Advent is upon us. I've tried several different homemade Advent calendars and reading plans but haven't found one that works for us. I'm willing to try again but this year, I want to keep it sweet and simple. What is Advent? Advent is simply a countdown to the celebration of Christ's birthday at … [Read more...] about Quick & Simple Advent Calendars
Traditionally-schooled kids look forward to summer break, Christmas break, and the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday all year long - but what about homeschoolers? Should a homeschooling family take time off from learning just because it's a holiday? The answer depends on your family, your kids, and the … [Read more...] about Homeschooling and Vacations: Do You Take Holidays Off?
It's that time of year! Christmas trees, gifts under the tree, Santa Claus, gingerbread houses and Christmas carols are just around the corner. It's the "most wonderful time of the year."Or, if you're like me, you've waited and waited and now you are thinking about all of those gifts that you … [Read more...] about Easy Scarf Patterns to Sew for Quick Christmas Gifts
I am the worst at starting a fire. There. I admitted it. My husband constantly scoffs at my attempts to start a fire without his assistance and it drives me crazy! I hate buying those fire starter logs because, come on, I'm trying to save money and warm our house with the fireplace, not spend … [Read more...] about Make Your Own Fire Starters
Over the years, I've grown to love looking out my window at the birds during the winter. They're always busy but project this calmness about themselves, as if they know its all going to be alright and that God will provide. After all, "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them … [Read more...] about Bird Feeders–the Perfect Fall Project for Kids and Parents