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We were given a one-year subscription to the online version of   Talking Shapes: A Supplemental Curriculum for Early Literacy from Talking Fingers Inc. in exchange for a fair and honest review from my four-year-old daughter, Eliana…with a little help from me. Just a little. We previously reviewed a Talking Fingers Inc. program called Read, Write, & Type here. Eliana really wanted to try Read,…

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Note: We were given a free one-year CTCMath Homeschool Membership from CTCMath in exchange for this fair and honest review. CTCMath is a top-ranked math curriculum that is available completely online. While there are individual memberships, the family membership that we have is for use with up to 10 children. (Whoa. That’s a lotta kids. I know because we have to feed almost that many.) I…

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Use a shoe holder to contain the little things that clutter up cupboards and shelves. The one pictured above is hanging inside a laundry closet and is being used to store cleaning supplies. We have one in our tiny bathroom in our travel trailer. We use it to store personal hygiene and first aid supplies—hairbrushes, shampoo, My Little Pony bandages—all the goodies! We’ve used them…

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Three simple steps to take today in case you lose your wallet tomorrow.

When my husband “gave” me this blog and told me to start writing, his original intent was that I share how to clear your queue. You Netflix lovers know what a queue is, and you know how easy it is to fill your queue with hundreds of shows you want to watch but will probably never get around to. Isn’t that life? Don’t we have…

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(Random bit of entirely unrelated knowledge before continuing this post: a piece of homemade cherry pie is around 400 calories. Moving on.) So you want to lose weight, but exercise isn’t your thing. I get that. Or maybe exercise is your thing, but right now your bigger thing is nursing a newborn or homeschooling what feels like half the community but is really your own…

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10 Tips for Clean Floors Without Cleaning (Much)

In our former lives dwelling in a house of nine people and a shaggy dog the size of a Harley, floors could get pretty dirty.  I can think of about 18,274 things I would rather be doing than sweeping or mopping.  (Vacuuming I don’t mind, since it involves chasing down a laughing six-year-old boy who double dog dares me to vacuum up his toes, so…

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