Favorite Thanksgiving Books at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Favorite Thanksgiving Books

Thanksgiving is becoming an overlooked holiday these days. Halloween gets loads of attention and then on November 1st the Christmas carols are on the radio, Christmas decorations are in the stories, and of course, the Christmas sale ads begin. Thanksgiving is difficult to make money from so the holiday gets relegated to half an aisle of cheap decorations at the […]

5 Tips For Getting Dinner on the Table Fast

Getting dinner on the table fast can be a challenge for busy families. I admit, there are days that I don’t even want to think about cooking. Why do these people want to eat so often anyway? This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will […]

Printable Christmas List at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Free Printable Christmas List for Kids

Here in The Nerddom, we try very hard to teach our kids that Christmas is about more than “stuff” and “getting.” I created this printable Christmas list to help them focus less on the stuff and more on the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make […]

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 your convenience, which means if […]

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 method encourages working with handicrafts […]

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 kids busy, and we’ll learn […]

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 mini-house that you drive or […]

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 much time for writing. BUT, […]

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 Arts program that is already put […]

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 summer.I want my children to understand […]