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Why We Choose Bookshark as Our Homeschool Curriculum!

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Bookshark.   When we announced we'd be homeschooling a popular question has consistently been asked since we started homeschooling full time has been "Which curriculum do you use?"  I'm always happy to share our adoration for our Bookshark curriculum. Bookshark was an obvious choice for us, it is a literacy based curriculum which I think reading alongside play are the best things you can do for kids seven and under.   My sons are also very…

My LENT Strategy This Year..

Happy Ash Wednesday!  Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy.  --Pope Francis Every year I love to share my intentions and plans for the Lent season.  I have spent weeks in thought and in prayer wondering what to give up this year for Lent.  Would I give up coffee?  A favorite meal?  Social Media?  None of it felt like enough, none of these things felt like a true sacrifice.  I wanted something that would stretch me…

Have Kids? Have Dog? Need great mop! (Amiright!?)

I'm a proud millennial parent, I love innovative home products. Hardwood floors are becoming a staple point in homes of today, so a quality mop is an essential. Bona's Hardwood floor mop is the next generation of wood floor mops. These photos are snapshots of my real, actual life. Between making marriage a priority, homeschooling, sports classes, and running a blog-- I stay busy! Our lives and hearts are full. Dirt is tracked in on the regular, and I have…

My Favorite Dollar Tree Finds For Kids…

I adore the Dollar Tree.  I love to shop there, and I also love to give my kids a few dollars and let them choose some items.  Yesterday, I walked around the Dollar Tree with my phone snapping photos of my favorite Dollar Tree finds.  I'm also going to share how we use them! Craft section- I like to get the kids get cray cray in this section.  Then, I bring those items home and store them in a shower…

LEGOLAND: Kids Go Free & A Family Four Pack Giveaway!

Disclosure:  Thank you to LEGOLAND for providing us with the photos and tickets to giveaway!   You guys know how much I love to share incredible deals with families that ideally make it possible for them to spend quality time together and make some really special memories!  So, I had to share that right now through the end of February kids can visit LEGOLAND for free!  It's easy to do, simply purchase an 8 ct. Honest Juice package from any retailer. …

Valentine’s Day Gift Suggestions For Him!

Disclosure: I received a credit to Tommy John and a free Date Box to conduct a review and determine if they'd be good valentine's day gifts!  All opinions expressed are my own!   Anyone else have a hard to shop for partner?  My husband is one of these people who likes practical stuff, so I've compiled a list of fun yet practical things to get your partner this Valentine's Day! A Date Box subscription- So, this is the top of my…

Free Things To Do With Kids That Don’t Suck.

Free Cooking Classes at Williams Sonoma.   Kids 5-12   I'm sad, because I just learned about and will be missing the February Valentine's Day themed class,  but I'm registered for March and so excited.  I read several reviews from other moms, who basically said after their first time they registered for the rest of the year.  These are free and offer kids a great introductory to cooking.  Plus, I love being in Williams Sonoma.  I feel instantly inspired and more Julia…