Hobo Hot Dish – Friday Favorite

I am a huge fan of comfort food. Food that brings back memories of great times. This last week I made a meal that brought back a lot of memories from my childhood, Hobo Hotdish.

Hobo Hotdish is a meal that my great-grandparents would make every time the family got together. We would have it on random Sundays when we got together after church, or on holidays when we would gather to celebrate. It is a simple, cheap meal that would feed a crowd.

We were all so young here, and Baby Girl wasn’t even born yet!

I have a family cookbook, one were we have put together all the family recipes so that we will always have a way to make some of our favorite foods. It was in this cookbook that I pulled out the recipe for Hobo Hotdish. I made a few alterations to the meal, using what I have learned through cooking and what I had in the house, but the main recipe is still the same.

Hobo Hotdish


2lbs. ground beef (I browned and drained mine first)

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

½ cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

3 cups sliced carrots

3 cups sliced raw potatoes

2 cans cream of chicken soup

1 can water



Grease the bottom of a casserole dish (I used a 9×13 pan). Crumble the ground beef on the bottom of the dish. Add the salt and pepper. Layer the vegetables in the dish. Combine the soup and water in a small bowl and mix well. Pour over the casserole. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 1 to 2 hours.

This made enough food to feed our family of six a full meal with very little leftovers. If it was made as a potluck meal, I could see it going further. It gave us our meat and veggies in one dish without the need for added sides. And everyone was full!

What is one of your favorite comfort foods that you can remember from growing up?


Our Favorite Homeschool Needs – 5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement

Welcome back to the 5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement. Today I am running late with my post! We have had a busy week, but that is what life is all about sometimes. Today is Friday Favorites and I get to share with you some of our favorite things for homeschooling!

My very first favorite thing when it comes to homeschooling is our local library! We use this resource for free and are able to access many books, not only from our library but also through inter-library loans. This means that I can usually find whatever I want to find when it comes to a book.

The second item that I really love is the internet. Between the work that I do, and being able to let the kids play on World Book (with our SchoolhouseTeachers membership), having the internet is a must in our house.

When it comes to our actual curriculum, there are two things I have fallen in love with! There are lots of different curriculum that we have tried. While we liked a lot of them, there were only two that are items that we need to keep using.

The first one that we love and won’t go without, in fact, it is one that we have had since the beginning of our homeschool journey. This is our membership to SchoolhouseTeachers. This one membership covers everyone in your house from the preschool ages and all the way up to mom and dad. There are over 400 different courses available. I love opening this up when we don’t know what to do and finding the course that we really need or want to do.

The second thing we need for our curriculum is MasterBooks. This company is one that we recently learned about, and have since fallen in love with. Their Math Lessons for a Living Education is a blessing for Ray Ray. We have tried many different types of curriculum all of which end up in frustration and tears. However, when we found this one, it is now the first subject he wants to do each day! Once that worked, I poked around with other subjects and have fallen in love with them just as much! I hope to have the little kids on a 90% curriculum of just Masterbooks within this year.

What are some of your favorite items for homeschool that you need to have each year?

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Angie @ Run Ran Family Adventures & Learning
Annette @ A Net in Time
Ashley @ Gift of Chaos
Betty @ Let’s Get Real
Brenda @ Counting Pinecones
Carol @ Home Sweet Life
Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses

Christine @ Christine Howard
Christy @ The Simple Homemaker
Dawn @ Schoolin’ Swag
Debra @ Footprints in the Butter
Diana @ Homeschool Review
Felicia @ Homeschool 4 Life
Jacquelin @ A Stable Beginning
Jeniffer @ Thou Shall Not Whine
Jennifer @ A Glimpse of Our Life

Jennifer @ Dear Homeschooler
Joelle @ Homeschooling for His Glory
Karen @ Tots and Me…Growing Up Together
Kelly @ Hope in the Chaos
Kellyann @ Walking Home …
Kimberley @ Vintage Blue Suitcase
Kristen @ A Mom’s Quest to Teach
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
Laura @ Four Little Penguins
Linda @ Apron Strings & other things

Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Lori @ At Home: where life happens
Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama
Marla @ Jump Into Genius
Meredith @ Powerline Productions: Being World Changers/Raising World Changers
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Missica @ Through The Open Window
Monique @ Mountain of Grace Homeschooling

Nicole @ Bless Their Hearts Mom
Patti @ Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy
Rebekah @ There Will Be a $5 Charge For Whining
Rodna @ Training Children up for Christ
Stacy @ A Homemakers Heart
Tess @ Circling Through This Life
Wendy @ Life at Rossmont
Yvie @ Gypsy Road

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Friday Funnies, Flops, and Fails – February 16, 2018

Friday Funnies, Flops, and Fails Link Up

Friday Funnies Flops and Fails

And thank you to my wonderful co-host. . . Kirsten from DoodleMom!

Amanda at Hopkins Homeschool Kirsten at DoodleMom, living a relaxed homeschooling life

Featured Post from Last Week’s Link Up

If you had a Funny or a Flop or a Fail in your homeschooling life this week please consider linking up here to share it with us.

  • Did you have a flop or a fail in your homeschool this week?
  • Maybe something happened that was just too funny!
  • Homeschooling is not Pin-perfect ALL the time.
  • Homeschooling can be messy and there may be tears, and your laundry absolutely never, ever, gets done!


Share it here in our link up – let’s show homeschooling moms what homeschooling really looks like!

By sharing your link with us you give us permission to use your link and picture if you are chosen as a featured post in next week’s link up.


But remember, mom, homeschooling is the absolute best thing you have ever done. You really are dedicating your life to your children.

And, it is (usually) the best life you could possibly imagine for your kids and for you, right?!


Join Us! Homeschooling is not always picture-perfect, so. . .

  • Share a Flop or a Fail or a Funny in your homeschooling week. (Family friendly only, please)
  • Rate the other posts in the linkup. Next week we will feature the most-liked post.
  • By linking up you give us the right to share your post and a picture from it.

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Friday Favorites From 2016

Is it really the last Friday of the year? I don't know where 2016 went to, but it sure went fast! Today I want to end the year with my favorites from the blog. My favorite posts and my favorite reviews. I would love to hear from you also, what did I share this year that was your favorite?

I love writing for you. I love telling you all about our homeschool experience, but I still do have favorite posts. Those that take a little extra of me with them when I hit publish. Those where I feel like you are right here with me when I am typing them. I have narrowed down my top 5 favorite posts. No, these are not the top 5 most viewed for the year. These are the ones I love the most. If you missed them, check them out, or go back and revisit them with me!

5. What I Wish I Knew Before Homeschooling

I love this one! I never knew that I would be homeschooling, but love it and wouldn't change a thing!

4. 5 Things That Don't Work in Our Homeschool

Not all homeschools are the same. And because of this, some things will work for some and not others. Here is where I spent some time talking about what works and what doesn't work for us.

3. 10 Tips for Managing Your Stress

When you are a homeschool mom, you will find stress sooner or later. How do you handle it? I collected 10 of my favorite stress relieving tips for you right here.

2. Psalm 56 – Scripture Sunday

This is a simple post, and to most it won't mean much. To me, this scripture meant a lot more on a deeper level. My cousin passed away, his football number was 56. His birthday was March (3) 4th. To me, this scripture is straight from him!

1. 10 Ways to Make You a Better Mom

You are a great mom! I need to tell you that right away. We all have tough days, and sometimes we need an extra boost to realize what great moms we are! Here is my collection of the top ten tips to help you feel like a better mom!


This year we had a lot of fun reviewing different items for the Homeschool Review Crew. We loved so many of these items and still use many of them on a regular basis. However, there are three items that really stood out for me, three items that I am super thankful to have had the chance to bring into our house!

3. Freezer Meals Made Easy with MyFreezEasy.com

I love my freezer meals! I love having food ready to go without all the prep work. I love saving money when I don't need to go back and forth to the store! This was one of those reviews that I was super excited for just for mom!

2. Zonderkidz Faith Builders Bible

This was the favorite of Ray Ray. He still carries this bible around with him everywhere. I remember the look on his face when he got to open it. Knowing that he had his own bible and that it had pictures of bible stories built with Legos made him interested in opening the bible on his own!

