Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore and What I Do Instead

Why I Don’t Use Coupons Anymore Several years ago, I was a self-proclaimed coupon queen. I cut my grocery budget for a family of five from nearly $1000 per month to around $300 a month. My pantry, fridge, and freezer...
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Easy Soaked Oatmeal Recipe

I’m excited to share my recipe for soaked oatmeal with you today! Oatmeal is a comforting breakfast food that’s made delicious with the addition of flavorful ingredients like maple syrup, berries, nuts and more. Oatmeal is such a versatile food....
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56 Free Language Arts Resources for Homeschoolers

Language arts is one of my favorite subjects to teach my children. Maybe because I’m a writer? Over the years, I’ve found many great free language arts resources for homeschoolers. We’ve enriched our language arts learning with what we’ve found...
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Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets Recipe Using Coconut Flour

Do your children enjoy chicken nuggets as much as mine do? One of the first things we stopped buying when we switched to a real food diet was frozen processed dinner foods. I knew I’d need to make homemade chicken...
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Our Winter Homeschool Schedule

Our daily schedule has changed again and so our daily homeschool schedule must also be revised. Read on to find out all about our new winter homeschool schedule, the boys extracurriculars and how I fit in working from home and...
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Affordable Homeschool Resources from Educents – All Under $30

It’s a brand new homeschool year and a great time to stock up on affordable homeschool resources. As you know I prefer frugal homeschooling choices like creating my own homeschool curriculum and using the internet for free homeschooling resources.   It’s...
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Meatloaf Cupcakes

Easy Meatloaf Cupcake Recipe You need a new ground beef recipe.     What?  How’d I know that?  Because I can read minds.   Okay.  Not really.  The truth is that I heard your family protesting yet another meatloaf all the...
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56 Free Homeschool Science Resources

Science is one of the most fun homeschool subjects to teach my sons. Our family is pretty science-focused but we had to force our boys to focus on science. I create my own homeschool curriculum, but often the science portion...
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How to Work Full Time and Homeschool

Yes! You CAN Work Full Time and Homeschool Your Children Are you a parent who is interested in homeschooling but you working full time? I have great news. You absolutely can work full time and homeschool. Yes, even if both...
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Simple Soaked Pancakes Recipe

What’s more comforting on an easy Sunday morning than a stack of warm pancakes spread with butter and drizzled with maple syrup? Well, nothing – unless your belly isn’t comforted by foods made with wheat flour. That’s why making soaked...
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56 Free Homeschool Math Resources

After spending way too much money on our first set of homeschool curriculum just to discover we hated it, I decided to create my own homeschool curriculum. While I love shopping for new homeschool workbooks and supplies, I quickly discovered...
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What to Expect in the First Weeks After Birth

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by Kandice, owner of Green-Eyed Girl Productions and a Coordinating Blog, The Vintage Event, and her personal blog A Cotton Kandi Life.  You can find out more about Kandice by following her on social media...
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Why I Buy Healthy Salt

In the “Why I Buy” series I will explain why I purchase certain foods or products.  Today there are many items in my kitchen (and in the rest of my home) that I hadn’t even heard of several years ago....
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3 Date Night Ideas for Busy Parents

3 Date Night Ideas For Busy Parents When you are a parent, spending time with your spouse is easier said than done. Babysitters can be expensive and you surely don’t want to leave your kids in the wrong hands. But...
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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Authentic homemade sourdough bread begins with a fermented, thick, gloopy substance called a sourdough starter. It might sound (or look) unappealing, but let me tell you, homemade sourdough starter is the first step to a truly delicious loaf of homemade...
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56 Free Homeschool Reading Resources

Did you know that there is no shortage of free homeschooling reading resources? Homeschooling doesn’t have to be an expensive venture.  There are plenty of resources out there that are completely free.  We’re fortunate to live in the digital age...
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Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets

Natural Alternative to Dryer Sheets What if you could have an easy, inexpensive natural alternative to dryer sheets? You’d be one step closer to a frugal, natural lifestyle, that’s for sure. I recently posted about my one-ingredient, homemade natural laundry...
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Homemade Mouthwash

Easy Homemade Mouthwash  Anytime I can save money and make my daily routine greener and more natural, I do. That’s why I’m so excited to share the easy homemade mouthwash recipe I created. As I work to replace all of...
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What’s Wrong With Common Core Math

What’s Wrong With Common Core Math? Before you read this post, check out this problem.  Did the common core method of calculation make sense to you?  It did to me.  But, that doesn’t mean I’m rushing to teach my homeschooled...
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My Single Ingredient Natural Laundry Detergent

One Ingredient Natural Laundry Detergent I’m so happy to share with you guys this easy homemade laundry detergent. It’s no secret that store-bought laundry detergent is not the healthiest of products.  From sulfates to dioxanes to fragrances, conventional laundry detergents...
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5 Books for Weight Loss with Real Food

Do you want to lose weight in the new year? I’ve got five books you must read for weight loss with real food. 5 Books to Read for Weight Loss With Real Food A few years ago, I lost 47...
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Sweet Potato Frittata

Sweet potatoes are an important part of my family’s real food diet. Did you know that sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse? They contain ample amounts of Vitamins A, B, C and the mineral potassium. And, even though they have...
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Best Art Gifts for Kids

I admit, my arts are music and writing. My husband is all science and sports. We don’t spend a lot of time on art (outside of music) around here because we fill our time with other activities. But, some of...
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10 Important Things New Moms Need to Know

10 Important Things New Moms Need to Know 10.  You can do it.  No matter your age, your financial situation, your education, or your relationship status, you’ve got this, mama.  It’s what you were born to do.  Once you go...
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Easy Homemade Jell-O Recipe Made with Fruit Juice

Easy Homemade Jell-O Recipe – Bonus! It’s Healthy! Did you know that jello is a healthy treat for kids and adults? Wait! Let me explain: My homemade jell-o recipe is healthy because it’s sugar-free (with no artificial sweeteners!) and made...
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Science Gift Ideas for Kids

 If your kids are as into science as mine are, then you’re going to love this great holiday gift guide for kids who love science. We’ve always tried to get gifts for our boys that were educational so as they’ve...
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Why I Don’t Force My Boys to Hug Other Adults (Not Even Grandma!)

We Don’t Force Our Children to Hug Other Adults (Not even Grandma!) When my boys were preschool age and younger, family members would sometimes act offended when the boys refused hugs and kisses.  My husband and I tried to stifle...
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How to Create a Chore Plan for Your Children

How to Create a Chore Plan for Children If you’ve implemented a chore system with your children you already understand the importance of children doing chores.  If you are like me, then you might be hesitant to assign chores to your children...
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Quinoa Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash

Easy Acorn Squash Recipe – Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash I’ve found a new favorite fall recipe!  This quinoa stuffed roasted acorn squash is so delicious and super easy to make.  Although it takes 40 minutes to roast the squash, the...
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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Although I am no longer a vegan or vegetarian, I certainly remember how it felt to participate in meat-centered holiday meals with friends and family when I didn’t eat meat.  When the standard Thanksgiving centerpiece dish is a turkey,...
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