• Daily Homeschool Schedules

Our Daily Homeschool Schedule

One of the questions I’m asked about homeschooling is what a typical day looks like. Whether you’re already homeschooling or thinking about homeschooling it can be fun to take a peek into another homeschool family’s daily routine. Our daily homeschool...
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  • Things We Have to Stop Telling New Moms

4 Things We Have to Stop Telling New Moms and 2 Things to Say Instead

It’s easy to give the standard, off-the-cuff advice to new mothers in order to make conversation or bolster our “been there, done that” parenting cred. Unfortunately, there is too much unhelpful advice passed around that only frustrates new moms or causes unnecessary...
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  • 3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

3 Back to School Must Haves for Moms

It’s back to school time! Every summer you dutifully shop for your children so that they have everything they need for back to school. You get them off to a great start with all of the essentials because you are a...
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  • My Husband Isn't My Best Friend

4 Things to do When Your Husband Isn’t Your Best Friend

 Take a scroll down your Facebook news feed. How often do you come across a post from someone proclaiming how happy they are to be married to their best friend? I’ve seen it over and over. And I think it’s...
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  • How to Stop PMS Naturally

How To Get Relief From PMS

How to Get Relief From PMS Did you know that almost 85% of women experience at least some symptoms of PMS? I’m one of those women and I bet you are, too. While some of us experience more severe symptoms...
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  • Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe

Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe

  Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe You know what makes me feel all comfy-cozy? The smell of homemade bread baking the oven. There are few things I bake that are more satisfying to prepare and eat than my easy sourdough bread...
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  • Why We Don't Eat Dinner as a Family Anymore

3 Reasons We Don’t Eat Dinner Together as a Family

We don’t eat dinner together as a family – and I’m okay with that. It wasn’t always that way, but we stopped having regular family dinners not long after my youngest son was born in 2006. According to Cornell University, whether or...
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  • How to Stop Wasting Time on Facebook

6 Ways You’re Wasting Time on Facebook and How to Stop

6 Ways You’re Wasting Time on Facebook How much time are you wasting on Facebook each day? According to this NY Times article the average user spends 50 minutes on Facebook and Instagram per day.   Moms, we have to...
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  • The Best Frugal Living YouTubers

My Five Favorite Frugal Living YouTube Channels

My Five Favorite Frugal Living YouTube Channels Recently I posted a list of my 10 favorite YouTube moms. When I have time, I love to watch the great content these moms create to show us how they live their lives and...
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  • Why is Motherhood so Stressful

The Number One Reason You’re Stressed Out as a Mom

The Number One Reason You’re Stressed Out as a Mom I’ll get right to it.  The number one reason you’re stressed out as a mom is because you are always ON. I know, I know. Many of you are thinking...
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  • The Best Summer Learning Workbooks

The Best Workbooks for Summer Learning

I know it doesn’t feel like it, but summer vacation is winding down. It seems to me like summer vacation gets shorter each year.  This time of the season is for all of the last minute things you wanted to...
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How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free

How to Homeschool Your Second Grader for Free When I was a new homeschooling mom, I spent way too much money on two complete homeschool curricula for my sons, who were then in 2nd grade and Kindergarten.  It was not a good...
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  • How to Support a Child Who Wants a Dangerous Job

How to Support Your Child’s Dream Job When It’s Risky

How To Support Your Child’s Dream Job When It’s Risky Let’s be honest, parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Raising children comes with exciting adventures along with challenges. You want the best for them. After all, you are there...
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How to Talk with Your Partner About Child-Led Weaning

Editor’s Note:  This post was written by OSH guest poster Monica Sakellaridis a.k.a. Mozey.  See the end of the post for more information about Mozey and where to find her online. My Husband Wasn’t Open to Child Led Weaning (At...
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  • Important Conversations to Have While Pregnant

Five Important Conversations to Have When You’re Pregnant

 5 Important Conversations to Have While You’re Pregnant Editor’s Note: This article was written by Our Small Hours guest poster Amy Patterson.  Find out more about Amy below. As an expectant mother there seems to be a million and one...
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  • Free Apps for Kids