1. CrossTimber Personalized Gifts

This was one of those reviews that were something more. I talked with the kids and we decided that daddy needed this gift, and we all loved pulling off the secrets to get it into the house without him knowing about it!


Wow, all this happened in a year? I remember so much of it as if it were yesterday! I am sad to see this year end, but at the same time I look forward to a new year!

I have lots in store for you this year! I will be co-hosting a weekly linkup, Blogging Through the Alphabet, and a lot of fun other topics I want to talk about. Also, the hints as to the new lineup of review items, well I am itching to get my hands on a lot of them! I can't wait to share them with you!

What were some of your favorite posts from the site this last year? Please leave me a comment below and let me know!!

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Friday Favorites ~ April 22, 2016

Is it really Friday already? I can't believe how fast the week seems to be going! I spent some time this week reading other blogs. I love to do this, and I was thinking, I could share with you my top 5 favorite blog posts of the week.

5 Favorite Blog Posts of the Week

This is the first time I have done this. I have done 5 on the 5th before, but this is different. This is 5 from just one week not a whole month. I figure this is a great way to show you want I am into when I am not being mom. When I have some time to myself and to do what I want! What a blessing!


So this last week I found a variety of awesome blogs. I was able to find things from all over the "mother" board! My first one I wanted to share is from Serving Joyfully. This is a new blog that I found this week. I love when I find these…it usually means I end up going through their posts and wondering why I hadn't found them yet! I loved the post Dear Mom, You're probably doing better than you thinkThis post was one that touched me. I love finding a post that makes me feel better about my bad days. A post that reminds me that I am a mom that is doing her best. Check it out!!


Mama of Many Blessings is the next blog that I was drawn to this week. You know how much I love my crockpot and freezer cooking. I find that this takes time away from other things that I need to be doing, while still giving my family a healthy meal. While we have our favorites, we are always on the lookout for a new meal. Nicole put together this post, 75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes that is just what I am looking for when I need a new recipe. Do you use your crock pot on a regular basis? Which of these is your favorite meal?

Over at Bluebird Beginnings, I found a wonderful post, How to Be a Good "Mom Friend". This post…oh my…this post is me! I would have thought that I wrote this, but I didn't. Moms, we all need friends and this post is a great way to remember that. From baby bodily functions to the wonderful toy décor, this post lets you know how to be a good friend to a mom of one, two, or more kids. This also helps other moms know, we all want the same thing!


Victoria over at Creative Homekeeper has this brilliant post, 7 Ways to Get Motivated to Start Cleaning. She has some great ideas here, and they make sense. Hello, invite a friend over. Even though they are your friend, you will do some cleaning before they get there, plus you get the benefit of visiting with a friend in the end! What are some ways you get the motivation to start cleaning?


And Lisa-Jo Baker has a post that made me tear up. What I Want to Tell My Daughter About Being a Mother is a post that spoke to my heart. It is one that made me sit back and look at my girls. I am not living up to what the other moms are doing, I am showing them how to be a mom. Am I doing what I want them to do? I sit and think of all them to be as moms while I rock them to sleep. Those times when I put my work aside because they have snuck downstairs and quietly ask to be rocked. This post reminds me that those are the moments I want them to have as moms and I hope they enjoy them as much as I do.

So these are my five favorite posts of the week. There are a bunch of other ones that I spent time reading and that I enjoyed, but I had to narrow it down! What have you been reading this week? Are there any posts that stood out in your mind?

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The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Life of Fred

What kind of math program can you find that is fun and story based? Does not continually drill your kids over and over again with boring facts?

We have tried Life of Fred with Moe Man before and love the simple style of this math. It is crazy to see that they have math from Kindergarten up to college books and the readers! I think those are something I need to look into.

"Life of Fred" is quickly becoming a buzzword in the homeschooling world. If any child has ever struggled with understanding math concepts, Fred is ready to jump in and help your child remember those tricky math concepts!

Complete Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - by Educents.com

So, why are the Life of Fred books gaining popularity? The books follow Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius, during his exciting adventures which encounter every day math situations. Children actually want to read these books.

