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...]


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...]

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...]

Chicken Pox!

chicken pox

Yep, that's what our week has been this week. Our eldest started with chicken pox on Sunday. He's been pretty miserable and complaining of pain on and off. I vaguely remember having them when I was 7 or so, but I don't remember being in pain. Poor kid! Oatmeal baths have been his friend. He's starting to be on the mend though. I didn't [More...]

8 Life Lessons Learned from a Nature Walk

nature walk

I've been taking the kids on fairly frequent nature walks so that they can become more familiar with, well, nature. The birds and bugs and plants. To become more observant. But I've been learning myself that there are a lot of life lessons to be learned on these walks as well. Lesson 1: Obedience. If mom says to stay off the parking lot, is [More...]

The Mom Who Took Away All of the Toys

took away toys

  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...]