Simple Living Mama | Helping Moms Simplify Life, Home, and Homeschool
I'm just a simple girl living my dream of being a wife and mama. Here on Simple Living Mama you will find practical tips to help you run your household, encouragement in motherhood, and large family homeschool tips.
Morning time is something that has always been a part of our homeschool in some capacity. When I only had preschoolers and a kindergartner, we would begin our day with a song, the alphabet, and a Bible story. As my children grew, I would do all of our Bible and history readings in the morning before beginning individual studies. Last year our homeschool morning time changed for the better.
Sometimes you just want Mexican food. My absolute favorite dish to order at a Mexican restaurant is the fajitas. I LOVE them! They come out sizzling in a mini cast iron skillet and they are served with delicious warm tortillas. I get an assortment of cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo to top them and I just love them! I always have leftovers to take home and eat for lunch the next day.
When we ended My Father’s World Adventures in December, I was faced with a choice. Go ahead and start My Father’s World ECC, or take a semester off from our regularly scheduled curriculum and put together my own studies for the kids. I was growing concerned with my oldest son’s reading level and his lack of interest in reading and writing. I knew I needed to change something, and that’s when I found The Good and the Beautiful. For the past three months we have been using The Good and the Beautiful with wonderful results. This semester has been a slower, interest-led, basics based curriculum for us, and I think it’s been a good move.
I’ve spent the majority of my life believing that I hate oatmeal. The only kind of oatmeal I had ever really had was the instant kind from the packets and it just didn’t float my boat. I’m not a fan of the texture. Well, my husband got me started on overnight oats, and I loved them. I found that I could change the texture of the oats depending on how much liquid I added, so I started experimenting with hot oatmeal recipes. This insanely easy blueberry oatmeal recipe is one of my favorites, and it’s been added to my s
Well, hello March! Can y’all believe spring is just around the corner? We are finally in our new home and getting settled nicely, although my cleaning routine is still definitely out of whack. I have enjoyed cleaning my new kitchen after dinner, though! I’m diving right back in to a routine with my March 2018 cleaning calendar. I’m definitely excited about turning this house into a home and keeping it mostly clean while I do it!
Well, it’s officially been a week since we moved our large family from Arkansas to Alabama, and let me tell ya, it’s been quite an experience! Even after making a plan and thinking we had this whole thing figured out we learned that things just were not going to go as expected, and we honestly had way more things than we thought. In this post, I’m going to share my moving day tips for a large family, and tell you about what happened to us!
Moving Day Tips for a Large Family
Overestimate Your Belongings
I like to say that Charlotte Mason is the reason I began homeschooling. My oldest child was only two years old when I stumbled upon a blog in which the author was homeschooling with the Charlotte Mason method. My eyes were opened to the possibility of teaching children with living books, nature, and the fine arts and I was hooked. So my journey into the Charlotte Mason homeschooling began. With only very young children at home to teach, I scoured the internet for ideas on how to implement a
Over the past year, I have switched several of my cleaning products to healthier commercial cleaning brands. While I’ll always have my homemade cleaners in my back pocket, I really needed items that I could just grab and use. Now, I’m not opposed to using more conventional products during my housekeeping routine when necessary, but it is nice to use things that are less toxic and smell amazing, too! I’ve compiled a little list of the best cleaning products for 2018.
I cannot believe it is already February! January just seemed to fly by in a hurry! This month my family and I are preparing for an out of state move. I will have to settle into a new home and it will probably take me a couple of months to iron out my housekeeping routines. It is exciting though! Our 2018 February Cleaning Calendar is here and ready for download.
Big changes are coming our way! We are moving to a new state for the first time in our married lives. It’s scary and exciting all at the same time. I decided to create these packing tips for moving a large family as a way to document our journey, and to help other large families who may be trying to figure out how to manage the craziness. We are doing a military move, but we are moving ourselves. It’s going to be crazy!