How We Pulled the Plug on Cable TV


“Wait, really?”  “Don’t you miss it?”  “I could never do that.”  These are the types of things I hear from people when they find out we don’t have cable television.  It gets worse once they hear we don’t have Netflix, Hulu, or any other streaming service either.  We might as well be time travelers from the 18th century.  Do we even have indoor plumbing?  Why do we do this to ourselves?  How do we live without infomercials, holiday specials, Sunday football, and the endless current of over-the-top reality shows?  Actually, it’s been easier (and better) than I imagined at the start.  And we even still blend in with the rest of cable-connected society…at least I think we do.

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Using Who Was Books in your Homeschool


Since the beginning of our homeschool adventure, I’ve been looking for the perfect history and science curriculums.  Every pre-designed, boxed program I found didn’t seem to work for us for various reasons, and I spent our first homeschool year piecing together random lessons from across the internet.  We still learned some great things that year, but the prep work on my part quickly became overwhelming.  I knew we needed something different, but after scouring the web for recommendations I still came up short.  Then, during one particularly blessed library trip, I struck gold.  I came across the Who Was book series by Scholastic, and our history/science combo curriculum was born.

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For the Mom Who Wants to Quit


As a mom of three (ages 9, 7, and 4) I’ve experienced my fair share of moments when I wanted to admit defeat and run away. Burnout is not just a thing you can do in a muscle car. It’s a real-life byproduct of the business of motherhood. If you’re an imperfect mom like me and you feel ready to quit, know you’re not alone. Take a few moments to yourself, have a coffee or some tea, and reflect on these reminders to bring you peace of mind and heart.

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