I used to stay organized, but I find it much harder since the kids have come along! I still feel like keeping things in order, but it feels like these days it takes a new season to get back in order. Although we are still covered in snow here in Chicagoland and spring feels far away, […]
I get it: parenting can be overwhelming. When you get a chance to read, you want to make sure it’s worth it. The Mama’s Best Parenting Books blog hop brings you parenting book recommendations from your blogging friends, who are all moms too! One of the most important things I can teach my children to prepare […]
I am guilty of not always enjoying science in my homeschool. But I readily acknowledge that children’s attitudes to subjects are formed through their parents’ attitudes to it. If education rather than entertainment is made a priority, then the activities you plan together as a family will be based around that. Parents can help give […]
My first-grade-aged daughter has a one track mind these days. There is only one superhero she is good enough to emulate: the Princess in Black! This monster-fighting princess is definitely one of our must read favorite characters. Using my basic sewing skills and online tutorials, I created a perfect ninja princess costume for her! Our […]
I realize that my children are young, but I decided we needed to learn about his grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the armed forces today. Understanding the service given by veterans helps us understand the freedom we truly enjoy came at a cost.
It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September 11, 2001. Doing so, however, should be a concept learned little by little, line upon line, as they grow. Here are some sensitive ways to teach about […]
You may not realize it but your kids are learning from your daily life. We have not been doing a lot of formal learning during our busy and fun summer months, but I’ve been amazed to recognize some of the unexpected ways my fifth grader has been learning from our daily life this summer. I […]
We will be celebrating with a friends and family lunch and I have decided to be patriotic in honor of the upcoming holiday! What could be better than a fruit salad? This is so easy, I almost feel silly posting it. But I want to share it because it is so delicious to have such a […]