Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Looking for the best Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum for your family? Check out this detailed review of our favorite resources and homeschooling ideas for Kindergarten, including pros and cons, costs, time commitment, planning tricks and ways to stay organized.

Why We’re Starting Kindergarten at Age 4

Why We’re Starting Kindergarten at Age 4

Whether you chose to wait until age 6 to start Kindergarten or decide to start school a little early like we are, it’s all about making the right decision for your child and your family! These are the 4 reasons we chose to start homeschool kindergarten at age 4 and why we’re loving it!

My Dish Disaster

My Dish Disaster

The day my social media followers thanked me for posting a picture of my sink full of dirty dishes. My mom was probably horrified. My husband said it was kind of like airing my dirty laundry, but I’m so glad I did it. Here’s why.

What I’m Into April 2015

What I’m Into April 2015

I usually don’t like to write a blog post about something until I’ve solidly used a given strategy to accomplish something (like budgeting to get out of debt) or applied the principles for a long period of time to see how and if they really work in many...
My One Word 2015

My One Word 2015

In “long standing” blogging tradition, I’m choosing one word to represent my 2015. Unlike resolutions or even goals which are easily broken, this is one word that I will keep coming back to as the mission or theme for the whole year. My word for 2015 popped into my head back in October, and it hasn’t let me go since.

Announcing the Real Mom Resource Guide

Announcing the Real Mom Resource Guide

Over my 3+ years of writing about simple living on GrowingSlower, I have shared a lot of tips and strategies. I have finally gathered the very best ones all in one convenient place to share with you. These are my favorite resources that make my crazy busy life as a real mom so much easier! They are the resources I find myself recommending to friends and readers over and over again to help them meet their biggest challenges.

Gift Ideas for a Natural Minimalist Toybox

Gift Ideas for a Natural Minimalist Toybox

Over time, I have developed a funny rule when it comes to my kids’ toys. It might look a bit different than what we’ve grown used to in many other households. Though, it isn’t until an outside observer notices these eccentricities that I realize, ya, we’re weeeird! So, ya. I only give my kids two relatively small baskets of toys.

A Simple Stay at Home Mom Morning Routine that Will Transform Your Days

A Simple Stay at Home Mom Morning Routine that Will Transform Your Days

I never thought I’d be one of those ‘morning routine’ people, but this simple morning routine has completely transformed my days as a stay at home mom. Try it and find that elusive balance at last! Before you know it, your house will be in order, you will have time to enjoy your kids, and you’ll still be able to get work done. Really!

7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

7 Day Green Smoothie Challenge

How many servings of veggies do you get each day? As a mom of two little ones that tend to go through phases of pickiness, it is really important for me to be creative with exciting recipes, hidden veggies, and different textures to make sure they get their veggies. A...

Easy Independent Toddler Activities

Keep your busy toddler occupied, without TV, with these independent toddler activities. Here’s a little day in my life when my baby girl was about 4 months old, and my toddler was not quite 2 1/2. It all started out with me leaving the room to change...

What I Wish I Knew

This was a letter I wrote when my high need baby turned one as much needed high needs baby encouragement for other moms of high need little ones. High Needs Baby Encouragement and Support Dear exhausted mama of that amazing little one who needs so much, I can no more...
11 Ways to Help Toddlers Sleep Through the Night

11 Ways to Help Toddlers Sleep Through the Night

At long last, our toddler started sleeping through the night on a consistent basis. We tried absolutely everything to help him of the course of our long journey in pursuit of sleep. If you’re struggling with total exhaustion, desperate to help your toddler sleep, here are all the details of how we finally got there!

How to Prepare for Natural Hospital Birth – A Real Mom Shares Tips and Stories

How to Prepare for Natural Hospital Birth – A Real Mom Shares Tips and Stories

If you’re in the process of exploring your birth options or if you’ve already decided that natural hospital birth is for you, I hope the following interview with Bethany, a real mom of 2 babies born naturally in the hospital, will encourage you and answer some of your questions. She’s sharing her best tips for how to prepare for a natural hospital birth, what she loved about natural hospital birth, and how the experience has changed her life.

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