Natural Health Remedies – Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle!

Natural Health Remedies – Herbs and Essential Oils Bundle!

You knew you wanted to take charge of your health (and your family’s) when you first began learning about natural remedies.You probably even knew it wouldn’t be easy.

But you had no idea you’d be so overwhelmed and confused by how much there is to learn and all the conflicting opinions.

I’ve had the same frustrations. When I first became interested in natural health, I spent so much time researching. I squeezed our tight budget to find funds to grow our health arsenal. I often had to experiment and guess, and I made a lot of mistakes along the way.

Here’s the thing, though: I didn’t really have the extra time or dollars I wished I had to devote to my new goal.

I did my best with what I had, but it was hard work. And that’s why I want to make it easier for you.

What if I told you someone had already put together a complete package to get you up to speed on using herbs and essential oils safely and effectively, or even help you dig deeper into the research and learn more advanced techniques once you’ve got the basics down?

And… that package was already carefully vetted for you (saving you time) – at a price that’s way too low to miss (saving you money)?

Well, look no further, because it’s here!

Herbs and Essential Oils

 

Introducing the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle!

For six days only, everything you need (and then some) is in one fabulous package, for the most affordable price ever. (Seriously, just wait until I tell you the price.)

This year’s edition of the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle includes 28 ebooks and printables, 4 full eCourses, and 2 membership sites!

These top-quality resources cover everything you need to give you the skills and confidence to use natural remedies in your home.

You’ll get a complete library to help you:

    • Rebuild your medicine cabinet with natural remedies
    • Create beauty and skincare products without harmful ingredients
    • Treat your digestive complaints, pain, colds, and flus with everything in your medicine cabinet
    • Know which herbs are safe for pregnancy, babies and children

Discover which natural substances combat multi-drug resistance, infections and even cancer

  • Confidently prepare herbal extracts, salves, and balms
  • Liven up your meals and get major health benefits by using the right herbs
  • and so much more!

Plus, it comes with over $60 worth of bonus offers from companies you’ll love (like essential oil diffuser earrings, natural skincare, and herbal tinctures!).

You sort of need to see it to believe it, but the package includes 34 digital products and it’s worth over $560 (but you’ll get it for 95% off)!

Besides being so incredibly helpful, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering it for a short time only, the team at Ultimate Bundles is able to give you access to ALL of this… for just $29.97.

Herbs and Essential Oils

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click the “Get my copy now!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to the online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus offers.
  3. Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start using natural remedies!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available at this price for just six days! After Monday night, June 4th, the price goes up.

I’d hate for you to miss out, so click here to learn more or buy the bundle: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/heosb2018/a8274/

It’s even backed by a 100% happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

You want to protect your health. You shouldn’t have to feel overwhelmed because it costs too much or it’s too hard to trustworthy resources that make using natural remedies easy.

Learn more or get your bundle here: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/heosb2018/a8274/

(Psst… the bundle price will go up at 11:59pm Eastern on Monday, June 4th, so don’t wait!)

Home School in the Woods – A Homeschool Review

Home School in the Woods – A Homeschool Review

Did you know that learning about history can actually be pretty fun?

Well it can! We have been playing some of the file folder games from Home School in the Woods. They now offer many of their hands-on history projects Á La Carte.

We chose two different file folder games to review: Mercenary Madness! and Journey Through the Middle Ages, both at a very reasonable price of $4.95. They are both geared toward children in grades 3 to 8. We used them with my 2nd grader and 5th grader as they are both studying this time period in our homeschool right now!

Journey Through the Middle Ages

The first game we used was Journey Through the Middle Ages. It comes as a neatly organized pdf file with full instructions on what supplies will be needed, how to print the pages (some are better to print on card stock) and how to assemble them.

Then we set off cutting out, gluing and coloring all the different components. This is a really neat part about these file folder games. Not only do you end up with a fun game to play together, but the kids get to actually make and put it together themselves (with a little help from mom).

