Easy Leek, corn and cannellini bean recipe
vegetarian meal
On the lookout for a quick and easy recipe that is full of flavor and your family will love? This easy leek recipe will satisfy your family as a main dish or as a side. Life is busy and not all of us have time to stand in the kitchen for hours preparing a meal.  Finding quick and easy recipes is important.  Making sure we feed our family healthy real food recipes is also important to us. I have been...

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How to Make last minute DIY tween or teen costume – Starbucks Cup
diy starbucks costume
How to Make a DIY Tween/Teen Halloween Costume Have the days gone by and you're still looking for an awesome costume for your tween, teen, or yourself? Look no further! My 11 year old made the cutest DIY Starbucks Cup costume this year! She found inspiration from Southern Curls and Pearls (find her instructions here) and began her to do and to buy list. This post contains affiliates which means if you purchase items I receive a small commission. Thank you...

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Frugal Find #1 : How our Family Saves Money while Eating Healthy Kroger Digital Coupons
frugal family saves money on healthy food
Frugal find is a series of sharing ways our family has found to save money while eating healthy. Kroger Digital Coupons are a whole new ball game for me! fcd8b60acffcabf53b5311f81c5bfb7c63544d6fe8a15b67bf This post contains affiliates which means I receive a small commission from purchases. Thank you for supporting this mama's mission. I am NOT your typical frugal homemaker. I'm horrible at clipping and saving coupons, particularly the ones with an expiration date or exceptions! I AM a mom and wife trying...

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5 Lies Parents Believe about Kids and Social Media
kids and social media and parenting teens
The negative side of parenting kids with social media isn't the easiest subject to talk about but I've had it on my heart to start the conversation because this whole device thing threw our family into complete chaos last year. Here are 5 lies parents believe about kids and social media. If you're a parent with a pre-teen or teen and struggling with this issue you are NOT alone. Lie #1 We don't need to have an actual device and...

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Find YOUR Fashion: How to Make a Messy Bun Look Fashionable
messy bun mom fashion
It's Friday and this mama is wearing down and messy bun is going up! That doesn't mean you can't make a messy bun look cute and fashionable. This post contains affiliates which means at no extra cost to you I'll receive a small commission from items purchased. Thank you for supporting this mama to carry on her passion of helping others. I appreciate you! It's a coolISH morning in Texas and we get excited, break out the boots, make soup,...

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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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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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The Flu Cured My Family
The flu cured my family
My eyes became itchier and itchier as a familiar yet unwelcome feeling gradually encompassed my body from head to toe. "Nooooo. This can't be happening to me! Not now. I don't have time to be sick right now. This is not the right time!" I was sitting in a high school cafeteria for my daughter's chess tournament surrounded by 480 plus students, their parents, and some siblings. I changed purses that morning before rushing across the Houston highways and didn't...

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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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