This post was sponsored by Total Testing College is expensive and time-consuming. But in today’s world, it’s pretty difficult to get a decent job without a degree. But as an adult, it can be pretty challenging to fit even a part-time program into your grown-up life. And the expense! College is the best investment you’ll ever make. At least, that’s what they tell me. But at this point, I’m over $100,000 in debt and honestly, I’m not seeing a great return on that investment just yet. So when my husband said that he wanted to go back to school, I

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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Casserole with Cauliflower Rice

Before I gave birth to my first child, I knew that I wanted to teach my children how to develop good habits.   Growing up, I had never done anything with consistency and as an adult, I spent years learning to develop habits that I should have had as a child. Of course, helping kids develop good habits requires a lot of consistency for a mom, which means that in order to teach good habits, I also had to build good habits.Fortunately, with the help of some SMART GOALS and our family command center, I’ve finally been able to get

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How to develop good habits in kids

Have you ever wondered why some kids learn to read quickly and easily and other kids struggle?Researchers have spent years trying to determine the “why” behind struggling readers. The assumption, when it comes to reading, is that there must be one “system” or “method” that will help students build this skill.So…then why do so many research studies on methods for teaching reading produce basically no valuable data? The truth is that reading isn’t just about knowing how to sound out words or being able to memorize a billion words from the dictionary. (Yes.. that’s a honest-to-God teaching method.) It’s actually

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My secret recipe for turning struggling readers into awesome readers quickly!

Dealing with an emotionally immature husband is hard. And unfortunately, it seems that most (but not all) men come into a relationship with a sort of childish streak. All marriages go through a stage of disillusionment. Our expectations for marriage and our husband’s character just don’t meet up with reality. Even if you deeply love your husband, we might grow frustrated with their lack of maturity. If this sounds anything like you, then it’s likely that you’re beginning to question your own judgement when it comes to choosing a mate. In most cases, we are more than willing to put

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This post was sponsored by Storytyke. Before I became a mom, I always imagined a picture-perfect bedtime routine. I’d rock my children sweetly while I read a story, they’d fall asleep in my arms and then I’d tiptoe out of the room as they drift off to dreamland.But let’s be honest, parenting IRL is nothing like the movies. And if you have more than one child, then you know that rocking your children to sleep might not be on your to-do list anymore. When one kid suddenly turned into three (yep twins), bedtime stories also got put on the bottom

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This taco soup is a satisfying and filling low-carb comfort food that you'd eat even if it weren't healthy!  This particular meal is a great fit for the lean and green meal on your 5 and 1 program.Fortunately, most of the meals on the program are of the "done-for-you" variety, but the nightly Lean and Green meal requires a bit of forethought.  But it also gives you the opportunity to satisfy your cravings for a specific flavor. Already on the program?If you're already on the program, I highly suggest that you develop a few "go-to" lean and greens and then stock

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CROCKPOT TACO SOUP

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by College Prep Science. You can read my full disclosure policy here. An online science curriculum that’s self-paced and Christ-centered? Yes, please! Whether you are homeschooling full time or simply supplementing your child’s public school education, you have most likely realized that one of the most difficult curriculums to locate is a science curriculum that’s fully Christ-Centered.  My 7-year-old son is a science buff (well, at least he thinks he is)  and he’s often telling me all about how the world came into existence and about the life of dinosaurs and their extinction, etc.  During

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How to teach Christ-Centered Science at Home

Looking for a DIY Welcome sign like no other?  I love decorating for every holiday.  So, when I decided to make my own porch sign, I wanted to make it customizable to the seasons.   Follow these steps and you’ll have a one of a kind sign…over and over again! I found an old piece of wood laying in the garage and decided to give it a purpose.  Handy tip: You could go to any lumber or hardware store such as Lowes or Home Depot,  pick out a piece of lumber, give an associate the measurements you want and they will

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DIY Seasonal Welcome Sign

If you don’t like chicken noodle soup instant boxed mixes but you want the convenience of a quick and mess free recipe, keep reading… this one’s a keeper. We all know that homemade chicken noodle soup is far better than any pre-made dry mix. But this chicken soup recipe is a quick and simple way tomake your noodle soup taste like you’ve been cooking it in a stockpot all day. Before the Instapot craze, I used to think to a crockpot slow cooker was the only way to make really flavorful chicken noodle soup. But chopping up raw boneless skinless

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Instapot Chicken Noodle Soup