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...]

An Awesome Knitting Project Announcement

pregnancy announcement

Something is being knit in our family, and it's not me who is doing the knitting! We're excited to announce that we are expecting a new member to the family, around the end of June or early July.   [More...]

My Reaction Was Worse

my reaction was worse

Our week got off to a rocky start. On Monday morning my older two children (ages 5.5 and 6.5) were playing nicely upstairs. My daughter came down briefly to get her knitting bag and I thought they must be knitting up there. I know..silly assumptions. About 15 minutes later they came downstairs, and I saw this. "You cut your [More...]

Easy Magnetic Bookmark Craft

magnetic bookmark

My kids are starting to learn to read so I decided that they needed some bookmarks! I was browsing Pinterest, trying to find some good printable ones, but options for really fun ones are a bit limited when you don't have a colour printer. I finally decided that the kids could make their own, instead. They really enjoyed designing their own [More...]