10 Ways to Stretch Your Budget

Living on one income is difficult, there’s just no getting around that fact. It takes discipline, sacrifice, and a lot of prayer!  Here are 10 of the best tips we’ve learned over the past 20 years to help stretch your budget as far as you possibly can. This post may contain some affiliate links for […]

Woodworking Projects for Kids

When I first searched for woodworking projects it didn’t take long to realize that there’s an abundance of projects available. The difficult part is figuring out how to put it all together in an order that teaches rather than overwhelms!  We have been implementing Charlotte Mason’s philosophies in our homeschool this year. Part of that […]

Camping with Kids – Scavenger Hunts

I have to admit. At first, the thought of camping with kids, and keeping them occupied, seemed a bit overwhelming. As with any potential problem I did what I do best…headed over to Pinterest to find some options and inspiration. It was there that I discovered scavenger hunts! Perfect! A scavenger hunt will keep the […]

Free Printable Weekend Camping Menu Planner at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Free Printable Camping Menu Planner

  We are headed to the campground soon to try out our new (to us) pop-up camper that we recently acquired. I’m back today to share with you a fun weekend camping menu planner that you can download for FREE! Eat Like a King! Let’s face it, camping can be hard. Unless you have a […]

What a Crazy Summer! Ready For Our Fall Bucket List!

  Hello again! No, I did not disappear from the face of the planet! This has just been an incredibly crazy summer! Between weeks of swim lessons, VBS (twice), weekly horse riding lessons, visits from our son (and lots of them, yay!), helping my sister move, and planning our new school year…well, I didn’t find […]

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 […]

Teaching Kids the True meaning of Memorial Day at LifeInTheNerddom.com

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 […]