Awesome Things About Honey (and Recipes)

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Sometimes wonderful things happen on the internet that leave you scratching your head. One of those things this past month has been my fortunate partnership with the National Honey Board. I’ve ALWAYS loved honey. Who doesn’t? I also love bees (as you might have noticed from my blog title and logo all these past 10 […]

Finding a Homeschool Planner that Works for You

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This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few others and my experiences as well. If you don’t want the details behind my planner journey, you can […]

Almost Back to School: Getting Organized

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{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #2 of 5… We didn’t get quite as much as I had hoped done this week, but we managed to plan out the entire year’s worth of homeschool […]

Almost Back to School Series

Sprittibee's Almost Back to School Series

I’m the snail of back to school this year, still gnawing away last year’s summer school, trying to get reluctant teens to finish up projects mama requires before next year. We’re actually finishing last year a week before we start this year… and I promised my kids a “Year End” party, so this year, our […]

The Homeschool Mama’s Daybook

Organizing for the Homeschool Year

I looked back to see when the last last Simple Woman’s Daybook was posted and laughed when I discovered it was in 2011 after my 4th baby was born. I was cruising on postpartum fog into the great unknown of “homeschool mom despair” (all brought about because God was purging me of my perfectionism). New babies do […]

Home Remedy: Natural Replacement for Gatorade

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Never expected to be writing this post today, but my five year old woke up this morning telling me his tummy was upset. Three trips to the bathroom later, and I knew I would need something to help him slowly recover. Lucky for me, I know a few home remedy experts that are a great […]

When Life is CRAZY (and where I’ve been the past month)

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A whole month gone and blank WordPress pages make me wonder where I could ever begin. My desktop calendar says APRIL. My paper calendar is blank nearly back through March besides scrawled attempts at adding appointments even though I knew it was hit or miss that I would even pick up the calendar again to […]