Why Newborn Sleep Training is Unhealthy

newborn sleep training

      I just read this article about how to make your newborn sleep through the night ¬†and to be honest, it made me angry. Why? Because newborns weren't made to sleep through the night! Of course, there is the odd time when a newborn will sleep 5 or 6 hours a night from the start but that is not the norm. Most [More...]

Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Schedule 2014-2015

charlotte mason schedule

If you've been reading my blog over the last several months, you'll know that I've been slowly changing our homeschooling method into a more Charlotte Mason style of learning. I've been reading and researching a lot about the method of teaching and am just about ready for school to start next month. One of the most attractive characteristics of [More...]

Fruit-Full Kids Review and Giveaway

fruit-full kids

I was recently contacted by Fruit-Full Kids and asked if I would be interested in taking a look at their product. I took a quick peak and immediately said YES! Fruit-Full Kids offers collections of kids plates that reflect the Fruits of the Spirit, as well as a "bonus collection" for the Golden Rule, the Greatest Commandment, and being a [More...]

Modified Airplane Fold for Flat Diapers (with a Receiving Blanket)

modified airplane fold flat diaper with receiving blanket

After a long break from using cloth diapers because I just couldn't keep up with laundry, I decided to start back up with them. I wanted to change the type of diapers I was using, though. I had previously been using Kawaii One-size pocket diapers, and while I never had any real issues with them, I was ready for a change. I had several friends tell [More...]

30 Day Flower Photo Challenge

flower photo challenge

  I know, I tried a photo challenge last year and I never finished it. Horrible! But, I'm trying again! I've been taking a lot of nature walks with the kids lately and I'm realizing just how little I know about local plants. I'm so ignorant of what is in nature that I'm actually a little bit embarrassed about it. So, my challenge [More...]

Plain Faith: Book Review

Plain Faith

Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss and Leaving the Amish By Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, with Tricia Goyer Published by Zondervan Publisher's summary: This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young [More...]

Garden Update (Finally!)

vegetable garden

I've been meaning to do garden updates pretty much ever since I planted the garden in the spring. I'm finally getting around to it! Last year our garden didn't do very well. All of our tomatoes got blight. Our strawberries all got mold. Several other vegetables didn't thrive (I can't even remember what all we had now.) We definitely lost money [More...]