BONUS – Puppy Search Episode 1

The Puppy Search Is On!

We screwed up! Have you ever heard of the fog of war? Any good counselor will tell you that sometimes crazy decisions make more sense in the heat of the moment. In the pressure of trying to sell the idea of the last baby to our kids, we did what no good parents should ever do: we promised our kids a puppy. It’s long overdue now and the pressure is only mounting. So the puppy search has begun.
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Great Books, Audiobooks and Podcasts

All Our Favorite Books, Podcasts and Audiobooks


Much of my recent reading has been on the topic of homeschooling…

…as that has been my most recent endeavor. My top reads came highly recommended by multiple homeschooling friends and podcasts:
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10 Small Purchases We Couldn’t Live Without

Things Under $100 That Unexpectedly Changed Our Family Life

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5 Things Every Mom Should Own

1) A swing or seat that my baby loves and will sleep in

Babies who nap in swings are just the best, especially when there are several other small children in the house. Toddlers are not understanding when you try to tell them, “I can’t help you get your snack right now because I have to rock the baby to sleep.” Don’t get me wrong, rocking babies to sleep is absolutely my idea of heaven, but there are moments in the day when rocking or entertainment is needed for baby so other kiddos’ needs can be met. I have lots of favorite baby seats and swings that I’ve used for my babies either for naptime or playtime, the difference really being the individual baby’s preference. If baby is happy, the whole house is happy.
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Great Family Bloggers

Family Blog Sites We Love to Read


I have so many favorite homeschool and family bloggers, and the list is constantly evolving.

Especially recently as we’ve plunged into the homeschool world, I have been extremely grateful for the wealth of information, ideas, and encouragement out there.
In alphabetical order, since I love them all too much to rank them:
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