After getting it all put together we read through the game instructions and started playing. Some of the questions were a bit tough for my 2nd and 5th graders as we haven’t covered all of the material in our personal studies yet. I went through the question cards and picked out ones they would know, or at least had a better chance of guessing at. We also threw in a couple of the harder ones for fun, and I just gave hints as needed.

The players move around the map, making their way to the different castles. At each castle, they collect a castle card. The first one to collect all the different castle cards wins!

The more we played the game, the more they started to remember the answers. It’s a really neat way to learn history trivia while feeling like play!

Both children asked to play again and again. They enjoyed the friendly competition between the two of them, and I enjoyed that they were learning something!

Mercenary Madness!

The next item we chose was Mercenary Madness! It is also a file folder style game, with the setup instructions being fairly similar to the first game. Print, color, cut and paste.

The questions in this one were a bit more challenging, as we haven’t quite gotten that far in our studies yet. But I was still able to find a good number of the questions that they have learned about, and gave hints for the others.

In this game they collect coins as they move around the board. There are Spoils and Spoilers squares, and depending on how they answer the trivia questions, they can collect or lose coins. They had a lot of fun with this game too!

The game ends when both players make it to the battlefield. The winner is determined by who has the most coins at the end. My daughter was so excited that she beat her big brother by just two coins!

More fun while learning about history!

Home School in the Woods has many other Á La Carte items available on their website. They range in price from $1.95 to $9.95, which is quite an affordable way to add a little fun to your studies if you ask me.

Of course we weren’t able to try them all for this review, but there are a couple of other ones that look really fun that I might like to try out in the future.

The Jamestown Replica would be so much fun for any young builder in your family.

The Art Of Quilling would be great for children (or even adults) who are more artistic.

For more info about Home School in the Woods, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or YouTube.

À La Carte Projects - Individual projects designed to enhance your studies! {Home School in the Woods Reviews}
Letter Of The Week – All About “E”

Letter Of The Week – All About “E”

Letter “E” Videos

Printable Worksheets

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“E” Books You’ll Love!

More Ideas From Other Bloggers!

Letter E activities to use with your preschooler or kindergartner from Anna at themeasuredmom.com

Letter E Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids from childfun.com

12 Letter E Activities from themaven.net

Preschool Letter E Activities from Karyn at teachbesideme.com

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CursiveLogic – A Homeschool Review

CursiveLogic – A Homeschool Review

Hello there! It’s time for another homeschool review!

We’ve been pretty busy during the last few months trying out different homeschooling products to share with you, and it’s been a lot of fun! This week we will be looking at the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive from the wonderful people over at CursiveLogic.

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to open the mail and find these waiting for me in all their beautiful glory! (Does it make me sound weird to be so excited over homeschool things? Haha!) But before even receiving the books in the mail, I received an email with a link to an instructional webinar that explains the CursiveLogic method step by step for parents.

I thought this was wonderful! I was able to watch through the webinar and see exactly how I am supposed to work through the book with my son. So once the books did arrive, we were ready to dive right in, knowing exactly how to get started!

I decided to use CursiveLogic with my 11 year old son who is in 5th grade. He’s certainly seen cursive writing before, but has never written in cursive. I’ve always know that I want my children to learn cursive in our homeschool, but it always seemed like a daunting task and so I had been putting it on the back burner. Well there is no excuse now! CursiveLogic has fallen into our laps, and it looked like a clear and concise program to use.

CursiveLogic has a wonderful approach for learning cursive to work for kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learners. It teaches the lowercase cursive alphabet by breaking them up into four groups based on shape. Each group is taught together, using tracing, a catch-phrase, and writing the letter grouping (or string, as CursiveLogic calls it) on your own. I really like this approach. Rather than trying to teach each letter individually, students are learning them in groups, and seeing, right from the beginning, how the letters connect together. There are even dry erase pages at the end of the book so your child can practice their cursive again and again!

As you can see from the picture above, the workbook is bound at the top edge rather than the sides. With side-bound books my son usually struggles with the binding being in his way when he turns the page over. With CursiveLogic we don’t have that problem, they’ve really thought of everything!

