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How To Teach a LEGO Class for Homeschool Co-Op

We just finished our LEGO co-op class and I am excited to share with you how I organized it and what we did with the class. My LEGO class was designed for kids in kindergarten to second grade. I wanted to create a fun class that emphasized using creativity to build. This class was not […]

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8 Meals from Your Pantry – For When You’re Broke

It happens to the best of us. The end of the month rolls around and you need to wait another week before you can go grocery shopping. What do you do? Pull out your pantry meals. I’ve shared with you my favorite frugal lunches, so now it’s time to talk dinner. There are certain items […]

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There’s No Milk for Santa This Year

Christmas Eve is going to look a little different this year. There’s no milk for Santa to go with his cookies. When I first told my kids that we weren’t going to leave any milk for Santa, they got pretty upset, but then I explained to them why there’s no milk for Santa. Though we […]

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How To Create a Family Recipe Book – Passing Down Traditions

In a day and age where fewer people are learning homemaking skills, I think it is more necessary now than ever to preserve family recipes. One day your daughter or granddaughter may look back and wish she knew how to cook your famous pork chops and gravy. If you make her a family recipe book, […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this day with family, eat some good food, and be thankful for everything you have been blessed with!  Photo Credit

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Gifts for the Homemaker

Last year I did a special Christmas list just for homemakers, and I thought I would do that again this year! I want to show you a few of my favorite things, plus there are a lot of sales going on right now to make those things even less expensive!  Gift Ideas for the Homemaker […]

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teach a lego class for homeschool co-op

How To Teach a LEGO Class for Homeschool Co-Op

We just finished our LEGO co-op class and I am excited to share with you how I organized it and what we did with the class. My LEGO class was designed for kids in kindergarten to second grade. I wanted to create a fun class that emphasized using creativity to build. This class was not […]

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Our Christmas School Activities

We have decided to take a couple of weeks in December and study Christmas. Some homeschoolers like to call this Christmas School, so I decided others may be interested in seeing what we are doing for our Christmas School activities! With my kids still being so young, we do not have a huge list of […]

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Nativity Printable Pack K-2nd Grade

Good morning! Christmas will be here before long and we are getting prepared to start “Christmas School” in our house. We are going to read a lot of good Christmas books, do our Truth in Tinsel crafts, and complete this Nativity printable pack that I created! I searched high and low for a Nativity printable […]

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8 Meals from Your Pantry – For When You’re Broke

It happens to the best of us. The end of the month rolls around and you need to wait another week before you can go grocery shopping. What do you do? Pull out your pantry meals. I’ve shared with you my favorite frugal lunches, so now it’s time to talk dinner. There are certain items […]

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Ooey, Gooey, Cheesy Hot Rice

This delicious, ooey, gooey, cheesy hot rice recipe is sponsored by MinuteĀ® Rice. All opinions are 100% my own! For the past several years there has been one side dish that always makes an appearance on our holiday table: hot rice. This is a family recipe that is loved by all. Even my husband requests […]

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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia over Pasta | simplelivingmama.com

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia over Pasta

I am so excited to have partnered with Pompeian to bring you this delicious recipe! This Parmesan crusted tilapia over pasta is a quick weeknight meal that’ll make you feel fancy! When I am rushed for a quick week night meal, I know that I can usually pull some tilapia out of the freezer and […]

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How to make a simple Christmas magical for your kids! | simplelivingmama.com

How To Make a Simple Christmas Magical

When I think back on all of the Christmases I had growing up, it’s not the gifts I remember. It’s the traditions we took part in and the memories made that stay with me. A lot of people struggle during the Christmas season. The truth is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money […]

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Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent - Only Three Ingredients | simplelivingmama.com

Simple Homemade Laundry Detergent – Only 3 Ingredients

My daughter has eczema and I have to be extremely careful about what kind of laundry detergent I use. Even free & clear detergents cause her to break out. Enter this wonderful recipe for simple homemade laundry detergent. It only contains three ingredients and so far it is the only thing I can use to […]

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How To Inventory Your Pantry and Freezer – Once a Month Grocery Shopping

Now that you have made a master list of meals, I’m going to show you how to inventory your pantry and freezer. It’s important to know what you have on hand so you know what meals you can easily pull together. I do this the old fashioned way with pencil and paper. Go through your cabinets […]

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