5 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Parenting Easier

5 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Parenting Easier


Whether you send your kids to public school or home educate, you are ultimately responsible for raising your children. And parenting is hard work. As hard as that responsibility is, homeschooling makes parenting easier.

Homeschooling has been such a positive experience for our family, I can’t help but shout its praises! And one thing I learned (or was reminded of) while at our local homeschool conference is how little academics matter in the grand scope of life. You know what truly matters? Raising our kids to be godly men & women.

Choosing to homeschool may seem like you are making your life as a parent harder, but I beg to differ. In my experience, and from what I have heard many veteran homeschool parents confirm, homeschooling actually makes parenting easier in so many ways. Read more

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2016 + I’m giving away Lilla Rose Flexi Clips!

Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle 2016

I just wanted to let you know about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle and how you can get a FREE Lilla Rose Flexi Clip!

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle has 83 eBooks & eCourses to make healthy living easier for you & your family. The best part? They are deeply discounted for a limited time!

What is regularly a whopping $2,669.53 is now on sale for just $29.97! How crazy is that?

To make this deal even sweeter, I have decided to give one (1) Lilla Rose Flexi Clip to each person who purchases the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle through my affiliate link! Because, why not feel elegant while getting healthy, right?

My absolute favorite item in the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle is the set of courses from Fit2B! I use and love their at-home workouts that are meant for busy moms!

I love the focus on a healthy gut, too. I am a firm believer in gut health making a huge difference in overall health and the resources in this bundle are amazing.

Plus, the bonuses are always awesome — physical products that are worth over $250! My favorite bonuses are from Grove Collaborative and MadeOn Skin Care Products!

How To Get Your FREE Flexi Clip

Click this link to purchase the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle and then email me a copy of your receipt at clarissarwest@msn.com to receive 1 free Lilla Rose Flexi Clip within 4 weeks. Note: must be in USA and you MUST forward me the copy of your receipt via email to receive your free flexi clip!

Size & style of the flexi clip will vary – it will be x-small or small size while supplies last, with a possibility of a mini or medium size – but will be 100% beautiful, elegant, & durable as all of our Lilla Rose products are! See below for a sample.  

(direct link to purchase the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle: https://us154.isrefer.com/go/bundle/a2992/)

Have questions? Send me an email!

Happy shopping and healthy living,
ClarissaLilla Rose Flexi Clips

The Fight For Freedom: True Stories of America’s War for Independence (review)

The Fight For Freedom: True Stories of America's War for Independence (review & giveaway) for 4-6th grades


I am always looking for engaging and fun ways to teach subjects in our homeschool. Especially for history, I find that reading about it in story form is more exciting than just reading the facts & dates from a textbook. Well, what if there were a “textbook” that read like a story? The Fight For Freedom elementary student textbook by Rick & Marilyn Boyer is exactly that! The book’s tagline is “True Stories of America’s War for Independence”. You can’t beat stories that are also true!

The accompanying Teacher Guide makes using the textbook in your homeschool super easy. Just open & go!

(Enter to win your own set of The Fight For Freedom Student Textbook & Teacher Guide at the bottom of this post!) Read more

Nature Study Science Resources For Elementary Grades

Nature Study Science Resources For Elementary Grades


This year we are using a few different nature study science resources to focus on animals, the seasons, weather, and all of “nature” with all 7 of my kids (ages 2-11). In addition to nature science, my oldest will be reading two other general science textbooks that correlate with our history studies. Since he loves reading science textbooks, I am always adding them to our library to accommodate his learning style. But, otherwise, we will be taking a nature study approach to science.

I am really looking forward to doing science this year, which is sort of a first for me. I am not really a “science person”. However, I am excited that I have found a way to make science work for my STEM-less personality, haha! (STEM = science, technology, engineering, math). These are mostly geared toward my younger kids in preschool and lower elementary grades. Read more