I have a ton of goals for our home school this year (probably too much). I’m sure Jon Acuff would shake his head at my list and tell me to cut it in half. Read More
Growing up, there where two big chests that sat under the basements stairs. (Old ones that were made from some kind of metal and weighed about as half as much as an elephant.) When the last Thanksgiving festivity was over, Christmas was ushered in as those two chests were laboriously carried up the stairs to the living room. Read More
Whether you are trying keep your house less cluttered with neglected toys, or just wanting to switch up the types of gifts you typically give your kids, here is a list of non-toy gift and stocking stuffer ideas to put in your back pocket for the upcoming month of Christmas shopping. Read More
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Note: This Preschool Learning folder has been updated! I’ve updated the fonts and graphics, optimized the cut-out pieces, added detailed instructions and tips, and also included new content including rhyme, plant life-cycle, and beginning word sounds.
Growing up in a large family, we didn’t do a ton of fancy vacations. In fact, I can’t remember one. My parents idea of a vacation was driving hundreds of miles from Washington to Alaska to look at scenery while camping in the barren wilderness along the way. (Yay. 😉 ) Read More
Kids get the summer months to get their hands dirty, enjoy popsicles, and engage in some good, hard play. Why not take advantage of the sun and let them learn a few life skills as well? Read More
This will be our first fourth of July back home since we moved last summer. I’ve loved getting reacquainted with the place I grew up, and being close enough to family to share in traditions and holidays. Read More
When you are a mom, sometimes the craziest things get you excited. It could be a heart floating on the top of your latte, a new healthy popsicle recipe, or a cool alternative to Play-Doh. This is where I’m at. Read More
We do not have air conditioning in our house. For ninety-percent of the year it is quite managable…for that other ten percent we eat popsicles and sit in front of a heavy-duty fan. 😉 Read More
My kids are getting to the age that I’m trying to get them to engage in more independent activities (even if it is only for a few minutes).
My goal is not to entertain them but to prompt them to creativity and independence.