Your child can start using these books when it's time to learn how to read, and your child can continue learning with Fred all the way to college! For a complete overview of the entire collection, check out each series of books below.

Click a title to learn more about each series in the Life of Fred collection:

Reading: Beginning ReadersLanguage Arts

Math: ElementaryIntermediateIntro to AlgebraPre-AlgebraHigh SchoolCollegeFinances & Entrepreneurship

Science: BiologyPhysicsChemistry

Life of Fred Beginning Readers Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide

If your kiddo is just starting to learn to read, add these Life of Fred readers to your at-home library. They are fun to read over and over together. Incorporate Fred in your early reading lessons! The complete set consists of 18 books. Each book contains 32 pages.

Who is it for? Beginning readers (ages 4 and up)

Concepts covered: counting, using a compass, patience, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to make mashed potatoes, how to build a house, and more.

Titles included in the set: Blue, Bus, Lake, Potato Dreams, Ducks, Rain, Mud, Night, Dawn, House, Windows, Kitchen, Electricity, Dinner, Evening, Garden, Peach, and Going Home

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More resources: Fred Beginning Reader Tips Fred Beginning Reader Tips

Life of Fred Elementary Math Series

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Life Of Fred is like no other math program out there. It's a story that begins with book one, and continues all the way through high school. It includes every other subject, such as science, history, geography, and more. Each book contains short, 4 to 6-page chapters, and usually is less than 20 chapters per book. This makes it possible for each child to go at a pace comfortable for them.

Who is it for? Kindergarten to 4th grade

Concepts covered: time, types of numbers, geometry, measurement, facts about stars, morse code, geography, adjectives & verbs, patterns, functions, sheet music, seven wonders of the world, math poems, percents, numbers vs. numerals, division, slope of a line, graphing, notation, the improper use of seat belts, how to prove you are not a duck, reducing fractions, and so much more.

Titles in this series: Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs, Edgewood, Farming, Goldfish, Honey, Ice Cream, Jelly Beans

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More about the Elementary Math Books:

  • Life of Fred Elementary Math books are discounted on Educents.com
  • "This is my first year home schooling and I wish I had found Fred earlier. My son loves to read, so Life of Fred makes math a cinch to teach now." -Shanna, homeschooler
  • "I see a light shining bright from within my son that was almost extinguished completely. As he watched me place the order for the complete elementary set of Life Of Fred, I said 'I can't wait to see how Fred starts, and I want to see how it ends too, so be ready to order more!' I smiled and assured him that not only would Fred be part of his learning as long as he desired, but that Fred would be gift wrapped for Christmas presents this year for his niece and nephew, my 2 grandchildren. No more costly potholes for this family!!" -Janet, homeschooler
  • "My granddaughter, who truly dislikes math, always wants to start the day with Fred. I have to stop her after four chapters. She would do the entire book in a day if allowed. I never thought I could use math class as a reward! And she is learning besides." -Bette, homeschooler
  • Life of Fred Math Books in Carisa’s Homeschool
  • The Complete Guide to Using Life of Fred Homeschool Math
  • Featured on Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks
  • Samples: Apples, Butterflies, Cats

Life of Fred Intermediate Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

Designed for students under age 10, but already finished the Life of Fred elementary book series. Best for students who can add, subtract, and who understand multiplication and division.

Who is it for? 3rd to 7th grade

Concepts covered: Milliliters, writing numerals in checks ($4000 and not $40.00), idioms, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, elapsed time, metaphors, milligrams and pounds, rounding numbers, three-eights of 19,416, and more!

Titles in this series: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft

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More about the Intermediate Math Books:


  • Life of Fred Intermediate Math books are discounted on Educents.com
  • “I was not so sure on these books. I heard a lot of good reviews but after we got them, just skimming through I wasn't sure my 9 year old daughter would like them. I was WRONG! she really likes them! They move at a pace she likes and being one continuous story about Fred's life keeps her interested and entertained. We will be back for more soon. She just finished Kidneys and is now on liver.” -Melisa W., Homeschooler
  • Samples: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft

Life of Fred Intro to Algebra Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

If your student can solve these equations: 5 + 8, 8 – 5, 7 times 8, 6231 divided by 93, then he or she is ready for the Fractions title. It also might be time for you to begin using a very basic calculator to complete these lessons.

