Weekly Goals, August 18, 2015

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It's been awhile since I've written down my weekly goals, but I would like to achieve most of my yearly goals.  The months are flying by, so it's time to get more disciplined! This week, I'm going to have A LOT of time at home.  Typically my … [Continue reading]

10 Signs You Live in Arizona in the Summer

10 Signs You Live in Arizona in the Summer

Here we are, "enjoying" our second summer in Arizona.  Arizona was absolutely beautiful from November through May, but for someone like me who doesn't like extreme heat, well, June through October leave a lot to be desired! Here are 10 signs that … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for August 16, 2015

Split Pea Soup

Our deep freezer was almost full at the end of July.  In August, we've really tried to minimize our shopping and use up what we have so we can save money for our beef share.  I'm still not sure we'll be able to swing the $600 to $700 for the share, … [Continue reading]

The Budget May Be Tight Because of Homeschooling: Back to Homeschool Blog Hop

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Mark your calendars - August 10th to 14th - it's time for this year's Homeschool Blog Hop.  The Schoolhouse Review Crew will be joining forces with Homeschool Blogging Connection to bring you a week full of back to school encouragement. We have 56 … [Continue reading]

Make Time for Yourself: Back to Homeschool Blog Hop

5 Ways Homeschool Parents Can Find Time for Themselves

Mark your calendars - August 10th to 14th - it's time for this year's Homeschool Blog Hop.  The Schoolhouse Review Crew will be joining forces with Homeschool Blogging Connection to bring you a week full of back to school encouragement. We have 56 … [Continue reading]

Don’t Recreate School at Home: Back to Homeschool Blog Hop

Homeschool 101 Don't Recreate School at Home

Mark your calendars - August 10th to 14th - it's time for this year's Homeschool Blog Hop.  The Schoolhouse Review Crew will be joining forces with Homeschool Blogging Connection to bring you a week full of back to school encouragement. We have 56 … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for August 9, 2015

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Remember my grand plan last week to save $700 for a quarter side of beef.  Yeah, I'm not so sure that's going to happen.  Right now, we're just trying to stay within our $500 a month grocery budget.  :)  Oh well, if we can't get the beef, we'll try … [Continue reading]

Having Adequate Insurance Coverage Now Saves You Money Later

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Saving money is the objective for many households. The only way to live a decent quality of life while living off of a small income is to essentially cut back as much as possible. Eating out less, using cash instead of credit, comparison shopping, … [Continue reading]

Our Homeschool Wrap Up, 2015-2016, Weeks 9 & 10,

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This post contains affiliate links that help support Mom's Plans. Public schools started this past Monday, so starting next week, the girls will be going to speech twice a week again, and then in September, all of our other activities will begin. … [Continue reading]

Gardening in the Desert (Isn’t that an Oxymoron!)

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My husband and I have tried our hand at gardening for several years, so when we were house hunting last year, we wanted a good backyard to garden in. Once we moved in, my husband diligently made three garden beds.  We planted and got excited when … [Continue reading]