This year I went on the hunt for non-candy Valentine’s ideas for kids to make instead of buying the usual candy. Valentine’s Day has become so commercialized and inundated with candy, plastic toys, and other unnecessary items. The candy just adds to the never-ending flow of processed sugar (that I try to keep our family … Read more Non-Candy Valentine’s Gift Ideas for Kids
The one place our family really needs to focus more is on ways to reduce waste in the kitchen. According to the EPA, Americans generated about 254 million tons of trash in 2013. On average, a single person generates about 4.40 pounds per year, recycling only 1.51 pounds of that amount. That is not nearly enough to … Read more 10 Ways To Reduce Waste in Your Kitchen
How do they know?? I’ve been a mom five times over in the past 8 years and it still boggles my mind. How do children know when you are exhausted and devoid of all patience? How do they know to all start crying, whining, and throwing tantrums at the EXACT same time? How do they … Read more Musings of Motherhood: How Do They Know?
Since we decided to bring our children home for their education, we are having to explain (more often than not) why we homeschoolour children. It’s the most common question homeschooling families get asked. Strangely enough, the reverse question is never asked – why did you decide to have your child go to public school? I … Read more Why We Homeschool Our Children
My son takes after me. If he’s not doing school, building blocks, or tormenting his younger siblings – he’s reading. Obsessively! Almost anything I put in front of him, he will read. This was me as a child. I would sneak read whenever possible – under my schoolwork, under the covers with a flashlight in … Read more For the Love of Reading…From a Young Age