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

no allowance

  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...]


Bible Journaling : Easter Entry Process Post

easter bible journaling art

Easter is coming, and He is risen, indeed! I just finished a quick Easter entry in my journaling Bible and I thought I would share the steps I took to create it. No artistic skills needed! First, I took my Martha Stewart inks and used the ink pads to dab them around directly on to  my page. I couldn't get a picture that was really true to [More...]

Gender Reveal!

March1

It's a..... Boy! Everything looks good, baby is measuring properly for dates, and we need to start thinking of boy names, and keeping our eyes out for more boy clothes. Most of our kid-clothing has been bought or gifted used, so most things are worn out after going through 1 or 2 children before our 3 boys. [More...]

Free Butterfly Garden Kit Offer

ASL butterfly

I just found a great offer! If you upload a picture of your children doing the ASL sign for "butterfly", the National Wildlife Federation will send you a free butterfly garden kit! Go here to get yours! This is while supplies last, so don't wait! [More...]

Review: Home School, Why Bother? (And a God’s Not Dead Giveaway)

home school: why bother?

Home school: Why Bother? Is Home School an Advantage or Disadvantage? By: Leslie Dahl   Book Summary The blood, sweat and tears involved in home schooling begs the question: why bother? It is much easier to send our children to public school—let the system deal with the stress. Is all the time, effort and sacrifice really worth it? [More...]

Book Review: Anna’s Crossing

Anna's crossing

Anna's Crossing, By Suzanne Woods Fisher   Book Description On a hot day in 1737 in Rotterdam, Anna König reluctantly sets foot on the Charming Nancy, a merchant ship that will carry her and her fellow Amish believers across the Atlantic to start a new life. As the only one in her community who can speak English, she feels compelled [More...]

Bible Journaling

ESV journaling Bible review

I recently discovered Bible journaling. Loads of pictures and tutorials of people using art to express what the Scripture means to them. Moreover, I found out about journaling Bibles! I had wanted to use more colour in my Bible, personalize my studies more with markers and such, but the pages were too thin and the margins too small. I had some [More...]