Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson: A Book Review


Earlier this year, Bookworm and I read The Master Puppeteer by Katherine Paterson, and we both really liked it. This post contains affiliate links which help support Mom's Plans. So, I decided to read more of her books, and the first one I chose … [Continue reading]

Family Christian Review and $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway


I'm always looking for new sources to find quality books and entertainment for my family, so when the opportunity came up to review Family Christian bookstore and offer a giveaway, I happily said, "yes". I received a $25 gift certificate, so I … [Continue reading]

4 Ways to Manage Your Home When You Homeschool

4 Ways to Manage Your Home

Keeping up a home with children is always a challenge, but it's even more challenging when you homeschool and the kids are home all.day.long. However, as the kids have gotten older, we've found some good routines and schedules to keep our home in … [Continue reading]

The One Organizational Technique that Revolutionized Our Homeschool

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I'm organized. . . some what.  I'm definitely not one of those people who plans out our homeschool year to a tee.  You know, you've probably seen those homeschool posts on Pinterest.  Mom sits down and plans when the school year will end, and then … [Continue reading]

Two Important Curriculum Lessons That Will Save You Money

Homeschool Curriculum Lessons to Save Money

We are in our 4th year of homeschooling now, and during that time, I’ve learned a lot.  However, there are two important lesson that I’ve had to learn several times when it comes to buying curriculum (which is this former teacher’s Achilles’ … [Continue reading]

By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleishman: A Book Review


You know, I'd never go into the library and pick a book off the shelf for the middle school set, but I do like to read the books that Bookworm reads independently for school so I can make sure he's read and comprehended the story and that he can … [Continue reading]

Allergy-Free Treat Ideas to Bring to Classroom Parties

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Now that it's back to school season, parents who have children with allergies have to once again worry about protecting their kids from sometimes life-threatening allergies.  However, if we all take a bit of time to learn more about allergies, we can … [Continue reading]

My Weekly Goals for August 3, 2016, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

I'm convinced that my leaky gut resulted from 4 rounds of antibiotics in the 6 weeks after Cuddle Bug was born.  A few years ago, I made good progress on taking care of it, and my food intolerances decreased. Then we moved to Arizona and I quit … [Continue reading]

My 12 Goals for 2016: July Update

My main goals for 2016 are to work on finances and myself. This is about the time of the year when I can start to see which of these goals will be accomplished, which I need to pick up speed on, and which ones just won't happen.  (I hate when that … [Continue reading]

The Chosen by Chaim Potok: A Book Review

The Chosen Book Review

Although I am an avid reader of Holocaust stories, that terrible time in history is really all I know about Jewish history (besides what's in the Bible). This post contains affiliate links which help support Mom's Plans. So, when I pre-read The … [Continue reading]