verses of the year that I’ve made into free printables to share with you! I am now homeschooling all 8 of my children, for the first time ever. My youngest is 3 and is in preschool, and my oldest is 14 and is in 9th grade. It’s most definitely our most complicated {Read More}

Get a Meet Penny Lifetime Membership for only $10!

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Are you like me and just love cute printables for your kids? The ones that Tabitha makes at Meet Penny are adorable! Usually she charges $25 for this awesome lifetime membership. But you can Get a Meet Penny Lifetime Membership for only $10 right now! Purchase a Premium Membership at Meet Penny and receive instant access to numerous ebooks and printable packs for only $10… for LIFE! Don’t delay. This special price ends soon!   Here is just a smidgen of what {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #132

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Did you hear that my store is now open? Be sure to get my new curriculum 21 Lessons for 20th Century American Music Appreciation for Grades K-12 while it’s still 50% off (coupon code August50)! Only $12.50 for a full semester of lessons–can even be used for high school credit. It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts and pins! I really want to pin your posts to my “Favorites {Read More}

$500 Bless a Homeschooler Cash Giveaway

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It’s Back to (Home) School time It’s that time of year, when many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year.  Some of you may have already started your new year, and some of you may have never stopped!  Ah, the blessing of homeschooling – to be able to do what suits your family. Speaking of blessing, I’ve gotten together with a group of bloggers to bless a homeschooling family with $500 (Paypal) CASH!  We’ve put our resources together {Read More}

T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday

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If you’re like me, you gained a few pounds over the summer. It’s time to get back to a good schedule, both for school and for exercising. I love T-Tapp because I can get a great work-out in for less time. It’s perfect for us busy moms! I usually only exercise 15-25 minutes a day.  Read more about my T-Tapp success here. These discounts are only available through Tuesday 8/18, so don’t miss them! If you’re new to T-Tapp, definitely check {Read More}

Intro to “21 Lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation” curriculum

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I’ve been working on it for a year, and it’s now ready for you!  Hop over to my brand new store. What is it? 21 Lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation is a 36-page ebook curriculum is delivered in digital format to make it easier to follow the links to hear and watch the music. You will find 21 lessons, which can be taught to students in grades K-12 in only minutes a day. Also included are 2 notebooking {Read More}

Free lessons about Ancient Egypt

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It’s time to study ancient history again for us this fall. It’s really a fun subject for younger kids, especially ancient Egypt! See below for some really fun Free lessons about Ancient Egypt. Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut’s history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are {Read More}

Math Curriculum Giveaway: A+ Tutorsoft

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Would you like to win 3-month access to the A+ Interactive Math Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan? Welcome to today’s math curriculum giveaway! The winner will be able to choose the number of students (1 to 10) she needs it for.  That’s a $119.99 value if you need it for 10 students! I have written a review on the A+ Interactive Math program if you’d like to read more about it. A+ Interactive Math is an online math curriculum. The placement {Read More}

4 More Easy Ways to Add Music Appreciation to Your Homeschool

4 More Easy Ways to Add Music Appreciation to Your Homeschool

If you’ve been following me this week, you know that I’ve been sharing lots of neat ways to add music appreciation to your homeschool. There has been so much excitement around here. I’m amazed at how many people have downloaded my freebies. It must mean that you really need more music appreciation materials. Well, I’m here to serve, and I have ideas in the works! I’m a homeschool mom of 8 and have 21 years of music teaching experience. Music {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #131

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It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts and pins! I really want to pin your posts to my “Favorites From House to Home Link Party” board on Pinterest. It’s the 3rd board on my Pinterest page!  So, be sure the follow the new rules, so I can easily pin them for you. Follow Gena Mayo @ I Choose Joy!’s board Favorites “From House to Home” Link Party {Read More}

5 Free Music Lessons to Make American History Studies Richer

5 Free Music Lessons to Make American History Studies Richer

A few days ago I shared about 3 Free Ways to Add Music Appreciation to an Already Busy Homeschool Day. I hope you enjoyed those three freebies. Have you already tried some of it with your kids? As a homeschool mom of 8 and music teacher of 21 years I’ve found some creative ways to include music in our homeschool. Today’s post explores this further by connecting music appreciation to another subject–history! You are going to teach American history for {Read More}

T-Shirt Sale & Giveaway: Keep Calm and Homeschool On!

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It’s time for the annual $5.99 homeschool t-shirt sale at Great Products! Look at the fun t-shirt I picked out! It says “Keep Calm and Homeschool On.” I have to admit that the night before I received the shirt, I was basically freaking out thinking about how hard it’s going to be this homeschool year. It’s the first year I’m schooling all 8 kids, and all levels preschool through high school! But then I put the shirt on and decided {Read More}