5 Secrets of Weight Loss Success

I recently posted a then-and-now picture of myself and my weight loss. In the picture I said, “what a difference 9 months can make,” but the truth is I only started my weight loss journey in October (It’s just hard to find full body shots of myself, so the most recent...

5 Homeschool Must-Haves

As with so many aspects of parenting, you can spend a whole lot of money on fun and useful homeschooling items. Whether you’re trying to recreate a school setting at home, going into overload from all the options available, or simply just love buying educational books...

What’s Working: Fall 2014

I take some time in December/ January to look back on the last semester and figure out what has been working and what was a complete failure in our homeschool. Sometimes, let’s be honest, there are a lot more failures than successes. But I am excited we’ve found a few...

Our Favorite Picture Books for Christmas

December begins hibernation season for us Indy Homeschoolers. The cold weather and the busy holiday weekends mean that during the week we like to spend a lot of time curled up on the couch, drinking cocoa and reading books together. As the boys get older, it can be...

The Best Halloween Books for All Ages

I’m the type of mom who makes sure we have books on every subject to go with every event that could possibly come up. So of course, we’ve been enjoying a few good Halloween books lately to get us in the holiday spirit. Here’s a list we’ve compiled of some of our...

5 FREE Places to Visit in Chicago

Chicago is an expensive city, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to take a trip to this great cultural opportunity just a few hours away. Our family vacation this year was a trip to Chi-town, and here are a few places we visited to make the trip more...