Who is it for? 6th to 12th grade

Concepts covered: less than, cardinal and ordinal numbers, adding and subtraction fractions, lines of symmetry, geometric figures, circumference, reducing fractions, sets and subsets, probability, consecutive numbers, repeating decimals, area of a triangle, square roots, ordered pairs, and more!

Titles in this series: Fractions, Decimals and Percents

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More about the Intro to Algebra Books:

Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

Fred does physics before algebra. What’s the difference between math and physics? In this series, students use math and science to solve quirky, real world scenarios – all while having fun with Fred of course!

Who is it for? 3rd to 7th graders

Concepts covered: numerals, area of a rectangle, the speed of light, nine forms of energy, Hooke’s law, static versus kinetic friction, photosynthesis, metric system, Gregorian calendar, conversion factors, unit analysis, freedom versus liberty, steps in solving word problems, venn diagrams, germination of seeds, digestion, negative numbers, whole numbers, chromosomes, DNA, circumference of a circle, and more!

Titles in this series: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, and Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics

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More about the Pre-Algebra books:

Life of Fred High School Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

Life of Fred is preparing for college! In this series, students learn algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and a few other lessons from Fred. The Zillions of Practice books are keyed directly to the chapters and topics in the associated book. Each problem is worked out in complete detail to offer additional help for a student who may have gotten stuck along Fred’s mathematical journey.

Who is it for? 8th to 12th grade

Concepts covered: infinite numbers, ratios, graphs, plotting points, averages, multiplying polynomials, solving fractional equations, Pythagorean theorem, milkshake marketing, absolute value, surface area of a cone, imaginary numbers, slopes of perpendicular lines, complex fractions, linear equations, Cramer’s rule, ellipses, graphing in three dimensions, geometric sequences, Pascal’s Triangle, right triangles, quadrilaterals, entrepreneurship, geography of Kansas, piano music, sines, cosines, functions of two angles, a preview of calculus, and more!!

Titles included in the series: Beginning Algebra, Zillions of Practice Problems for Beginning Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Zillions of Practice Problems for Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry

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More about the High School Math books:

Life of Fred High School Language Arts Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

Each book contains 19 cohesive lessons on grammar, language, writing, common mistakes, and basically the entire English language. The creator suggests doing these four books once every year during your students’ high school years.

Who is it for? 5th to 12th graders

Concepts covered: the seven parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, similes, silent letters, rules for making outlines, the difference between a metaphor and metonymy, and so much more.

Titles included in the series: Australia, Begin Teaching, Classes, Dreams

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More about the Language Arts books:


Life of Fred Chemistry

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

In a single lecture hour, Fred completes a whole year of high school chemistry.

Who is it for? 8th grade to college

Concepts covered: exponents, atoms, conversion factors, mass vs. weight, Avogadro's number, Kelvin scale, atomic number, isotopes, compounds, noble gasses, finding the atomic mass, early chemistry, oxidation numbers, balancing equation, and more!

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More about the Chemistry book:

  • Life of Fred Chemistry book is discounted on Educents.com
  • "It’s solid science presented in a way that’s understandable, not intimidating, and fun. You learn math, you learn history and you learn science, all through the Life of Fred – through his experiences and teachings." -Lisa, Homeschooler
  • "It reads like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but the chemistry is solid." -Lisa's husband, PhD in Analytical Chemistry
  • Sample of the Chemistry Book

Life of Fred College Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

This series is geared toward advanced high school math students, students preparing for college, or any adult who wants to brush up on their math skills while reading fun stories. Students will learn calculus, statistics, linear algebra, and advanced math puzzles (equations, not word problems).

Who is it for? 9th grade to adults

Concepts covered: functions, speed, slope, curvature, polar coordinates, Bayes’ Theorem, probability, descriptive statistics, field guides, solving systems of equations, vector spaces, linear functionals, math theory, abstract arithmetic, and more!

