Essential Oil Bug Repellent (It really works!)

young living essential oil bug repellent

It's that time of year ago...mosquito season! Our back yard has cedar hedges along 2 sides so we are definitely not lacking in any mosquitoes. I hate putting the strong, chemical bug spray on the kids, especially the younger ones who still tend to get stuff in their mouths, but seeing them covered in itchy bug bites seems even worse. I started [More...]


Before the Mountains were Brought Forth

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Before the mountains were brought forth,     or ever you had formed the earth and the world,     from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2 ESV From everlasting to everlasting, our God IS.     Supplies used:Faber and Castell Gel Sticks| ESV Journaling Bible (Other journaling Bible options include KJV and [More...]

Bible Journaling with Children

Bible journaling with children

My son has been watching me do Bible journaling over the last little while and this week, he asked if he could do some in his Bible! Um, yes! He's struggled with learning to read. We finally found a method to learn to read that works for him and it seems to suddenly have clicked, so I'm thrilled that he wants to read in his Bible more.  Even if [More...]

A Charlotte Mason Reading Lesson

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My eldest is not a reader. He's more of a numbers kind of guy. We tried a bunch of traditional methods for learning to read and it just wasn't working for him. Part of this might be on me, for trying too early. Part of it was just the style of teaching clashing with his learning style. Learning to read was too much work. It was dry and difficult [More...]

The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook Review

Berenstain Bears Country Cookbook Applesauce

Book Description It’s The Berenstain Bears' Country Cookbook! Bear lovers everywhere are sure to find favorite recipes for fun food in this new kid-friendly, cookbook—ranging from Bear favorites that use honey and berries to delicious main meals and breakfasts, and even Berenstain favorites like Jan Berenstain’s famous Green [More...]

Sweet Pea Diaper Bamboo AIO Mini-Review

sweet pea bamboo AIO

I've been a fan of Sweet Pea Diaper covers from the first time I put one on my bubs, but I hadn't tried any kind of AIO before. Most AIOs (all in ones) I've seen were so thick that I had read that they take forever to dry. Not these one! Sweet Pea Bamboo AIOs have a snap in soaker and a flip out soaker so that all of the bulk of the diaper can [More...]

Why We Don’t Give Our Children An Allowance (and how they earn money)

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  Giving children an allowance seems to be a pretty common practice. Sometimes it's done "just because" and other times it's attached to chores. Other times it's done just to give children an opportunity to learn how to manage money. Our children don't get an allowance, for several reasons. The main one being, giving an allowance [More...]