Here are some before and during photos of my sons writing. The before sample is what his printing usually looks like. You can see that his letter sizes aren’t the same, and in the bottom line he hasn’t left space between his words. Often times he will also have what I like to call “floating” letters, where some are high and others are low.

Now you can see, after just a couple of weeks in he was already showing great progress with his cursive. No more floating letters, his letter size and spacing is improving too. I don’t doubt that it will get even neater as we continue to work through the different letter strings and he has more practice.

We also received The Art of Cursive, which is cursive instruction artfully woven into an adult coloring book! How neat is that?! Now it’s not designed to teach cursive to children, there just isn’t enough instruction for that. But it would easily help a teen or adult to learn and practice cursive. Or for those that already know cursive but like to color, it’s a great tool to really cement those cursive strokes. I have been having fun with it, using it as a nice relaxing activity once the house has quieted down for the evening, or before the kids are up in the morning. I think it could also be used as good practice tool for a young one who likes to color and draw, after they’ve already been through the workbook.

As a little bonus to our readers, CursiveLogic has given us a special discount for you!  Using the code CREW2018, you can save 20% on the Quick-Start Pack, which is the webinar + workbook combo.  The code will be active through the end of March. Enjoy!

Also, if you’d like to connect with CursiveLogic please visit them at their website: www.cursivelogic.com, or through their Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/ilovecursive/

The Art of Cursive & Quick Start Cursive {Cursive Logic Reviews}
6 Simple Ways To Earn Extra Income As A Stay At Home Mom!

6 Simple Ways To Earn Extra Income As A Stay At Home Mom!

This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this blog. Thank you.

We could all use a little extra income right?

But if your a stay at home mom like me, it can be hard to find ways to earn from home while still being able to look after our little ones. But it can be done, and I’m here to share a few of the ways that I have been earning extra income, without sacrificing my family time!

Daily Rewards

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Do your regular online shopping and earn cash back! (this one is for US retailers). Once again, super simple.
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Blogging

You’ve probably heard by now that there are many people making a substantial income from blogging these days. Even the littlest blogger can make a decent income with their blog. You will likely start out slowly as you grow your following and add in more income streams, but it is a very viable option! (Yes, some are making $10,000+ each month, but they didn’t do it overnight)

If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog I highly recommend starting one now. There is no time like the present and you can have one up and running in very little time. Check out my guide to starting a blog HERE: The Simple Steps To Starting A Blog

So there you have it. These are some of the ways that I’ve found to earn an income from home without sacrificing my family time! I’m sure there are many more ways, but these are the ones that have been working for me.

Have you found other ways to earn from home that don’t take away from your job of being mom? I’d love for you to share your experiences in the comment section!

Letter Of The Week – All About “B”

Letter Of The Week – All About “B”

Letter “B” Videos

Printable Worksheets

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“B Books You’ll Love!

More Ideas From Other Bloggers!

B Is for Bee Craft from AllAboutLearningPress.com

Paw Patrol To The Rescue – Letter B Printables from Priscilla at MissingOlivia.blogspot.ca

Moana Worksheets – Letter B Printables from Priscilla at MissingOlivia.blogspot.ca

Montessori Inspired Letter B Introduction from Vanessa at MamasHappyHive.com

Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Letter B from Monica at HappyAndBlessedHome.com

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A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler – Sandra from RealWorldLearners.com

A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler – Sandra from RealWorldLearners.com

Welcome to the sixth installment of our blog series “A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler”.

 

In each installment I will introduce you to a homeschooling mom and ask them a few questions about a typical day in their homeschool. There are so many different styles and methods of homeschooling, I hope that you enjoy this sneak peek into a few of them!

Meet Sandra!

