Just Give Me Sunny Weather…

Ohio weather can be crazy! It will be snowing one day and then sunny and 60 the next day. The weather can really affect a person's mood, so it's tough when the weather is constantly changing as drastically as ours. This past week has been awesome though! I definitely can not complain about 60 degree weather in February! It really does just make you want to go out and plant some flowers, put your jogging shoes on and .... Get ice cream! The fresh air is so great for our mind, body and soul. Seriously, just opening the windows and feeling that slightest bit of warm breeze blowing in has been great! Yesterday we ate our ice cream by the lake. My boys love to explore, so it was fun for them to be able to get out and stretch their legs. I love that the lake is super close to our new home, so we don't have far to drive! What has the weather been like where you live? More to come on Raising My 5 Sons... … [Read more...]

AmaziPro8 Giveaway #2017Products

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I admit it----I love to shop! I especially love to shop online! Anyone else feel the same way? Have you ever stumbled upon an Amazon store and thought that you wanted all their products? The products available from AmaziPro8 are all useful, and they would make my life easier. I love shopping at Amazon because I can get these products shipped in 2 days for FREE with Prime Shipping. Here are just a few of their products that I would love to have but make sure you check out their store because they have many products to pick from! Personal Items: Unisex Sports Gloves Best Men and Women Sports Gloves - Ideal For Exercise Cycling Rowing Weightlifting gloves Cross Fit Training running biking motorcycles. Frozen Elsa and Anna Accessory Set with Hair pins set includes 3 Coloring Downloadable Books & 2 Origami Downloadable Books AmaziPro8 Unisex Cold Weather Mask + BONUS Stylus Pen + Phone Antidust Plug, Ski Mask … [Read more...]

Let Them Be Little

How many times have you found yourself getting upset because your children were making a mess? Oh, I'm right there with you! I'm not even going to try to pretend that I'm the perfect parent or that little things don't bother me---especially messes, those are really hard to overlook. However, I will say that I've recently had a lot of time to sit and think about things. I guess I have sort of been pondering the things in my life. Thinking about what is important and what really needs my time and attention. In all of this pondering and deep thought I've always come up with one thing...my kids, they are always deserving of my time and my attention. No matter how old they are, they are always deserving of "ME". And this is why I have decided to step back a little from some of the other things that have been boggling my life down a bit. Hey, you may actually see me blogging a little more now. (I hope so, anyway! I truly love to write and really hope to get this site back to one that you … [Read more...]

WIN an Apple Watch +Possible $50 Bonus

I absolutely love to shop online! I feel like it saves me time, but also money. I mean, no more impulse purchases and no more looking for a parking spot---or going out in the cold! Did you realize you can save even more money when you shop online? Not only is it easier to shop online – you can save more money and get paid to shop! Yes – shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. If you have never been paid to shop online, you are going to love this! It’s just 1 extra step and you shop. Beesavy keeps track of your purchases and gives you cash back on your purchases. Here are a few examples: Walmart – 2% Best Buy – 1.5% Uber – up to $50 Hotels.com – 2% 101 inks – 14% Ancestry.com – up to $8.75 There are over 2,000 of the top online brands where you can earn cash back! All your purchase will add up and Beesavy will send you money! Use this “free” money to pamper … [Read more...]

Sunny Sunday-Courageous Movie Review

Today was a beautiful day. I still can't believe it was like 60 degrees in OHIO on a January day! It just blows my mind! However, I'm quite certain that in a couple of days we will be experiencing freezing temps with rain or something crazy, because that's how Ohio is. Drastic weather changes are totally normal for us. On Sundays we visit my sister and her family. We always do a bible study together and we enjoy a nice meal. The kids play and the adults enjoy the company of one another. Today we decided to watch a movie that my sister had recorded on her DVR. The movie was great and it really made me think, so I thought I would talk about it a bit. I want to start by saying that it's hard to find good family friendly videos now days. That is one of the reasons that I always feel compelled to write a review or share when I do find a good family friendly or inspiring video. The movie we watched today was called Courageous. About the movie: Four men, one calling: To serve and … [Read more...]

Win $50 to The Paisley Hanger -Jeeper’s Giveaway Hop

It's a new year and we want to start it off with a bang!  I’m excited to welcome you to this year’s Jeeper's It's January Giveaway Hop! It is hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island and will run from January 17th at 12:00 pm ET thru Januaray 31st at 11:59 pm ET! The prize that we will be giving away is a $50 store credit to  The Paisley Hanger Boutique!  It's a new year, and we think this is a great way to add something new to your closet! You won't be disappointed with the selection of cuteness at The Paisley Hanger Boutique! Now through the duration of our Giveaway The Paisley Hanger Boutique is giving our readers 15% off +FREE Shipping! Enter code: NEW15 at checkout. Enter Below... … [Read more...]

Beesavy iPad Pro Giveaway ($599 Value!)

I'm a busy Momma and I don't have time to run to the store everytime i need something. As a matter of fact, I enjoy shopping online because I can save money and I'm less likely to impulse shop, like I would if I were in the store. How much of your Christmas shopping did you do online? I did almost all of my shopping online and I was still shopping just a few days before Christmas. I didn't have to drive to a crowded store, find a parking spot, nor wait in line to check out. I did my shopping on my couch while the kids were in bed. Not only was it easier - I saved more money and got paid to shop! Yes - shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. Yes, there will still be a need to go to an actual store and I do love to walk around a mall to try things on and enjoy the scenery, but online shopping is a much better choice. If you have never been paid to shop online, you are going to love … [Read more...]

Our Homeschool Journey & Where We Are Now

This is our third year homeschooling. Our 3 oldest children all attended public school until we moved to a new town. At that time we decided to enroll our children into a private school. It was costly, but I was able to offset a very small fraction of the cost by volunteering my time at the school. After a few years we found that the private school was no longer where we needed to be. I was feeling lead to homeschool more now than I had ever felt in the past. Our first year homeschooling was exciting and fun! We decided to enroll our oldest 2 boys into an online program through a Christian school that I had found after countless hours of research. Our younger children started off with one set of curriculum that the Christian school had put together for us and switched to another set halfway through the year. It's hard when you've never homeschooled and you don't exactly know what will work best for your child. I mean, all of these years I had been sending my children off to school for … [Read more...]