Family Life, Parenting

10 Things Your Teen Should Be Doing For Themselves

I watched an episode of the show, The Goldbergs recently, where the oldest daughter had went off to college and had no idea how to do anything for herself. She couldn't do her laundry, make her bed, or pretty much even clean up after herself. So much so, that her roommate called her a slob… Continue reading 10 Things Your Teen Should Be Doing For Themselves

Breakfast, DIY, Food, Recipes

DIY Semi-Homemade Mocha Frappuccino (Copycat Starbucks Recipe)

I'm just going to get this out there now. I un-apologetically love Starbucks! Always have, probably always will. (Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) I do not, however, love the price. I try to earn gift cards through Swagbucks, MyPoints, and Shopkick as often as possible, but… Continue reading DIY Semi-Homemade Mocha Frappuccino (Copycat Starbucks Recipe)

Family Life, RV Living, Travel

We Bought a Fifth-Wheel! (The Trip to Pick It Up and A Review of RV Wholesalers)

So, we did it. We bought a fifth-wheel. It's a 41-foot, 2018 Heartland Elk Ridge. The trip from Montana to Ohio to pick it up was anything but smooth sailing- stormy weather, truck issues, the pick up date being changed while in mid-trip, and a completely disorganized pickup process. We bought it from RV Wholesalers… Continue reading We Bought a Fifth-Wheel! (The Trip to Pick It Up and A Review of RV Wholesalers)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Story of the World: Volume 2- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 11-20)

Chapter by chapter resources and links for Story of the World: Volume 2 Chapters 11-20 (Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Supplies: Story of the World Volume 2 (We do an average of one chapter per week, but if chapters are unusually short we may double up in… Continue reading Story of the World: Volume 2- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 11-20)

Family Life, Montana, Travel

Camping at Bighorn Canyon (The Pros and Cons)

Sun, rain, wind, debris, BBQ, fun! We had it all! 4th of July weekend, we had the opportunity to go camping at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area with some friends, as well as Corey's brother and his new wife. Camping at Bighorn Canyon has become a bit of a tradition for us for 4th of… Continue reading Camping at Bighorn Canyon (The Pros and Cons)

Blogging, Printables

Avoid Getting Scatterbrained While Blogging with Free Daily Blogging Checklist

I don't know about you, but I can get a bit scatter-brained trying to keep track of everything in my head. Like most parents, I'm always multi-tasking in some way- running a load of laundry, writing a draft for a blog post, trying to remember which kid has what event or activity when, getting them… Continue reading Avoid Getting Scatterbrained While Blogging with Free Daily Blogging Checklist

Blogging, Family Life

Summer Learning for Mom

I was inspired by the post Summer School for Mom at AmysWandering.com, to take advantage of the extra time this summer not being spent on school with my kids to focus on some education for me. (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see Disclosure Policy.) You may have noticed some changes… Continue reading Summer Learning for Mom

Family Life, Travel

On the Hunt for an RV

We have decided we are tired of renting and want to travel more than that budget allows. To make that happen we are looking into buying an RV, a fifth-wheel to be more precise. We had thought about this before, about 2-years ago, but we weren't quite ready to make that leap. Corey and I… Continue reading On the Hunt for an RV

Homeschooling, Printables

Character Chart (Free Printable!)

I wanted Caleb to start thinking a little more about the characters when reading and designed this printable worksheet to help him do that. Hope you find it as useful with your kiddos! Get Your Character Chart here!   (Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) If you… Continue reading Character Chart (Free Printable!)

Family Life, Food, Recipes

50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

My kids LOVE popsicles! Everything from Otterpops to homemade juice pops and go through them like crazy every summer. As the temperatures here in Billings have started to increase into the 70's and 80's, they are already starting to ask for them. So in preparation for this summer I've started compiling a list of some… Continue reading 50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Story of the World: Volume 2- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 1-10)

Chapter by chapter resources and links for Story of the World: Volume 2 Chapters 1-10 (Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Supplies: Story of the World Volume 2 (We do an average of one chapter per week, but if chapters are unusually short we may double up in… Continue reading Story of the World: Volume 2- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 1-10)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Day of the Dragon King (Book 14)

(Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Supplies: Magic Tree House book Day of the Dragon King and the MTH Fact Tracker: China- Land of the Emperor's Great Wall [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything.] Download Day of… Continue reading Magic Tree House Curriculum: Day of the Dragon King (Book 14)

Family Life, Montana, Travel, United State

50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Who says you have to leave your hometown or even home state to have a vacation?! Southeast Montana (south of Wibaux, east of Big Timber, and SE of Lewistown) has so much to see and do, I had to start making a list. I've only done or been to a dozen or so of these… Continue reading 50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Curriculum Review: Prodigy (And Why We Love It!)

 In the words of Cap'n C., "It is awesome!" (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Math has never been a favorite subject in our household. I am always on the search for ways to supplement our math curriculum; fun resources to change things up once in a… Continue reading Curriculum Review: Prodigy (And Why We Love It!)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Vacation Under the Volcano (Book 13)

(Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see Disclosure Policy.) Supplies: Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano and the MTH Fact Tracker: Ancient Rome and Pompeii [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything. Choose Vacation Under the Volcano and then… Continue reading Magic Tree House Curriculum: Vacation Under the Volcano (Book 13)