Kayaking for Beginners: How to Get Started
Kayaking for Beginners
Kayaking can be difficult if you have never done it before. For someone who might be new to the whole endeavor, I have a few tips on kayaking for beginners. First things first, though, be comfortable with the water and know how to swim. If you don’t know how to swim and/or don't feel comfortable in the water, I don’t recommend that you kayak. I can’t tell you the first time I kayaked, but I can tell you it’s been...

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How to Spark your Child’s Imagination: Free printables and resources
Have you noticed your child's imagination can use a little spark? Do you read to your little or have them read aloud to you in a real, tangible book? Add a pen and pencil and this may be just the thing you need. This post contains affiliates which means at no extra cost to you I will receive a small commission on purchases made. Thank you for supporting this mama in her passion to share my journey with YOU! Meet...

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Learning to be Latina: Teach you kids to learn Spanish even when you don’t speak it
how to teach kids spanish
What does being Latina mean to you? I'm still learning what Latina means to ME. I'm trying to teach my kids to learn Spanish even when I don't speak it fluently myself! This post contains affiliates which means at no cost to you I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting this mama! I wasn't raised around my culture so missed a lot of opportunities growing up. I was exposed to Tex/Mex living while visiting family in summers...

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Encouragement for Homeschool Moms
Homeschool Mom Encouragment
Hi Homeschool mamas. It’s FINALLY a cool day here in Texas and I love it.  Something about the crispness of the air makes me giddy. Can you use some encouragement as a mom today? I’m in a better mood and ready to face whatever the day may hold. As I watch my girls play with their dad some mornings, I am often overcome with gratitude. Thankful to God for these days, my husband who sacrifices provide so I can stay...

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Best Pencil Sharpener Ever! One happy homeschool mama!
best pencil sharpener for homeschool
As the new school year began so did my hunt for the best pencil sharpener. Ok, let's be honest, even one that gets the job done properly and doesn't leave me stressed out over yet another addition to my pencil sharpener graveyard would have done. What's a homeschool mom to do? I took to social media and asked friends like I usually do as my first line of defense. When that didn't work I went online. I thankfully found a...

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Frugal Female Friday: Library Finds
Frugal Female Fridays: Library Finds
The girls and I love to visit the library. During one visit a volunteer asked if we were there for the book sale. I LOVE a bargain so I hurried over to take a look. Why had I not ventured into this little treasure cove before? They are books donated to Friends of the Library Kingwood (F.O.L.K.) and listed for a mere fraction of retail price. The volunteer, Dennis, was friendly and suggested books based on the girls ages and...

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New to Homeschooling? Start Here!
New to homeschooling? Start Here
Are you thinking about homeschooling or are you on the fence and not sure where to begin? That was me a few years ago and I was scared to death!! Thoughts of doubt, anxiety, and a feeling of total inability filled my head. “How can I do this?” “What AM I thinking?!” “I’m not a TEACHER. How will I teach Algebra?” “When will I go to Target and get grocery shopping done?” “Can I be around my kids every day,...

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