How I Plan Homeschool

 

It’s that time of year again, (actually I’m a little late to the game), time to plan school. I have all my curriculum and now I need to put it in order, so I have an idea of what each day will look like. The first thing I like to…

The Ultimate Guide to Spelling Practice

 

When I first started homeschooling my children, I didn’t have to work very hard at teaching spelling. My oldest was in 2nd grade, an eager reader, and spelling came natural to her. My other two children learned to read without difficulty, but spelling hasn’t come with as much ease to…

Healthy Living Journal

 

My exercise routine… I did one workout with Jillian┬áthis week, a couple of bike rides, went swimming, and did a walk/run. Something healthy I ate this week… I made one of my berry smoothies with flax-seed. Yum! Something I wish I wouldn’t have eaten… We celebrated Abigail’s birthday and I…

Meet My Daughter, Abigail

 

My family has a very important role in this Average Housewife’s life, that’s why I think it’s important that you get to know them. You’ve met Joel and Lydia and today you get to meet my daughter, Abigail. Abigail is our oldest child. She will be turning 10 this Sunday….

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

 

Today I’m linking up with iHomeschool Network’s Birthday Lessons in August and I have the privilege of featuring Julia Child. By KUHT [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Julia (Williamson) Child was born August 15, 1912. Growing up in Pasadena, CA, Julia rarely ate her mother’s cooking because they had a hired…

Don’t Give Up on Living Healthier

 

This week I’m posting my weigh-in a day earlier due to some other blogging obligations for tomorrow. A couple weeks ago I gained a few pounds back. It was frustrating. I had been working so hard and had come so far. Then I gained. I didn’t feel like I had…

3 in 30 Goals: July 2012 Update

 

The month is just about over, so it’s time to look at how I did at ┬ámy three goals for the month. Greet my husband when he comes home from work. This went great. Welcoming my husband home is one of those little things that brightens up the day and…

Meet My Daughter, Lydia

 

Last week I introduced my son, Joel. I thought I would continue to introduce you to the rest of my family and next in line is Lydia. Lydia is my 8-year-old daughter, our middle child. She will tell you that she is my best birthday present, since she was born…

Keeping Healthy When You’re Away From Home

 

This past week we were traveling. Being away from home always seems to put a curveball on diet and exercise. You are suddenly surrounded by all the high calorie options that you try to keep out of your home. You are more likely to fall off your exercise routine when…

A Homemaking Journal for your Daughter

 

I am raising my daughters to be homemakers. Whether they get married or not, they will have a home to take care of. I want to equip them while their young and as they grow how to keep a home. One of the ways that I have done that is…