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First Day of Homeschool (Free Printable)

This year our crew will begin our homeschooling journey.

It's kind of hard to explain how I decided to homeschool my three young children of different ages. Either I'm completely cookoo bonkers, or I'm definitely inspired by the holy ghost.

I'd like to think the latter, and since my husband and I decided to go full steam ahead with homeschooling, I've already seen blessings in our lives. Blessings of family togetherness, less stress, love of learning and life and we really haven't begun school yet.

I decided to share with you some free "First day of Homeschool" Printables because I wasn't able to find any on pinterest.

Homeschool kids need first day of school pictures too!

Click the pictures below for the pdf version on google drive.

Have a wonderful school year!



Enjoy and thanks for popping by!

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ETO (Every day teaching opportunities)

Now that I have decided to homeschool I am noticing myself finding ways to implement everyday discussions into short simple lessons. 
The phrase of the year at my house will be "Resolve your conflicts peacefully". I will be creating a new poster and framing it to put in the house. 
1. We discussed what these words mean.      Resolve means to figure out how to fix your problem. 
2. Identify the conflict. What are you crying/whining/screaming about?  What is the problem?  Once you've identified your problem, you have identified your conflict, what is wrong? 
3. What is peacefully? Without whining/screaming/fighting/crying.  
4. Figure out how you can fix your problem without whining/screaming/crying/fighting etc. 

5. As a result we will be blessed with love at home. An additional bonus you learn how to resolve conflict responsibly and independently. 

Where to find Cute Modest dresses

Hello! Welcome!

If you are reading this post you are like so many other ladies that ask me the same question. Where do you get all these cute dresses??

Since I get that question a lot around here I thought I would write a blog post with all of the online places I frequent to find modest dresses.  Modest meaning long or appropriate length and sleeves.  I will occasionally purchase a dress with spaghetti straps and wear a cardi or white t-shirt underneath also. But who wants to do that all the time??

So pin it, share it, bookmark it and check them out....if you can't find anything message me and I'll see what I can do.

Seriously, I'm not joking about this.  I love to shop and if I get to shop for people it's even more fun...of course you will have to pay me.

These are all places for 0-plus size. So, there is something for everyone.

TaraLynn's Boutique,:
Super cute florals and stripes. I've ordered a couple dresses from here and have been very happy with shipment a…

Raising smart successful children is tough...

We've been through a lot in the last 5 months. We've moved to a new city, the kids are attending a new school, and my husband a new job. AHHH!!!  It's been hectic to say the least.

Now that we are kind of settled I've just been trying to teach my children valuable lessons when I can. Lately I've felt the kids being too dependent on devices and not really wanting to help out around the house. I've felt very frustrated and just tired of yelling and repeating myself over and over and over again!!

My mom gave us a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Jr. kit she got from work. She thought it was a financial game. It's something I wanted to do with the kids but since we were moving and going through everything the last 3 years I never really got around to it. We've moved 3 times in the past 3 YEARS!! We would see the box sitting around and the kids would say "I want to play that" and I'm like "yeah we'll get to that".

Cut to maybe a year …

Science Fun Explosion

We tried to make Elephant Toothpaste!

The kids had such a blast and it was a fun family activity to do together.

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a little Mother's Day art

Happy Mother's Day weekend!!

I told my kids Mother's Day is the one day a year we are appreciated. But, seriously sometimes it can feel like that.

I wanted to create something graphically for mothers this weekend.

When I think of motherhood I think of babies naturally. That moment when you meet your tiny baby and the only thing there is to do is love and kiss on them (and feed them and change them ect) This stage goes by all too quickly. 




This next piece I asked my husband to sketch me a mom and her daughter, I wanted just their backs and originally I had thought of like a beach scene, with long flowing dresses, but once I saw his sketch I thought it just looked like a mom and her daughter at the Kentucky derby.  It turned out kind of perfect because my mother loves horses and the derby.  My parents always love going and so I knew I wanted to incorporate a photograph. I even like it in b&w. 
To all you mothers out there, happy Mother's Day! 






Honoring Mother's for Primary Singing time

Happy Mother's Day Week!

I am so excited for our primary children to sing their mother's day medley found here. It is really beautiful!

Hopefully the older kids will sing so loud and the younger kids will remember some of the words. (Fingers crossed)

So, for mother's day sharing time in primary I decided we will get to know our children's mothers a little better. I have asked the mom's to provide me with a fun fact, a unique talent, or anything interesting about them (preferably one their child doesn't know so we can all be stumped) and their favorite primary song. I will put the mom's names on the board.

I made these Nesting dolls with my cricut. You can find the cricut simply charmed cartridge here. It has lots of great holiday cuts.



I will print out the fun fact and their favorite primary song and tape it to the back of these dolls and I will hide them around the room. I will have the children find them one by one and we will try and figure out which mom…