Frustrated with dinner time? These 5 meal planning tips will make your life so much easier! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen a lot of what’s on my plate lately, and heard me talk a bit about meal planning. On the one hand, it’s nothing fancy, but on the other hand, it’s good, Keep Reading
If you’ve spent anytime on my blog, you know that my family is my number one concern pretty much all of the time. Well, making sure that my husband and my kids and I can all have the best quality of life possible. That doesn’t mean we have everything we want all of the time, but we definitely get what we need, and we try not to take anything for granted.
I homeschool our children, so this is a great place to come for tips on homeschooling. I share deals I find on textbooks, Christian-based curriculums that work well, and tips for getting your kids to sit still and listen.
Another important thing for me is to try and fill each day with the activities we love to do together. We spend time outdoors on the farm, we take inexpensive trips together (check out my travel tips for busy moms) and we even renovated our old mobile home with the help of our kids.
In an effort to eat healthy as a family, we even did the Whole30 diet together. Check out my plans, meals and what worked and what didn’t.
Have you ever been frustrated by your kids’ tendency to gravitate toward junk food? I know I have! Given the choice between a Cheeto and a carrot stick, my son will take the Cheeto every time. Highly palatable food is prevalent in our culture, there’s no getting around it. But there’s Keep Reading
This week’s meal plan is full of simple, easy meals, and even features a couple of slow cooker dishes since everybody’s so busy right now with school ending, and t-ball (and other sports) going on, and for me personally, traveling this coming week. We all have different busy days, so what I Keep Reading
Who wants a meal plan featuring not only your dinners but your breakfasts and lunches as well? Yup, they're all planned out for you in this 7 Days Of Real Food Meal Plan with its printable companion shopping list. Click here to get access to this and every other meal plan here at Keep Reading
It’s that time again! Most grocery stores put out their sales flyers on Wednesday morning, which makes middle-of-the-week meal planning convenient - that way I have 3-4 days to get my (grocery shopping) ducks in a row before the new week. In last week's meal plan post, I shared how much easier Keep Reading
Let’s face it, life is easier when you have a plan. Even when (and it really is when, not if) you get off track, at the very least, a plan gives you guidelines and a helping hand toward getting back on track. As a mom, homeschooling my kids, taking care of the house and small farm, plus running a Keep Reading
Depending on your school district, Spring break is either here or right around the corner. Or if you’re a homeschooling family like us, spring break is whenever you say it is. ;) But regardless of when it happens, it seems like spring break for the most part means having bored kids all week long, Keep Reading
What if the holidays didn’t have to be so stressful? Someday, I’d love to do an entire blog series based around that theme, but right now, I want to talk about how to simplify Christmas dinner specific, and really, all holiday meals in general. Simple, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean less Keep Reading
Last January, we bought a 40-year-old mobile home for $1,000. It was a bit of a crazy whim. Gabe and I had talked - briefly - about buying a mobile home to put out on the farm so we could stop paying rent, stop driving from town to farm every day, and finally, after seven years, have a place that Keep Reading
Have you ever thrown your hands up in frustration, looked at your kids and husband and said (shouted?) “I quit! I can’t do it all anymore!” I had that moment last night. After a busy work day, I walked into the living room to see a bucket full of toys, dumped on the floor and abandoned, along Keep Reading