Titles included in the series: Calculus, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Five Days of Upper Division Math

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More about the College Math books:

Life of Fred Financial Choices

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents

Let Fred help you teach your children about financial management, decisions, and choices. It's very likely that you, the adult, will pick up a tip or two while teaching.

Who is it for? Useful for middle school kids all the way to adults

Concepts covered: entrepreneurship, spending, investing, retirement, debt, calculating interest, how to start a business, insurance, taxes, real estate, successful spending habits, stocks, mortgages, REITS, mutual funds, and more!

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More about the Financial Choices book:


Friday Favorites ~ Jamberry Wraps

Friday Favorites

It’s Friday! Yay! I am so excited!!

Did you know that I have branched into something new? I have tried on Jamberry Nail Wraps and I have fallen in love. Do you know what that means? I had to find a way to have Jamberry Nails and not go broke!

Friday Favorites

Well, I decided to try my hand at selling them! Check out my Facebook page and my website! I have fallen in love with these silly things and think you need to check them out!

Today I want to share with you my five favorites!

1. Apple Cider ($15.00) How can you not love this design! It is fancy, yet neutral. It is one that I have waiting to be worn!

Friday Favorites Jamberry Style

2. Application Kit w/Cuticle Oil ($20.00) Need the items to get started? Here it is!! Now you just need the wraps!

Friday Favorites Jamberry Style

3. Cuticle Oil ($10.00) Oh. My. Cuticle Oil! This stuff is Amazing!! I never thought I needed something like this, but let me tell you what!! You NEED this!!

Friday Favorites Jamberry Style

4. Dem Bones ($15.00) With Halloween right around the corner, these are some pretty cute nails to have on!

Friday Favorites Jamberry Style

5. Butterfly Kisses ($15.00) I love these ones! They are beautiful and look even more beautiful in person! You need to see these to fall in love like I did!

Friday Favorites Jamberry Style

Have you tried Jamberry? What are your favorite wraps?

My Top 5 Favorite Blogs


So, I want to start something new this week. I am going to start Friday Favorites! Every Friday I am going to list my favorites of the week. It might be my favorite blogs, blog posts, YouTube videos, songs, pins, etc. I find that this will be something fun, always changing and shouldn’t really make me draw a mind blank while I try to write it! This week I am going to share my Five Favorite Blogs. Although I love my blog…I have five other top favorites! I love more than just these five, but I didn’t want to write a book about them!

5. Benoit Academy

When you make friends on Facebook, sometimes they are duds, other times they are really cool! That is what happened here! Jess is a wonderful lady and I love that we can relate to so much without ever once actually meeting her in person! Our kids are similar in age and I have learned quite a bit about homeschooling from her!

4. Upside Down Homeschooling

Heather is a wonderful lady with a beautiful story to tell about her and God! I love getting to know her and love reading her story. She has a great team working with her and this blog is full of ideas for everyone! I love checking in here when I need something for our school and love the freebies and subscriber gifts they have to help us out!

3. Education Possible

Everywhere you look online you can find blogs that talk about preschool and elementary homeschool. There are tons of them…I am one of them. But over here at Education Possible, they talk about Middle School! This is where I come when I need something for Moe Man, when I need some encouragement being a mom of a teen! Do you have a teen? Head over here and check them out!

2. Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Jill is a miracle worker! How she blogs, homeschools AND comes up with all the fun printables and activities, I don’t know! All I know is that I love seeing what she comes up with next! Right now I am joining her in the Poppins Book Nook and love to use her E.H.M Members Printables with my kids! Want to be part of the online book club, or need something to do with the kids? Come and check her out!

1. Mama Kautz

I may be a bit bias on this one…but family is awesome! Mama Kautz does it all…homeschooling, homesteading, prepping (not the crazy kind!), essential oils! She is writing about it all! Have a question on something, this is where to go! I have learned so much about many different things from here. 

These are just five of my favorites…like I said, I could go on and on with all the ladies and blogs I have met from writing my own. They are all awesome in some way or another! Who are some of your favorite reads? I could always stand to find another good blog to follow!