Making the Most of Canceled Plans

With so many events being canceled and school/work closures, a lot of us are finding we have an abundance of time on our hands these days. This is a big change even for our homeschool family. I mean, the library is closed, people. That's pretty much my social life. Actually, that's a complete joke, but we can get to that in another post.This post is from me, the introvert, to help you make the most of canceled plans. I'm really good at this, guys. So if you are freaking out about all this time at home, I got you, boo.I also want to note that there is no pressure here. There are no expectations you have to live up to during this ridiculously weird season we are going through. This is simply meant as an encouragement to be intentional … [Continue]

10 Classic Movies for Family Movie Night on Amazon Prime

We are a movie loving family. We love a wide variety of movies, but one area that we kind of lost touch with as the kids became teens is the classic family movies. We watched a lot of them like The Apple Dumpling Gang and Swiss Family Robinson when they were little, but not many since.Today I thought I would share a list of classic movies for family movie night that are currently available on Amazon Prime. We are analyzing our budget and taking a close look at all the different streaming services we pay for each month. I've been trying to make the most out of our Amazon Prime membership that we pay for each month. I'm hoping to maybe drop one or two of the other streaming services in the process. But we will see since each one offers … [Continue]

10 Classic Television Series on Amazon Prime

One of my favorite things to do is introduce my kids to things I enjoyed as a kid. Sometimes they respond appropriately and love it, other times they do not. Sometimes we stumble across a classic that I didn't know about and we enjoy it together. Mostly, I just like experiencing things with my kids.Classic television series have been one of our … [Continue]

Encouragement for the Homeschool Mom – Podcast Edition

Homeschooling is wonderful. Homeschooling is hard. Homeschooling is a great way to build relationships with your kids. Homeschooling is challenging because you spend so much time with your kids. I love homeschooling. I think I stink at homeschooling.Have you ever thought any of these statements? You can't see it, but my hand is raised. I have … [Continue]

61 Free Maternity Sewing Tutorials

Maternity clothes can be hard to find, at least they were for me and my friends who did not want to spend a fortune. Since there are quite a few free maternity sewing tutorials floating around, I thought some DIY-minded women would appreciate a round-up of free sewing tutorials for maternity clothes and accessories.I am also including … [Continue]

52 Books in A Year, Or Am I Crazy?

I have set the same reading goal for 2017, 2018, and now 2019. I want to read 52 books in a calendar year. One book a week. When I was a teenager, I could read multiple books in a week. Chapter books.Things tend to change when you become an adult and have actual responsibilities like other lives depending on you for things like making them food … [Continue]

Blogging, Goals, and How the Things Change

When I first started blogging (back in the mid-2000's...well over 10 years ago 😱), it was to share bits of my life and to rediscover writing after the baby years. Eventually I learned that there were some crazies actually making money doing this thing and so I figured that should include me. After all, I am a blogger and I just might be crazy. … [Continue]

The Biggest Thing I Struggle With as a Mother

If you sign up for my email list, you will get a welcome email where I ask the question "what is the biggest thing you struggle with as a mom?" I ask because if I can help, I want to. It's what we moms do. We help each other, am I right?I thought it was only fair that I answer the question myself because I value transparency and honesty and all … [Continue]