Organize your Home and Homeschool with this Loop Scheduling Workshop

Are you allergic to planning and schedules like I am? I have been through a number of planners and calendars over the last decade, promising from one year to the next that I am going to “get my act together,” only to see my neat little plans unravel before my very eyes. It leaves a mom feeling totally discouraged. Can you relate? I tried a new planning method this year called Loop Scheduling and it has rocked my world. This is the schedule for the mom who hates schedules. What is Loop Scheduling? At the beginning of the 2017 homeschool year, I took a webinar from my good friend Tauna over at The Proverbial Homemaker. Tauna is a busy stay-at-home, … Read more

How to Make Snow Cream: A Snow Day, Family Fun Recipe

How to Make Snow Cream: A Snow Day, Family Fun Recipe

Please tell me you have heard of Snow Cream. If you haven’t, you are in for a real treat! This easy to make recipe is a treasured family tradition, and perfect for a snow day at home with the whole family. **This post contains affiliate links to You are not required to purchase through these links, but if you do the small commission received goes to help support our families and this website. Thank you for reading Talking Mom2Mom. You can further read our affiliate disclosure¬†here. These Northern Winters I moved up to the frigid North a little over a decade ago when I married my husband. I could not believe that he had never heard of snow cream. … Read more

The Homemaker's Friend 2018 Planner GIVEAWAY

The Homemaker’s Friend 2018 Planner GIVEAWAY {Ends 12/8/2017}

Mama, are you juggling a lot of balls as a homemaker? How do you get it all done?¬† When you are homeschooling, paying bills, keeping house, and possibly even working from home on top of it all, it is enough to make any woman feel like she is losing her mind. We need to stop being just busy and start being more productive! You need a friend to help carry a bit of the load for you. The Homemaker’s Friend 2018 Planner can be that tool you need to help you get organized and focused in your homemaking. With its very practical and uniquely designed tools, you will find it is indeed a helpful friend during your day! Weekly Planning … Read more

Dirty Rice Recipe {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Budget Friendly!}

Dirty Rice Recipe {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Budget-Friendly!}

My family loves spicy food and since I decided to start cutting out some gluten and dairy to deal with some health issues I am experiencing, I am on the hunt to find some large family pleasing recipes that everyone is going to enjoy. Do you ever find that healthy cooking sometimes costs more money? I hate that. We live in a rural area so all the gluten free flours, special oils, etc. always cost more than my regular grocery bill. Mind you, we eat clean. I just prefer to cook with regular real ingredients instead of all the specialty items that are surprisingly difficult to find in a small town. I am all about feeding my family a healthy … Read more

Banana Nut Bread: a No-Stress, Large Family Recipe

Banana Nut Bread: No Stress, Large Family Recipe

We make banana nut bread at least 2-3 times per month. I always have a few bananas that are on their last leg and if they are not going to go into a smoothie, no one wants to eat them, because, really, who wants to eat a soggy banana? I have followed various recipes over the years. I can tell you a few things about making banana nut bread based on others’ recipes that annoy me. Do you have the same pet peeves as me? I can’t stand using loaf pans. Other recipes either seem to make too much where it overflows my loaf pan, or I can never seem to find the magical time vs. temperature ratio so that … Read more

5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule

5 Ways to Declutter Your Schedule: Stop Being Busy and Start Being Productive!

I joke that my days are fueled on coffee, stress, and the grace of God, but honestly, that isn’t too far from the truth. I find myself rarely feeling content to just be still because my mind is always racing to the next thing on the list. If I am sitting with my husband in the evenings, I am thinking about how messy the house is. If I am homeschooling the kids, I am obsessing over all that needs to be completed at work. When I am working at home, I feel guilty because I would rather be with my kids. I do many things, but I never do any of them well, because I am doing too much. As … Read more