I love CVS

Ya'll, can I just say I was blessed to score some MAJOR deals this last week from CVS. First off, if you don't have their app on your phone, download it and tie your CVS card to it. This allows you to see your personal coupons they send you each week. You can use their store coupons AND manufacturers coupons stacked together which is how I am able to get some amazing deals.

Keeping Organized with My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping)

Part of homeschooling involves record keeping and planning. Recently, I had the chance to review My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) from MySchoolYear.com.

Math Tutor Help with LearnBop

LearnBop has come up with a new way to practice math using their LearnBop for Families subscription. For the past several weeks, 2 of my children have had a chance to review grade 7 and Algebra I.

The Ins and Outs of Cruising on a Dime Part 1

When we went on our first cruise 8 years ago, I was overwhelmed with trying to learn all about cruising before we actually went. I wanted to make sure I was getting the best deal as well as knowing all those little tips that experienced cruisers knew.

Tips on how to plan a cruise and cruise inexpensively

Indian in the Cupboard E-Guide

My children and I are all book worms and enjoy reading so Erik was excited to review Indian in the Cupboard E-Guide from Progeny Press recently. This E-Guide is geared for middle school, grades 6-8.

Sisterly Love

I am really blessed that all my kids get along very well. Sure, they are like most siblings and have their occasional spats, but for the most part, they truly enjoy each other. I think homeschooling has really solidified their relationships, even with the age differences.

The New Chick-fil-A App

If you have  Chick-fil-A near you or have never been to one, now is a good time to check out and download to your phone their NEW app called Chick-fil-A One!

Hey Mama! Schoolhouse Planner Review

Hot off the presses and just in time, I'm ready to get started planning with the new Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 from The Old Schoolhouse.

Essential Skills Advantage Review

For the past few weeks, Olivia has had the chance to practice her reading readiness skills using Complete Home Learning Suite from Essential Skills Advantage

Essential Skills Advantage (or ESA) is an online skills practice program for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.  The program covers Reading, Language & Grammar, Math, Science and Geography. This supplemental program has over 14,000 online lessons to help students practice and reinforce basic skills. The lessons are self-paced, allowing the student to complete different subjects however they choose. ESA can be used by a single student or up to 10 students at the same time and can be used on the computer or any mobile device such as a kindle or iPad. Each child has their own login. You can choose to set them up with a password or not.

Tips and Tricks for Large Family Travel and a Vacation Giveaway!

Disclosure Vote for Travel

I've shared on my blog over the last several years, some of the travels we've taken as a family. From cruising, to camping, Disney World trips and long road trips to Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina.

Large Family Travels

Sunya- Playing Games While Reinforcing Math

We recently had the chance to play and review a brand new game from Sunya Publishing, Sunya The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying and Dividing. We have found over the years of homeschooling that some of the best ways to help solidify learning, is through simply playing games! Who doesn't like to play games?!

Spinach and Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing

It's coming up on one of our favorite times in the world of gardening, the ripening of our strawberry patch! We started picking a few strawberries this week and anticipate the crop taking off soon. In addition to making jam and freezing whole berries for smoothies, we also like this refreshing salad. Combining our strawberries with the spinach from our garden, this salad can easily be thrown together with pecans I keep in the freezer.

I know, the thought of spinach and strawberries together sounds a little odd but even my picky-eating husband likes this salad!

Spinach & Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing