Free Language Arts Curriculum

I will admit, I don’t love teaching Language Arts. While I can easily put together my own curriculum in literally any other subject, Language Arts baffles me. I have no idea why. Perhaps because I really, really hated it in school, I don’t know. At any rate, every year I have to find a Language […]

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Teaching My Kids the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day – it seems such an odd day to “celebrate.” The parties and barbecues and games are a stark contrast to the somber remembrance of lives lost. Over the years the true meaning of Memorial Day has been lost in the excitement of a 3 day weekend and the celebration of the beginning of […]

Free Science Curriculum for All Grades

Science curriculum doesn’t have to be expensive. A good portion of what we’ve used for science over the years has been free resources! I remember science being incredibly dry and boring in school and I want my children’s science experience to be anything but boring. Because of that, I seek out resources that offer learning through […]

Lessons Learned from Weekly Budget Meetings

In our nearly 23 years together, I had always handled the money in our marriage. I kept track of our budget in my head, and I kept us from spending more than we had, but my method wasn’t very good at keeping Nerdy in the loop, or at tracking every penny of money. Back in […]

When My Son Joined the Army

It wasn’t even on my radar. The Army had always been a “no way mom, that’s not for me” conversation. Then one day our son decided that he wanted to just go and ask some questions and get some information. The next thing I knew, he was handing me enlistment papers. He had joined the […]

Why I’m Not a Get Up Early Mom

I have never been a morning person. I’m sure getting up early works for some, if not most, people, but there are some of us that simply are not early rising people and our reasons for not getting up early vary widely.   A few days ago I ran across an article by June over […]

What I’m Reading in May 2017 (and an April Recap)

Apparently I thought I would have more time on my hands than was realistic when I made my reading list for April. Of the five books that I put on my list, I only finished three, and one of them wasn’t even on my list! I very slowly devoured and took meticulous notes on Julie […]

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May the 4th Be With You!

May the 4th Be With You! I’m not normally very big on parties, decorating and such, but this is Star Wars y’all! I’ll take any opportunity to geek out with Star Wars. A few years ago I put together a Star Wars treat pack (from Sandy Toes and Popsicles) for NerdNerfer for Father’s Day and […]

First Grade Math Free Games & Printables

Math….the nemesis of many a homeschool mom. I’m certainly no exception. I love completing math, I just don’t love teaching it! It’s frustrating and seriously tries my patience. I’ve found that keeping math fun is a must!Save Save Nerdlet is entering first grade this year. So far math has been pretty informal but first grade […]

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Debt Free Christmas – Make a Plan to Shop All Year

Ok, before you write me off as mental for broaching the topic of Christmas in April, give me a paragraph or two to explain! You see, if I want to have a truly debt free Christmas then I have to plan ahead. Like waaaay ahead. If I wait until November to start thinking about Christmas […]