Homeschool Planning Tips for Busy Moms

Being prepared can make or break a homeschool year. Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Whether you think it’s fun or you dread it, homeschool planning is a necessary part of homeschooling. I’m hopeful that these Homeschool Planning Tips for Busy Moms will help you prepare for your […]

10 Ways to Include Art in Your Homeschool Day

Studying art in homeschool tends to be one of those things that you want to do, but it often gets pushed to the side when your homeschool day is filled with reading, writing, and arithmetic. Trust me, I know. However, I’ve found that there are some easy ways to include art in your homeschool day […]

Soda and Candy Balloon Science Experiment

Did you know you can blow up a balloon with soda and candy? You totally can! Much like our other balloon science experiments, this Soda and Candy Balloon Science Experiment uses common household materials to make a balloon inflate. It’s a pretty easy science experiment for kids if I do say so myself. We’ve been working […]

Nativity Star Ornament Craft for Kids

This Nativity Star Ornament Craft for Kids is a special ornament that my children made and I love hanging it on our Christmas tree. This Nativity ornament made with popsicle sticks is super cute. It’s a great addition to our list of Christmas ornaments for kids to make. It’s super easy, so grab your kids […]

Great Living Books for Teaching History

Interesting living books for teaching history are a great way to expose kids to historical time periods, events, and people. Living books draw readers into the story and teach without kids even knowing they are learning. That’s what’s so great about living books–they weave important facts into a story seamlessly. This effortless learning is why […]

Teddy Bear Trail Mix

This Teddy Bear Trail Mix is a special sweet snack mix that has been a family tradition for quite some time. This treat is simple to make and is addictive once you start eating it. I have found my husband picking out his favorite parts of this homemade trail mix recipe on more than one […]

DIY Wooden Block Pretend Play Town

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlayWithPlaymobil #CollectiveBias A quick and easy DIY Wooden Block Pretend Play Town is the perfect homemade gift to accompany the new PLAYMOBIL Take Along Fire Station and encourage imaginative play in kids. Little ones will love saving the town […]

5 Ways to Supplement a Homeschool Reading Curriculum

Teaching your child to read can be a daunting task to some. There are many different ways to teach reading and even more reading curriculum choices.  And don’t even get me started on what to do if your child struggles with reading. Some days it’s enough to make your head spin! I get it. I […]

Big News!

I’m so excited to let you in on a little secret I’ve been working on behind the scenes! I was approached by a publishing company to write a book about hands-on busy bags that kids will love. I’ve accepted their offer and am frantically writing and photographing busy bags in between normal family life, including […]

Vacation 2016

Disclosure: I received some discounts in exchange for this post about our recent trip to Orlando. All opinions are mine. We just got back from our vacation, and boy, did we pack it full of family fun! While we usually go to the same places every year, this year we decided to branch out a […]