I taught math (middle school, high school, and online) for 6 years. I now homeschool my two boys, ages 2 and 4, in Washington State (although we will be moving soon). Since we haven’t hit “official schooling age” yet, I’m enjoying living a very flexible, play-centered, relaxed life with my kids. Our days are filled with adventure and friends, and our home is filled with educational toys and books and all kind of learning-rich resources. I haven’t settled on a homeschooling style yet, but I have been super impressed watching my kids and seeing how much they learn through unstructured, self-directed play. So far, I feel like everything that I see in preschool/kindergarten curriculum can be learned more enjoyably, effectively, and authentically in real life, especially through frequent conversations between parents and children. I am so thankful that I get to share my days with my children and experience life again through their eyes. Kids are so eager to learn and understand things and are satisfied with simple things (unless we condition them otherwise 😉 ) – I’m becoming more determined to help them maintain these joys of childhood as long as possible and not apply unnecessary, artificial pressure that surrounds us in this test-centric, data-driven educational world we live in today. Having been a teacher, I know that it’s too easy to lose sight of a child’s individual strengths, personality, and interests in the race to pass tests and finish textbooks. My main goal in homeschooling is to help my children develop a life-long love of learning and spare them the agony of rushing from bell to bell and book to book according to someone else’s agenda. I want them to pursue interests they find relevant and meaningful, although I still intend to provide a well-rounded presentation of all the basic, essential concepts. So, I guess that’s a long way of saying that even though I’m not sure what our homeschooling life will look like several years from now, I hope that we will be able to continue enjoying learning new topics as spontaneously and enthusiastically as a toddler learns to walk and speak. 🙂 <feel free to check back with me in 5 or 10 years and see where I stand on this!>

Q: Do you have a set schedule that you use each day? Please explain.

Sandra: We don’t have a set schedule. After a few decades of waking up to alarm clocks, cramming my time and mind full of busy work, and never giving myself a chance to settle down or calm down, I am absolutely loving the opportunity to live a very flexible, spontaneous, and often slow life. The boys wake up around 7 a.m. and they watch a couple shows while I work on waking up. Then we have breakfast (although our breakfast and lunch are usually two ends of one long food continuum — mostly healthy food though!) and time for free play. Sometimes they need suggestions for activities or redirection when they get too crazy, but our mornings are usually pretty happy overall. Our go-to activities are reading books, playing legos, and making crafts, but there are plenty of other interests that come and go as well. We’re usually out of the house for a play date or activity by 10 am, then back home by noon or 1 for lunch and naps/quiet time. Sometimes we go out again in the afternoon, but now that it’s getting rainy and cold and dark, we tend to stay inside. It’s been a learning process for all of us to figure out how to spend multiple peaceful hours at home together, but we’ve made great progress on that front! We also bought a trampoline, which has helped a lot ;). We do a lot of spontaneous learning activities during these times at home, and I know they’re learning so much during our outings as well. Although I don’t schedule it in, we usually end up doing several hours of “school work” each week including math, science, reading, history, art, music, life skills, geography, “engineering” (my category for building things and working on computer skills, including typing and coding). Most of our toys, games, books, and online programs that we use as educational resources are free (websites, library, hand-me-downs) or super cheap (dollar store/thrift store). Also, a huge percentage of our learning time happens spontaneously through questions they ask or things we talk about during long car drives.

Q:What does a typical homeschooling day look like for your family?

Sandra: In addition to the above answer, I have a couple blog posts that I wrote when I first began blogging that give a good picture of our homeschooling adventure days :). https://realworldlearners.com/the-little-things-a-life-in-the-day-of-a-homeschooler/and https://realworldlearners.com/letting-the-day-unfold/. (Note: my blogging style has evolved since I wrote this post ;).)

Q: Do you think you’ll stick with your current routine in the future? Why/why not?

Sandra: I imagine that we will continue adapting our routine and homeschooling philosophy as we go. If we move (we probably have a cross-country move coming up) or have another baby (you never know about those!), I think we would re-evaluate things and make adjustments for the transition periods. Also, I’m staying open to the idea of purchasing curriculum sets as the boys get older, so we’ll see how that plays out.

Q: Do you have any advice for other homeschooling moms?

