Although the weather is still quite warm out – there is a certain something in the air that just tells you it’s almost time for back-to-school. Making the transition back to school from the carefree days of summer can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Not everyone who homeschools takes a summer break, […]
As a mom, I can’t begin to imagine seeing my children separated from one another. They may fight and drive each other crazy now, but when they grow up, they will appreciate having one another to rely on. Siblings need one another and my heart breaks thinking about the children in the foster care system […]
Determined to have a nice patio set and not spend hundreds of dollars? This frugal porch furniture makeover in just 5 easy steps will show you how we took someone else’s junk and made it into our treasure for less than $50.
In any type of an emergency, preparation is the key to remaining calm and keeping one’s wits about them. In order to keep children in that same frame of mind during an emergency, it is essential to prepare them, as well. One of the easiest things to prepare for is a short term power outage. […]
It’s that time of year again. Whether you are homeschooling your little ones or sending them off to public schools. Getting ready for the new school year can be a frantic, hectic time. There’s planning, activities, supplies, and sometimes just pure chaos! To overcome the chaos, check out the homeschool planner. It is a great way […]
So, I have 3 boys. I don’t know if we are going to have more, but I’m not going to try for a girl.
Emergencies bring stress. There really is no way around that. But there are things one can do to reduce that stress and maintain morale.
Vancouver Island novelist Matthew Hooton writes a stunning, reflective novel about a few days of summer in a small community. Deloume Road (ISBN: 978-0-307-39813-0) is the story of Deloume Road, where a small community of families lives just outside of Mill Bay, Vancouver Island. The story is told through multiple narrators, each with a unique […]
If you want to save money and really know what is going into your body, then you need to make your own mixes. Many of the pre-packaged ones contain fillers or excess sodium. None of us need those! For years, I have used a few books with recipes to make my mixes. One of them is out […]
Happy New Year! Even though I’m a few days late, the year is still really new, right? I hope it’s going well for you so far- and you’re keeping your resolutions so far. *wink* One of the most common resolutions people make is “to get more organized.” But what does that exactly mean? It’s a […]
Making gingerbread houses is a tradition in our family. It’s something my husband usually does with the kids while I’m putting together the final Christmas details. This year, my daughter wanted to make gingerbread houses after school with a friend. I was inspired by these graham cracker gingerbread houses from Fountain Avenue Kitchen. Construction projects […]
Autumn is a season of many changes as the world begins to rest. With help from parents and caregivers, preschoolers will be able to learn many thing and develop new skills during the changing autumn months. This is a complete preschool unit study based on the Fall season and holidays for math, science, art, music, language […]