Beach Towel with Pocket

Summer has arrived in full force here in South Texas and going to the pool is #1 on the kids' summer bucket list. In order to keep all their swimming necessities in one place, I created a beach towel with a pocket. Each child can store their goggles, … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Encouragement Basket Giveaway

35 homeschool bloggers have joined forces in a HUGE homeschool basket giveaway! Each blogger below is conducting her own giveaway, so make sure to visit each one for a chance to win!!! Win This from Ponder the Path Included in my Basket of … [Continue reading]

Preschool Fun: Stellaluna

Sometimes in the busyness of homeschooling older children, the younger ones miss out on fun projects and learning of their own. In our family, I have to be intentional about making sure I spend time doing hands on learning with the preschoolers. It … [Continue reading]

Preschool Fun: The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

The Big Hungry Bear has been a loooong time favorite at our house. Little Mouse picks a red ripe strawberry. The narrator talks Little Mouse into sharing the strawberry in order to keep it safe from Big Hungry Bear. My favorite aspect of the book … [Continue reading]

Curriculum Choices 2013-2014

This year is going to be a bit different for me. The last couple of years I have had to focus on high school kiddos, getting them graduated and where they need to be. But this year my 16 year old will be taking dual credit classes at the community … [Continue reading]

Learn to Make Hand-Dipped Beeswax Candles

We have had so much fun making our own beeswax candles. Even though they are somewhat short and squatty, it makes our home feel so warm and welcoming every time I light one. And the smell. I just adore the smell. Want to make your own? Join me … [Continue reading]

Be Encouraged Homeschool Mom

Homeschooling is tough. It is an absolute battle. Homeschool Beginnings For many of us, we entered into this homeschool thing with visions of children sitting quietly at their desk working on their schoolwork. We just knew they would sit and … [Continue reading]

Cloth Diapers

Our little guy turned 2 in April and has been showing signs of being ready to potty train for some time.  With a recent move and the busyness of settling into our new home, I have had to put potty training on the back burner.  In the mean time, I … [Continue reading]

Turtles in the Snow Cheesecake Bars

{In our house, my 16 year old son is our dessert connoisseur. That is why I collaborated with him on a new recipe to enter in an online contest. Our favorite recipe was eliminated because it took longer than 30 minutes to prepare. I decided to share … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Mother’s Journal: Our Week

This week has been a particularly busy week for the Lucero family. Our homeschooling was put on hold several weeks ago with our move to Texas, but our learning never gets put on hold. One of the greatest blessings of homeschooling is that we get to … [Continue reading]