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I was very skeptical about essential oils for a long time. I wasn’t sure if they really worked, if they were really safe, or if they were worth spending money on. While I’ve loved lavender essential oil for a long time, I finally decided to take the leap last year and purchase a diffuser and begin using essential oils more in our home. One of my very favorite uses of essential oils is keeping the bugs away. Down here in Alabama the mosquitoes are already thick and they are ruining our fun outside. I’m not a huge fan of traditional bug sprays, so using essential oils that repel insects is a great alternative for our family!

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Nursery rhymes are a MUST in any homeschool preschool. I have always taught my kids nursery rhymes, and now with my younger kiddos I am implementing some nursery rhyme printables for some added fun! Today I want to share with you my Hickory Dickory Dock nursery rhyme pack! These printables are perfect for kids in preschool or kindergarten!

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So, one of the most common questions I get when people find out we have six children is, “How do you have the bedrooms set up?” Amazingly, I think we live in a culture where people think children need their own rooms. I grew up in a family with three children and I was the only girl, so I had a room to myself. While I did like having a room to myself, I will say I wasn’t a big fan of having to sleep by myself. My kids actually prefer to share rooms with each other. Today, I’m going to show you how to fit three kids in one bedroom.

The post How To Fit Three Kids In One Bedroom – Large Family House Tour appeared first on Simple Living Mama.

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Spring is a crazy time of year. The kids are finishing up their school year, and everyone is anxiously awaiting summer. As the weather starts to warm up, the weather can get pretty interesting outside. Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and even just rainy days are all starting to happen, which makes this a great time to teach your kids about the weather! You don’t have to break the bank to have a fun filled lesson plan with your kids! Here are seven stem weather activities for kids that are just perfect for a science unit study!

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One of my favorite things to include in our homeschool preschool is nursery rhymes! Nursery rhymes are so fun for kids. If you think about it, you can probably recite several nursery rhymes with no problems that you learned as a young child. I like to focus on one nursery rhyme per week with my youngest kids.

The post Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme Printable Pack for Preschool appeared first on Simple Living Mama.

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It’s May and we are enjoying another month of our homeschool morning basket. This has become such a lovely addition to our homeschool, and like last month, our morning basket is still our favorite part of the day. If you still haven’t added morning time plans to your homeschool, I would encourage you to really think about it. I am enjoying sharing our plans with you, and letting you see the process I am going through to include several subjects during this sweet time.

Our May Morning Basket

I decided to switch our morning basket over to an actual basket. I keep this one in front of our fireplace in the living room, so we can all just cuddle on the couch and do our reading.

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When looking for the perfect party appetizer, look no further than these delicious cream cheese stuffed mushrooms. This recipe has been a simple living recipe used in my family for years. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, we always have stuffed mushrooms on the menu, and I’ve even been known to make stuffed mushrooms just because! My daughter in particular absolutely adores stuffed mushrooms, and these are made with cream cheese and spicy

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Motherhood is no joke. I spent a lot of time before becoming a mom dreaming what it would be like. I was one of those little girls who just wanted to grow up to be a mama. I pushed baby dolls around in my little toy stroller. I held other people’s babies any chance I could get, and I just dreamed about the day when I would hold my own sweet baby against my chest. And then it happened, and it happened again, and God has blessed me six times over with beautiful babies.

The post Devotionals for Moms – Finding Purpose In Your Role as a Mother appeared first on Simple Living Mama.

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It’s almost May! You know what that means. Summer is right around the corner! The flowers are blooming here at our new house. That’s one thing I can say I’ve enjoyed about moving a lot. It’s always interesting to see what flowers are going to pop up at the new place!

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Since I have been so impressed with The Good and the Beautiful Level 2 Language Arts, I decided to purchase Level K for my soon-to-be kindergartner. In this post I want to do an overview of this homeschool curriculum and give you an idea of what is covered and the layout if you are interested in using it with your child. I hope you enjoy this The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level K Overview!

The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts Level K Overview

To begin, there are three options for this curriculum. You can purchase the PDF version and print everything yourself, you can purchase the physical copy + PDF, or you can purchase just the physical copy. I chose to purchase the physical copy.

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