January 27, 2015

Daily Schedule of a SAHM & Homeschooler


A new start with homeschooling means I had to come up with a new schedule. The great thing about homeschooling is that there is flexibility in our days so this schedule is not strict by any means. It just gives me a guideline of how our day(s) will go.

This is for Monday through Friday.

6am: Wake up, Quiet time, Get ready for the day

8am: Wake up Girls, Breakfast

8:30am: Get girls dressed for the day

9:30am: Appointments and/or Errands  (We have speech therapy twice a week and I have bible study once a week)

11:30am: Lunch, Free time

1pm: School time

2pm: Snack time and free play for the girls, Chores, blogging, work for me. If I need to run other errands like go to the grocery store, We do it then.

4:30pm: JMac home from work, Start Dinner

5:30pm: Dinner

6:15pm: Free time (Sometimes we'll watch a show while the girls play or we'll play a board game with the girls)

7:30pm: Girls' bath time/getting ready for bed.

8pm: Story time or a show for the Girls.

8:30pm: Bed time for the Girls, relax time for Mommy & Daddy

11pm: Bed time for Mommy & Daddy.

With the exception of our standing appointments, our schedule is pretty flexible. The good thing about homeschooling is that we can do it on the go or in the evenings so if something comes up, we just adjust. Having this laid out though, helps me stay on task and keeps me from losing my sanity. Do you have a schedule for your days or do you fly by the seat of your pants (like I used to do)? :)

January 26, 2015

The Return of Couponing 101

Happy Monday!

How many of you made a New Year's resolution to save money this year? I bet most of you nodded in agreement, huh?

If you want to learn how to save money with couponing, the not so extreme kind of couponing, then you've come to the right place!

When I revamped my blog, I accidentally left out the Couponing tab in my menu (so I'm bringing it back! You can find the link by clicking on the Couponing 101 picture below or over to the right in my sidebar under 'Popular Posts'


In the days/weeks to come, I'll be tweaking some of the posts. If you have any questions that aren't covered in the posts already published, please comment here or shoot me an email and I'll be sure to cover them in future posts!

January 25, 2015

Weekly Meal Planning 2015 + Week 4

I've been debating for a while now to do Whole30. The thought of it is soooo intimidating for me because I love my sugary beverages and I have texture issues with a lot of fruits and veggies.

However, changing our way of eating has been on my mind A LOT lately so I think it's time to do something about it. I'd like to start this new eating plan the first of next month. That gives me another week to plan.

With that said, here's (hopefully) our last meal plan before taking the plunge to healthier eating.