Sandra: Enjoy the freedom! You don’t have to replicate “big school” in your small home – you are really free to do what works for your family. Keep researching and experimenting to see what best meets the needs of your own kids and matches your own principles and standards. And don’t rush – work with your kids to help them learn at a happy and comfortable pace – there’s really no need to learn all the details of geology and life cycles and historical monuments and parts of speech by certain dates on a calendar – go with the flow and enjoy learning alongside them. 🙂

Thanks for getting to know a little more about Sandra and her homeschool.
Join us again soon to meet another homeschooling mama in our next installment of this blog series!

A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler! – Kim

A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler! – Kim

Welcome to the fifth installment of our blog series “A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler”.

In each installment I will introduce you to a homeschooling mom and ask them a few questions about a typical day in their homeschool. There are so many different styles and methods of homeschooling, I hope that you enjoy this sneak peek into a few of them!

Meet Kim!

My name is Kim. I currently homeschool my daughter, Kaira, who is 12 (soon to be 13) and I do what I like to call pre-pre school with my 2 year old, as well as, a 2 year old I babysit. We homeschool in Virginia, which from all the research I’ve done, looks to be a more homeschool friendly state- if you’re looking for one! We have been on our homeschool journey for just under a year, though we both find ourselves regretting that we didn’t start on this path so much sooner than we did. My homeschooling tends to be more creative than structured, even though we do follow a curriculum… most of the time.

We would love to have you join our adventure, as well as hear your thoughts or ideas on things we’ve learned or are learning! Stop on by or hop a carpet and fly to www.kimandkairasgreathomeschooladventure.wordpress.com

Q: Do you have a set schedule that you use each day? Please explain.

Kim: The only thing set about our schedule each day, is that at some point, usually around 10, we will get up and eat something. I think we originally adopted this non scheduled routine, because shortly after we began homeschooling, we found ourselves in the public school rut and routine- which is not where we wanted to be or how we envisioned homeschool would be for us. As a result, we rebelled, so to speak. Now, however, that type of non schedule works for us, because each day is different and brings with it different activities. Having a go with the flow routine helps us adjust and transition as needed much easier than having a rigid routine would allow for us.

Q:What does a typical homeschooling day look like for your family?

Kim: Again, not much of a routine happening in our home. There isn’t a typical day, but most days tend to repeat themselves each week. (By the way, we are a school whenever family. Meaning sometimes we school on weekends, sometimes not and we take breaks when we need thwm, not based on what’s going on in the world.) Anyway, Sundays, my daughter may decide to do some school, but I do not school the babies. We use Saturdays as a day to catch up on any of the important lessons we may have missed or rushed through, that need revisiting or even as an extra project day. Mondays we school and also complete any appointments (this is the goal, not the reality). Tuesdays we school, except on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, when I host a homeschool open mic. On the 2nd Tuesdays, we have 4H, so school may or may not happen or it may not happen to the full on level we school on other days. Wednesdays, we school. Thursdays we have given up trying to do school, because we have Aikido in the afternoon, one on one time in the morning, and park days after lunch; every other Thursday, we have Praise Dance rehearsal. Fridays we try to School in the morning, because I teach American Sign Language in the afternoon. Add to this schedule of sorts, 5 to 10 hours each week at the farm, with our horse and it becomes easier to understand why we have adopted a more fluid routine as opposed to a more structured type of  schedule. Yes, we have a very busy and full life, but we wouldn’t change it for the world.

Q: Do you think you’ll stick with your current routine in the future? Why/why not?

Kim: I think that we will stick with this type of routine in the future, especially because I don’t see static things like 4H, Aikido, the farm and horse shows, Open Mic or Praise Dance changing. Knowing that as my 2 year old grows, there will be other activities and or events to be added to our lives, leads me to believe further that this fluidity of a schedule is what life will look like for us for a very long time to come. And honestly, I don’t know if I would want the mundaneness that comes with an unmovable daily/weekly/monthly plan.

Q: Do you have any advice for other homeschooling moms?

