Not Back to School Pictures 2014-2015

school photo

It's that time of year again! I started this tradition of school photos after seeing it on Pinterest a few years ago. You can see the school photos from the years past here. Whether your kids are going to school or doing school at home, I hope you have a great school year!       [More...]

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...]

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...]

The Mom Who Took Away All of the Toys

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  Once upon a time, there was a family with 4 young children. Over time, those children slowly stopped being thankful for what they had and started wanting more all of the time. The mom and dad didn't quite catch on quickly enough, or maybe they just were in denial. But one day, when those sweet young children were whining and complaining [More...]

An Impromptu Science Lesson

homeschool science

One of the nice things about homeschooling is that my kids are around to experience and learn from unexpected situations around home that they might have missed if they were in school. A few days ago I just happened to look out the window and I saw a little turtle walking right down the middle of our street. I ran out, calling to the kids "hey, [More...]

Starting a Nature Journal with Young Children

charlotte mason nature journals

I've been reading a lot about the Charlotte Mason homeschooling approach and I plan on slowly implementing several aspects of it. I just love how un-pressured, natural, and yet complete it is! We started out with the Delightful Reading kit to help Tobi with his reading. Simply sounding out words was not working for him so a friend suggested I [More...]

And Then My Child Called a Code Blue

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You may remember that last summer my son Josiah went to a pediatrician to see if he should be referred to be assessed for autism at the local children's hospital. I never heard from the hospital so on Monday I called them to find out that they had never received a referral so we had to go back to the pediatrician. Today we all went to the [More...]