Helping Kids Manage Standardized Testing

Helping Kids with Standardized Testing

As the school year winds to a close, many kids have to take standardized tests as part of their end-of-year assessments. Depending on your school district, these tests might include math, reading, language, science, and other subjects and take several days to complete. In our family, we don't take standardized tests until third grade. But this year is the first time that my kids have been in public school, so we've had to take a slightly different approach to helping them manage standardized … [Read More...]

D is for Downtime

ABC’s of Homeschooling: D is for Downtime

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling!  Did you miss our post from last week?  You can get caught up on that post HERE or go through each of the posts in this series HERE. When I was discussing this post with a friend she said, “I wish I knew what that even meant.”  I […]

In the Trenches

In The Trenches

Dear Mama, You are in the trenches. I am in there with you. I know the trenches can get tiring. We feel like we are often fighting alone- and fighting a losing battle. There are often times we feel alone. The trenches can be dirty. From spit up and dirty diapers, to mud trekked in […]

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MTM’s MUST HAVES * FREEBIES AND DEALS

Free 3rd-5th Down on the Farm Learning Pack

Free 3rd-5th Down on the Farm Learning Pack

Encourage your students to learn and think about life on a farm with this free down on the farm learning pack geared towards your 3rd-5th graders! Inside you’ll find copywork pages, writing prompts and more! Stop by Year Round Homeschooling and download your free copy today!

Free K-2 Puppy Love Learning Pack

Free K-2 Puppy Love Learning Pack

Puppy fans will have fun learning with Year Round Homeschooling’s new K-2 puppy love learning pack! Inside you’ll find rhyming activities, copywork pages and more! Stop by Year Round Homeschooling and download your free copy today!

Free Pre-K Down on the Farm Learning Pack

Free Pre-K Down on the Farm Learning Pack

Your preschoolers will have lots of fun learning about life down on the farm with this free learning pack from Year Round Homeschooling! Inside you’ll find copywork pages, sight word cards and more! Stop by Year Round Homeschooling and download your free copy today!

Free Middle School Frog Unit Study and Printables

Free Middle School Frog Unit Study and Printables

Your middle schooler will have fun learning all about frogs with this free frog unit study and printables from Year Round Homeschooling! In their unit study you’ll find online frog dissections, videos, tests and more! The printables include games, notebooking pages, writing prompts and more! Stop by Year Round Homeschooling and download your free copy […]

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Hearts for Home April 30

Welcome back to this weeks Hearts for Home Blog Hop!  The post with the most clicks last week was: Simple and Joyful Motherhood Encouragement I want to take a moment to feature a couple of blog posts from the link up here.  This week I am featuring recipes: Cake Mix Sugar Cookies 12 Days of […]

C is for Curriculum

ABC’s of Homeschooling: C is for Curriculum

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling!  Did you miss our post from last week?  You can get caught up on that post HERE or go through each of the posts in this series HERE. Today I want to talk to you about curriculum.  Don’t start panicking yet.  I know that just mentioning curriculum can […]

To the wife who feels like she is not enough

To the Wife Who Feels Like She is Not Enough

The dishes are piled up in the sink. The floors need mopping. The kids need a bath. The load in the washer has been washed twice now because you just can’t keep up. You’re up to your eyeballs in diapers, bottles, and sleepless nights. You try and try but you just can’t get caught up. […]

Free K-2 Frog Learning Pack

Free K-2 Frog Learning Pack

If you’re learning about frogs in April, then you’ll want to check out this brand new freebie! Inside Year Round Homeschooling’s K-2 Frog Learning Pack you’ll find copywork pages, writing prompts and much more! Stop by Year Round Homeschooling and download your free copy today!

