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.
When it comes to large family living, one thing is for certain, there will be messes. The more people you have, the messier your home can become. As our family grew, I knew I needed to do something if I ever wanted to live sanely. That’s when I found zone cleaning.
You guys. You know how much I have raved about The Good and the Beautiful. I took a chance, downloaded their free Level 2 language arts curriculum for my oldest son who was struggling with a desire to read, printed it out, and gave it a go. His attitude toward school changed. His reading level jumped. The complaining about school?
I think once you begin homeschooling, it doesn’t take long to realize that you need a good planning system. I have searched high and low for the perfect homeschool planner, but have always come up short. This year, I decided I wanted to make my own customizable homeschool planner. This planner has everything I need to successfully track our homeschool year. I used a combination of three different digital planners to create my perfect DIY homeschool planner. Let me show you what I did!
July. The dog days of summer. One of the hottest months of the year in the south. It’s been miserable. If I’m being really honest, I haven’t kept up with my cleaning routine much. I’m doing good to get my daily and weekly stuff done.
Well, we finished My Father’s World Adventures back around Christmas, and now that we are settled into our new home I am ready to give my full review. We have been using My Father’s World for years now, and this curriculum will always have a special place in my heart. My kids and I have made so many great memories! Let’s jump into this My Father’s World Adventures in U.
Science unit studies are some of my favorite studies to plan. When it comes to science, this is one area where the kids and I can really dig into books and hands-on learning activities that are just plain fun! We started learning with
Well, I finally did it! I finally made a trip to Aldi. My husband and I decided that we would give Aldi a try this month to see how it would affect our grocery budget. We wanted to save some money and see what everyone was raving about. You know, when you’re
Since we moved into our new house, I’ve been thinking about how to set up a small office nook for myself. We do have a separate office, but it’s upstairs and away from the house, and as a busy homeschool mama with lots of littles, sometimes I just need to be in the middle of the action. I need to be able to watch little kids while I work, plus my homeschool kiddos use the desktop computer in my office nook, so it needs to be accessible. Just one aspect of
Sometimes I just need some motivation for knocking out my to-do list and keeping up with my housekeeping routines. Last week was a doozy. We had VBS all week, an event on Saturday, and my husband’s birthday on Sunday. For this introverted homebody, homeschool mama, that was A LOT.
Welcome back to our large family house tour! Today we are going to be showing you our girls’ room. This room is shared by my seven year old and two year old daughters. You will see that currently it is mostly to my older daughter’s taste, as my two year old just recently really moved into the room and well, she hasn’t voiced much of an opinion about anything yet!