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90 Must-Have eBooks for Your Homeschool Year

August 20, 2013

As a public school teacher, my summers were spent sitting in professional development learning new teaching strategies to add to my teaching toolbelt. Now that I’m a homeschool mom, I have to educate myself. While I’d love to go to homeschool conferences all the time, it isn’t always feasible. Going to conferences means investing time […]

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Focus on Fine Motor Skills~Pinching

October 19, 2012

Pinching items and picking them up requires children to use their pincer grasp. It’s one of the first fine motor skills your child really develops as a baby, mainly to pick up Cheerios, and then they continue to use it through the “vacuum cleaner” stage when they pick up every tiny thing on the floor […]

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How to Take a Shower When Home Alone With a Baby

February 1, 2012

Most of us who stay home with the kids would hate to admit how often we are still in our pajamas in the afternoon…ahem. While I think “pajama days” are definitely one of the perks of being a stay at home mom, I’ve come to realize that I get more done on the days I […]

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Boutique Baby Series: No-Sew Pacifier Clip Tutorial {Guest Post}

October 25, 2011

Note from Sara: My friend Jenny from The Southern Institute is here today to share a tutorial with you while I snuggle up with my newest little guy. Let’s give her a warm welcome to the Happy Brown House! Hello, everyone! It’s so good to be here today as a guest… my first time at […]

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Boutique Baby Series: Ribbon Tag Blanket Tutorial

September 21, 2011

You can buy Ribbon Tag Blankets in the store, but I figure, why buy one when I can make it with things I already have in my craft stash? Seriously, I already had all of the materials. So for me, this project was FREE~my favorite kind of project! Materials: 12×12″ square of Minky fabric (can […]

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Tutorial: How to Applique Without an Embroidery Machine

July 19, 2011

Ok, so I know that I have an embroidery machine to make most of my cute appliques for my Etsy Shop. However, I know not everyone has a fancy embroidery machine to do all the hard work. Fear not, my friends, you too can add a cute applique to clothing, pillows, or anything else you […]

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Frugal Fun Snacks & Learning, too!

July 14, 2011

Just wanted to let you know I have a guest post up on Pennies and Blessings showing a frugal fun snack for the summer…Grapesicles! In addition to that, we made some Fruit Kabobs and practiced making patterns. Super easy to set up and a fun way to let kids help prepare part of a meal! […]

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