Thursday, July 31, 2014

Homeschool Central...

My methods aren't for everyone, but I find that when I'm homeschooling my girls, being organized keep me ahead of the game. I spend less time shuffling through the stack of paper on my desk, looking for workbooks, or printouts, if I have a central location for my homeschool supplies. Below are two ideas for keeping things together.

I started off with this option...

Mini Homeschool Central.

What you need:
A large bin
Homeschool supplies
File Folders

Initially, I kept everything in a bin. I used 1 binder per child to keep printouts, reading pages etc.... I kept file folders to keep any tests, or

Get silky smooth feet at home...

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What you need:
7 cups hot water (As warm as you can handle)
2 cups milk
1/4 cup Honey

In a tub, big enough for your feet, mix all ingredients. Soak your feet for 10+ minutes. Rinse with warm water when done soaking. Do this once a week for best results.

(Tip: If your feet are very dry and flaky, use a loofah on your feet while soaking. When you're done scrubbing with the loofah, allow your feet to soak an additional 10+ minutes)

Super quick Blueberry layer cake...Great when you have to make a dessert quickly

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What you need:
1 20 ounce pound cake
1 can blueberry pie filling
1 tub of frozen whipped topping, thawed

Slice pound cake lengthwise to make 3 layers. Spread pie filling between layers and spread whipped topping over tops and sides of cake. You can add another can of filling or fresh fruit to the top if you wish...BUT not at all necessary

Explaining to your child/children and getting them on board with homeschooling...

I don't speak for everyone, but I do know what has worked wonders for me.

Five years ago, when my girls were 3 and 4, I took my 4 year old in for an early entrance test for kindergarten. I paid the fee, and she tested way above average. We were convinced that she would be started kindergarten at the fantastic school up the street from our home. We went out and started shopping for school supplies, got excited for

Super Easy Guacamole

I love guacamole! Here's the little recipe I use when I'm in a hurry.

What you need:
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4 large avocados
2 tablespoons "Medium" salsa
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 small tomato, diced (I remove the seeds)

Peel and remove pit from the avocados. mash in a bowl with a fork. Leave it a little chunky. Add salsa, garlic powder and salt and pepper. Stir until combined.  fold it tomatoes. Chill for 20-30 minutes, and serve.