"If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family."

-Mother Teresa

I don’t know about you but the weather around here has definitely turned very cold! We LOVE hot cocoa at our house this time of year, but I HATE all of the nasty ingredients in store bought cocoa mix. Plus, there can be a lot of sugar in those mixes which is no bueno for […]

Healthy Hot Chocolate

December 9, 2016

Have you ever felt like a cup? Sometimes you feel like your cup overflows and other times you find your cup dry. Very, very dry. That was how I felt this last week, an empty cup with nothing more to give. I don’t tell you this to have you feel sorry for me. I’m sharing […]

An Empty Cup

December 6, 2016

Dear Savvy Homeschooler- My mother-in-law is a teacher at a public school and when I told her I was considering homeschooling my kids she told me that when formerly-homeschooled kids come into her classroom they are always behind. I obviously don’t want my kids to fall behind academically, so how do you make sure they […]

Dear Falling Behind

December 2, 2016

I feel like I have no problem being thankful, but after reading this quote I think I need to find more ways to be grateful. I think showing our kids to be grateful is so important as well and what better way than through being an example. What are some ways that you show gratitude?

Gratitude

November 24, 2016

Just because you choose to homeschool doesn’t mean you don’t want to look your best! A white smile can help you feel more confident and make you want to smile more to show off those pearly whites. Smiling brings joy, so lets smile more! Here are my thoughts on a teeth whitening kit I bought […]

Teeth Whitening Review

November 23, 2016

Love of Learning

November 22, 2016

Dear Savvy Homeschooler, How do you make sure your kids get enough social interaction? My oldest is REALLY social and I worry that he might get lonely being homeschooled. Dear Social, This is probably the most asked question I get about homeschooling. How will they get enough social interaction without being in public school? The […]

Dear Social,

November 19, 2016

Dear Savvy Homeschooler, How much do you usually spend on homeschooling curricula and supplies? Do you get any tax breaks at all since your kids don’t attend public school?   Dear Cha-Ching, This is a great question, but the answer varies greatly. The amount I spend each year totally depends on the budget we set […]

Dear Cha-Ching,

November 19, 2016

Have you guys heard of Operation Underground Railroad? It’s an amazing organization founded by Tim Ballard. Tim Ballard and his team go undercover to rescue children that have been sold into slavery and child exploitation. I have had the opportunity to hear Tim Ballard speak and the stories he shares of the things he’s seen […]

A Good Cause

November 17, 2016

Today on Facebook, a mom vocalized her concern about her children not getting the same experience as public schoolers. What sparked this concern was she was sitting in an empty park during the middle of the day while her children played on the playground. She started to think that her children might be happier on […]

Stop the Comparison Game

November 15, 2016

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