Moms: You are some of the most important people in the entire world, you know that right? I mean seriously. You selflessly love your children day in and day out. You pour everything you are into loving them, teaching them, educating them, nurturing them, being a voice of reason for them, providing for them, cleaning up after them, rejoicing for/with them, fighting with/for them, and the list goes on and on... Mom: You are the one God chose to grow and carry the gift of life within your womb. Even if you are not a birth mom, you still carried that gift of life with the dream of being a mom Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
This post brought to you by CORT. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Today's Frugal Mom™. Moving can be a stressful time for any family. As a military family, we have literally moved all over the world. Over the past thirteen years we've had to plan more moves than I care to think about. As a matter of fact, we are in the midst of planning yet another move (our eleventh move in thirteen years, to be exact) at the end of the summer. Although I love exploring new places, I have to admit that moving was a little rough on us in the beginning when all the children were Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Summer is just around the corner! What better way to prepare some fun activities, than with some must read classics? Down below are 15 Classic Summer Reads for Tween Girls (Ages 9-12). The Secret Garden This timeless classic is a touching tale of Mary, a lonely orphaned girl sent to a Yorkshire mansion at the edge of a massive lonesome moor. At first, she is frightened by this gloomy place until she meets a local boy, Dickon, who's earned the trust of the moor's wild animals, the incurable Colin, a cheerless boy frightened of life, and a strange, forgotten garden... Alice's Adventures Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Are you ready for your daily dose of cute? Making a fairy garden is SUCH a fun project, and it doesn't have to break your budget, either. Creating a fairy garden has become a spring gardening tradition that my daughter and I look forward to each year. You can see the fairy gardens we have made over the years on the Fairy Garden Page on my website, The Magic Onions. We have such fun planning our garden together, thrifting the supplies we will need, and creating a magical garden that our fairies will love. We also host an annual Fairy Garden Contest with wonderful prizes, drawing in Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Every summer our family makes a point to be outside as much as humanly possible. We love the long days and warmer temperatures that allow for us to spend a lot of time together in the great outdoors. Another thing my husband and I love about the summer is the ability to focus on one another a bit more as our homeschool slows down allowing more time to have fun together! Of course with the extra time comes the temptation for each of us to spend more time on one of our iDevices. I know I have been guilty at times of sitting down to read my Kindle and not resurfacing for hours. While this Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
Last month I shared five steps to start your own homeschool co-op based on my experience launching and running a girls’ book club co-op this past school year. Starting a new homeschool co-op yourself can sound like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. This post will cover how you can use a book club format to set up a simple and effective homeschool co-op experience. How to Start a Homeschool Co-Op Book Club If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a homeschool co-op, my homeschooling sisters and I share our various experiences with co-ops on our family blog, NextGen Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
The Munchable Math free printable math worksheets are yours with no strings attached! Chef Digit will help your child learn basic addition and subtraction facts through colorful pictures and simple story problems. There are math problems to trace to help practice writing skills, math problems to solve to practice math skills, and simple story problems to help make abstract math concepts real and practical. The best part? They're free! Munchable Math: 12 Free Printable Math Worksheets Munchable Math - Candy Munchable Math - Pasta! Munchable Math - Cherries! Munchable Math - Ice Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
5 Helpful Tips When Teaching a Special Needs Child to Read Teaching a child to read can be a difficult task. You may find yourself concerned with making sure that the strategies that you use help set the groundwork for future literacy success. When teaching a child with unique learning needs, those anxieties may grow as you use different tools and methods that will be meaningful for that child. Here are some helpful tips to think about when teaching a special needs child to read. You must be Patient Teaching, itself, requires a great deal of patience as children of varying abilities Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
My Lifelong Essential Oils Journey I am excited to share with you a passion of mine, something that I have 40+ years experience with: essential oil usage. For me, essential oils have been a lifelong journey beginning the moment I emerged from my mother's womb. As a matter of fact one of my mom's first acts as a new mother was oiling my feet with Roman Chamomile. It's funny because even in the womb my mom told me that she could tell that Roman Chamomile calmed me and she continued using it the entire time I lived at home, right up until I left for college. And to this very day, Roman Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.
You may remember those books that you read as a teen…some of them were books you read for a class, while others were ones that you chose. Regardless of the purpose for reading a book, sharing it with others is a great way to see new perspectives and to get ideas from the author that you may have otherwise missed. Book clubs are a great way to not only get the most out of a book, but to also have fun along the way. Here are some ideas on how to start a book club for Teens. How to Start a Book Club for Teens Pick a Purpose The first step in starting a successful teen book club Continue Reading...This post may contain affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy.