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

charlotte mason reading

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...]

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...]

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...]