A Minimalist’s Curriculum Picks for 5th Grade (2021-2022)

Instead of listing out all of the homeschool picks for all four of my kiddos, I thought it might be a tad easier to post individually. If you are not familiar with my homeschool style, I like to keep things rather simple on myself and focus on the 3R's (reading, writing, arithmetic). All other subjects... Continue Reading →

The Most Practical Handwriting Curriculum Ever

Over a year ago, I developed three very simple printables that completely changed our homeschool. I have tried so many popular handwriting products only to be disappointed; experiencing the same issue with them all-not enough room for repetition. My kids simply needed more practice per each symbol. And yes, of course I tried just using... Continue Reading →

Emergency Fund: Your New Insurance

As we go forward with our financial journey with Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps, I have realized a trend. Baby Step 2, getting out of debt, is widely discussed but the other steps are severely lacking in content. There is little on the web about the other steps compared to numero dos. However, in order to... Continue Reading →

Changes to Nerdy Mommy

Hi everyone! I am so sorry I have been missing for awhile. This year has been full of surprises for sure! I just wanted to post a quick update. As you can see by the new header, Nerdy Mommy (nerdymommyof4.com) is now Life's Hand-Me-Downs (lifeshandmedowns.com). I wanted to redirect and refocus on what this blog... Continue Reading →

Free Meal Planning Printables!

I have been diligently learning how to make printables. Worksheets for my kids, cute lists, schedules and more. So here are a few meal planning and inventory printables that I have created. I don't know about you but I need something cute to jot my meals on.¬†One of the best ways to stick to your... Continue Reading →

Meal Planning Made Easy

I honestly don't like meal planning. It saves me a ton of money. It is what prevents me from going crazy around dinner so I do it but I don't like it. It kind of stresses me out, looking through the ads, flipping through my cookbooks, finding the time to actually sit down to think... Continue Reading →

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