Reasons to Homeschool This Year

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You Should Homeschool Your Children This Year. Homeschooling is Reasonable. 

That means that there are good reasons for you to homeschool this year. 
It is a reasonable decision people make on behalf of their children considering their other school options.
I  know you can homeschool successfully and do a great job with your child academically. How do I know this?
I’m an ordinary mom.
With a lot of determination.
I did it. We did it.
My husband was supportive and I taught.
With 4 strong-willed kids, a limited budget, and a lot of determination. 
My children then conquered college and careers.
They are successful.
The best part?
They love and serve the Lord as adults.
They are the amazing people they are because of homeschooling.

Homeschooling Successfully-

I did it so I know you can, too.

Here are good reasons to homeschool.

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Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to Keep You Warm and Keep Away the Munchies


Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to Keep You Warm and Keep Away the Munchies

Don’t get discouraged by the list of ingredients!  All these tastes mix together just right.  I estimate that you can get the vegetables chopped and ready in about 15 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small head broccoli diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bunch Kale stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 4 c vegetable broth
  • 4 c chicken stock If vegetarian, add 4 additional cups of vegetable broth instead of the chicken stock
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup plus one can water
  • 1 pkt onion soup mix
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste
  • water to make 4 quarts soup


  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of 6 quart heavy stock pot over medium high heat.  Add the chopped onions and sauté until onions start to brown and get tender, about 5 minutes.  At minute number 4, add the garlic and sauté.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and add all the additional ingredients: broccoli, celery, carrots, kale, cream of mushroom soup, vegetable broth, chicken stock, onion soup mix, pepper and add salt to taste.

  3. Bring soup to a boil, reduce to simmer and let it continue simmering for about an hour.  The whole house will smell good and the soup tastes delicious.

Recipe Notes

Instead of reaching for those cute and delicious bite-sized candy bars  that you’ve been hiding in your cupboard, make a big pot of this soup and enjoy a cup or two!  It will be much more satisfying and help you keep from snacking on those high calorie candies.

Bonus: Join me in my Free Facebook Group: Homeschool Christian Mom for time-saving tips!

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Homeschool Meal Planning Starter Kit: Time-Saving, Easy-to-Use and Practical

Comedic. Text on confetti background. This is me: It's Friday. Let's go out to eat. 2nd picture. Picture of food. This is also me. I'm not paying $$$$ for this. I can make it at home. 3rd picture: Mom asleep next to coffee cup. Also me: Too tired to cook.

Meal-Planning: This system is NOT overwhelming!

If you saw our previous article, Help Me! Meal Planning Basics and panicked, relax! We put a lot of information in that article about meal planning to get you thinking long-term rather than the day-to-day survival mode. Long-term thinking will help you as are meal planning in a healthier way, prevent impulse buying, and save you time and money.

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