Kim: I have lots of advice I would give other homeschoolers, don’t we all? March to your own drum and do what is best for you, your family and your kids. Everyone will have great advice and best practices to give-and-take remember those are tried and true things for them, it doesn’t mean that it will or won’t be the same for you. Don’t give up if something doesn’t work- just try something else. Most importantly, do not naysayers divert you from your homeschool path. (Socialization happens naturally and isn’t the forcing of similarly aged kids we see in public school.)

Thanks for getting to know a little more about Kim and her homeschool.
Join us again soon to meet another homeschooling mama in our next installment of this blog series!

A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler! – Sheri from MommyHypocrite.com

A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler! – Sheri from MommyHypocrite.com

Welcome to the third installment of our blog series “A Day In The Life Of A Homeschooler”.

In each installment I will introduce you to a homeschooling mom and ask them a few questions about a typical day in their homeschool. There are so many different styles and methods of homeschooling, I hope that you enjoy this sneak peek into a few of them!

Meet Sheri!

Hello, I’m Sheri. I am a homeschooling Mom of five children. I have two girls ages 12, and 11, then two boys ages 9 and 7 and my baby is 4 years old. I had a full-time career as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative till about 8 years ago. That’s when I quit my job, at the age of 40, and with only 3 children at the time, became a stay-home, homeschooling Mom. I live in the United States in Texas. I am a traditional, homeschooling Mom, which means I use a graded textbook/workbook curriculum.
Visit Sheri at www.mommyhypocrite.com her new blog, https://thisblessedjourney.com.

Q: Do you have a set schedule that you use each day? Please explain.

Sheri: I have fluctuated from a tight 30-minute increment schedule to having loose routines. Both types of schedules have worked for different seasons. We moved about 7 1/2 months ago to a five-acre ranch. So we have a routine right now as we adjust to our country life. Monday to Thursday we utilize our curriculum. And Friday is what I call our Charlotte Mason Day. It’s all the other material that I decided not to use for our day-to-day homeschooling, but loved and couldn’t part with it. So, I use it stress-free on Fridays. Those items cover drawing, crocheting, art study, coding, foreign language and other areas of study.

Q:What does a typical homeschooling day look like for your family?

Sheri: My husband gets up and opens the barn for our free-range, pastured chickens before leaving for work. I am up about 7:30 and I make him breakfast. The rest of the crew is up around 8-8:30. They have a quick snack and then go out to the barn to tend to the animals (16 chickens, 2 barn cats, and our 2 dogs). Then, they come inside have breakfast and complete their indoor chores. Every child has several chores they can handle and utilize a chore app to complete them. I make breakfast and we usually hit the schoolbooks by 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. I am a traditional Mom at the moment and I use ACE Ministries. It works very well for us because it allows my older three to be independent while I focus on teaching the younger two. It covers Math, English, Spelling, Social Studies, and Science as well as Literature & Creative Writing. I have, however, used many different curriculum in the past with a classical, unit-study and Charlotte Mason flair to it. If it is a Wednesday we all pack up our studies and lunch and go to piano lessons at our Church. In addition, some days they finish their studies earlier and have the afternoons to explore personal interests and go outside for physical education.

Q: Do you think you’ll stick with your current routine in the future? Why/why not?

Sheri: It is hard to say whether I will stick with our current routine. I always say that the schedule or routine is working, until it isn’t. When there are five children in a family there are developments in each child that may require more attention or a new focus and at that time a different routine would be considered.

Q: Do you have any advice for other homeschooling moms?

Sheri: Yes! It is okay to switch curriculum. I did it twice mid-year. If it isn’t working don’t force it. Cut your losses and move onto something that will work for you and that your children will love. Also, don’t be afraid to be a traditional Mom. Meaning using textbooks or workbooks. There are many different homeschooling methods and philosophies and using textbooks can be a good fit. In addition, remember that this time is short and having a clean home really isn’t as important as it seems.

Thanks for getting to know a little more about Sheri and her homeschool.
Join us again soon to meet another homeschooling mama in our next installment of this blog series!