We as humans have this innate desire to blend in and look just like our neighbors (the world). We work hard for money to buy material things, just like those around us.
My name is Natalie and I am a married homeschooling mom of two awesome kids. When I quit my lucrative technical job after my second child was born, I had to learn to remove my insatiable appetite for the "things" of the world and instead be content with my God-given blessings.
During this transition time, I went from being discontent with my possessions, house, and money to enjoying what was right in front of me. My husband, children, and health was all I needed.
Please come on a journey with me as we search for ways to improve all areas of life. I have several roles to play and each one is important. Let's look for better ways to reduce clutter, simplify home school schedules, and be more selfless than selfish in this short lifetime. The clock is ticking, are you ready to make a change? Let's go!
If you would start having a conversation with me, you would soon realize that I am frugal by nature. I love discovering deals and discounts and then dishing them out to you. As a homeschooling mom, my deal addiction has cascaded over into my homeschool purchases. That’s why I want to share with you my[…]
Do you struggle with finding a peaceful moment to yourself as a homeschool mom when you are home with your children 24/7? Is prepping for dinner an afterthought because you’re exhausted? It’s a quick recipe for a disastrous day! So, let’s discover the advantage of the free tech tools we have available today and avoid the[…]
Summer is officially gone as leaves drop like confetti while farms burst with plump, orange pumpkins. This also means school is in full swing and the excitement of new pencils, binders, and folders are slowly fading away. How are the homeschool days going for you? Is the excitement of new material starting to fade away[…]
I am so thankful to receive an advanced copy of this book! It was perfect timing while struggling to come up with content for my new blog/websites. The book starts off with why you need to be genuine with your audience and tell them a truthful story. The author compares entrepreneurs or corporations providing services/products[…]
Are you a newbie or established homeschool mom overwhelmed with the plethora of curriculum choices online and at conventions? Maybe you are not even looking forward to a new school year around the corner as the monumental task of planning an entire year is daunting. Maybe you are frustrated with not enough time[…]
Are you struggling to get your kids to bed on time? Do you lose your temper when one of your children (or all!) are not listening to you the first time you ask them to get ready for bed when its time for bed? I don’t know about you, but in my house when summer[…]
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin is an inspiring true story about a woman born in Boston, who was “unique from the start”. She was unable to speak by age 3 and didn’t enjoy hugs. The story continues to draw you a picture of a withdrawn girl. She doesn’t[…]
It’s true. I am guilty. I have been slacking off this summer and just hanging out my kids for the last 2 months. Sorry, not sorry. Here’s the backstory. I was working “virtually” non-stop as a Virtual Assistant Contractor for 5 months from December to May and rarely got to see my kids[…]
First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to Jacqueline at https://distantandlocal.blogspot.com for nominating me with this award! I am so grateful for the nomination!!! To pass the torch, I have nominated 15 other blogs that I believe have a great appearance/layout and/or interesting content. Here are the rules for my 15 website nominees:[…]