10 Best FREE Android Apps for Kids from Amazon Underground

It’s summertime and that means we’ll all be spending more time engaging and entertaining our children. When it’s time for a little quiet or a long road trip, we need some great Android apps to keep our little ones busy....
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  • Scott Tube Free Reviews

The Easiest Way to Go Green at Home

This post brought to you by Scott Tube-Free. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Our Small Hours. You guys know that my family and I are all about the green life.  We believe we have a responsibility...
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  • How to Help Children With Pet Loss

5 Activities to Help Kids Cope with Pet Loss

Friends, it’s been a rough week.  On Monday we lost our sweet cat Ana who was only 6 years old.  She was a special girl who I affectionately called “second mom” because of the way she could sense when the...
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  • 5 Ways to Make Extra Income This Summer

5 Ways to Make Extra Money This Summer

Editor’s Note:  I’m thrilled to have Hank McKinsey from HomebyHank.com as a guest poster today.  He’s sharing with us his best tips for ways to make extra money this summer.  See his author bio at the end of the post...
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  • Coconut Flour Brownie Recipe

Coconut Flour Brownies

After reading Wheat Belly (which I highly recommend) I finally understood many of the health issues I used to have. Our family tries to limit the amount of wheat in our diet – at least at home.  We are more relaxed about what...
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  • Benefits of Furniture Rental

5 Reasons to Consider Furniture Rental

This post brought to you by CORT. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Our Small Hours. 5 Reasons to Consider Furniture Rental You never know where life will take you, no matter how well you plan.  That’s...
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  • Make Over Your Mornings

3 Morning Makeover Habits

3 Morning Makeover Habits I know you can relate. The alarm goes off, you hit snooze five hundred times, and then you drag yourself out of bed just in time to leave. Grab an apple as you leave, hair in a pony tail,...
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  • April 2016 Blog Income Report

April 2016 Blog Income Report

April 2016 Blog Income and Traffic Report Welcome to April’s blog income report.  April was a whirlwind month in both my personal and professional lives.  I haven’t felt so far away from my blogging in a while.  I was able to...
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  • The No Poo Method Ruined My Hair

The No-Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me

The No Poo Method Didn’t Work For Me It’s no secret that I like my personal care products to be as natural as possible.  I use a natural deodorant, make my own body wash, toothpaste and facial moisturizer.  I want to...
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Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour

How to Make Homemade Sprouted Wheat Flour Traditionally, wheat was sprouted, soaked or soured in order to produce healthier and more easily digested baked goods.  Check out my sourdough bread recipe and my post about why I buy sprouted flour for more...
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  • How to Start Homeschooling

How to Get Started With Homeschooling

So, you think you wanna home school?   If you’ve begun to research how to get started with homeschooling you might feel a bit overwhelmed.  Curriculum, co-ops and cover schools, oh my!I remember when we first began homeschooling. (Find out why...
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  • Safety Tips for Outdoor Play

Safety Reminders for Outside Play

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Our Small Hours guest poster Amy Patterson.  Find out more about Amy below. Safety Reminders for Outside Play With the temperatures rising and the daylight hours extended, your kids are probably antsy to...
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  • Decor from Recycled Products

4 Creative & Natural Bedroom Storage Ideas Using Recycled Products

Special thanks to Brosa for this great article on how to use recycled products to create beautiful bedroom decor and storage. Great Bedroom Storage Ideas Using Recycled Products Tired of tossing out an endless stream of once beloved items? It’s time...
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Is Your Family Ready for Earth Day?

This post brought to you by Tom’s of Maine. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Our Small Hours. Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd.  Like other natural-living-minded moms, I’m spending time this week talking with my boys...
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  • Real Food Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Real Food Homemade Chocolate Pudding Recipe Chocolate pudding brings back memories of my childhood.  As I said in my post with my Homemade Vanilla Pudding Recipe, my mom made pudding from a box, but it was always the stove-top method....
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