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Helping Kids Manage Standardized Testing

Helping Kids with Standardized Testing

As the school year winds to a close, many kids have to take standardized tests as part of their end-of-year assessments. Depending on your school district, these tests might include math, reading, language, science, and other subjects and take several days to complete. In our family, we don’t take standardized tests until third grade. But […]

Wizard of Oz Handwriting Practice FREEBIE Cursive Edition

Wizard of Oz Handwriting Practice in Cursive

Last week I published a new handwriting pack with the Wizard of Oz theme.  For some reason I thought that I had it in cursive as well… I didn’t!  Can you imagine?  So, today I have righted my wrong and put the pack together and am putting it right here for you to download. Get […]

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HOMEMAKING

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The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Dear Homemaker, Are the inmates running the asylum? I hear you. Sometimes I look around my house and wonder how things got so out of hand. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about getting married, becoming a mommy, and having my own home. I imagined a home that was more than just 4 […]

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop 4/16

I am back to posting the Hearts for Home Blog Hop!  I thought it would be a great way to bring fun new posts right to you without you having to leave MTM! The most clicked post from last week was: Friday Freebie: Earth Day Resources Now, go check out these great articles and be […]

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RECIPES

Chicken spinach and mozzarella quiche

Chicken, Spinach, and Mozzarella Quiche

I love having breakfast for dinner and quiche is one of my go to recipes for it.  Quiche is highly customizable to your family’s likes and dislikes and is perfect for using up leftover cheeses, meats, and vegetables. You’ll notice that the spinach and cheese have variable amounts so you can adjust those according to […]

S'mores Galore! {A Yummy Recipe Round Up of 40 Gooey Treats}

S’mores Galore! {A Yummy Recipe Round Up of 40 Gooey Treats}

Did you know that August 30th is National Toasted Marshmallow Day? Melty, oozy, gooey marshmallows. Mmm… I don’t know about you, but when I think about toasted marshmallows, I think about s’mores (it’s National S’mores Day on August 10th!). These yummy treats are a staple for any campfire and summer event! These days, there are […]

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EXCLUSIVE CURRICULUM

Wizard of Oz Handwriting Practice FREEBIE Cursive Edition

Wizard of Oz Handwriting Practice in Cursive

Last week I published a new handwriting pack with the Wizard of Oz theme.  For some reason I thought that I had it in cursive as well… I didn’t!  Can you imagine?  So, today I have righted my wrong and put the pack together and am putting it right here for you to download. Get […]

Wizard of Oz Handwriting Practice FREEBIE

Wizard of Oz Handwriting Freebie

Growing up I loved the story of The Wizard of Oz.  I think most children do.  What isn’t to love about a girl who gets swept away into a magical land, meets new friends, and has many adventures along the way? I created this fun handwriting set for your children to enjoy.  Grab yours today! […]

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ABC’s of Homeschooling

D is for Downtime

ABC’s of Homeschooling: D is for Downtime

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling!  Did you miss our post from last week?  You can get caught up on that post HERE or go through each of the posts in this series HERE. When I was discussing this post with a friend she said, “I wish I knew what that even meant.”  I […]

C is for Curriculum

ABC’s of Homeschooling: C is for Curriculum

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling!  Did you miss our post from last week?  You can get caught up on that post HERE or go through each of the posts in this series HERE. Today I want to talk to you about curriculum.  Don’t start panicking yet.  I know that just mentioning curriculum can […]

B is for Balance

ABC’s of Homeschooling: B is for Balance

Welcome back to the ABC’s of Homeschooling series.  Today I want to talk to you about how to maybe a achieve a small bit of balance in your homeschooling. For me finding balance in our homeschool adventure is probably the biggest obstacle of all.  You see, running this blog, and my design business keep me […]

A is for Approach

ABC’s of Homeschooling: A is for Approach

Homeschooling is one of the greatest adventures I have taken since becoming a mother.  Each day it allows me to spend time with my children.  We get to learn about the world around us and all of the lovely things that God has created.  I get to instill my values into my children’s hearts.  I […]

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ABC’s of MOTHERHOOD

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The ABC’s of Motherhood ~ O is for Optimistic

No matter what stage of the motherhood journey you are in, there are times that it is just plain hard. The childhood dreams you had of being a great mom and having fun all the time with your kids…they’ve all disappeared. In their place you find yourself struggling to make it through the difficult and […]

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The ABC’s of Motherhood ~ S is for Strict

As a mom there are times we have to be “the bad guy”, enforcing rules because we love our children and desire only good things for the. Yet, to our kids and even sometimes others looking in we appear “strict”. Personally, it’s a label that I am ok with. If being a strict mom means […]

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