Our Favourite Read-Alouds of 2017

Our Favourite Read-Alouds of 2017

One of my very most favourite things to do with my kiddos is reading aloud. I love kidlit and look forward to my special read-aloud time with my big girls all day (it's also bedtime, so that might also be part of it!) Snuggles, stories, giggles, and oodles of great...

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The Best Non-Book Gifts for the Bibliophile on Your List

The Best Non-Book Gifts for the Bibliophile on Your List

Do you have a serious book-lover on your gift list this season? Do you wonder what on earth to get them? Have no fear, I've got a whole list of gift ideas that are sure to please your beloved bibliophiles! Gift Ideas for Book Lovers   While there is probably...

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100 Things to do Outside with Your Kids This Summer

100 Things to do Outside with Your Kids This Summer

Summer is a great time of year for both spending time with your family AND spending time outside. But what to do? Here's a list of 100 things you can do outside with your kids this summer, most of which are free or very inexpensive. Summer plans don't have to be...

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Why We Love The Jesus Storybook Bible

Why We Love The Jesus Storybook Bible

It's no secret that I love The Jesus Storybook Bible. It's been a part of our family since my oldest was tiny, and her sisters are also growing up on these gentle, beautifully told Bible stories.  It was originally published the year my oldest was born, and I'm so...

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24+ Advent Activity Cards {FREE Printable}

24+ Advent Activity Cards {FREE Printable}

A favourite Christmas tradition in our family is our Advent Calendar. I bought it on a whim years ago at the grocery store of all places, and it is our most beloved Christmas decoration! Its just a simple wooden tree made of 24 little doored boxes, but for our family...

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The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury {REVIEW}

We spend a lot of time in our minivan traveling to and from church, homeschool activities, library visits, and grocery trips. While I'm not necessarily a fan of being stuck in the van with the kids when we could be doing other things, I do like to think we redeem that...

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Does Sharing a Bedroom Help Siblings Get Along?

Does Sharing a Bedroom Help Siblings Get Along?

Like every other parent, I want my kids to get along. I mean, who wants to listen to kids argue, tease, and fight all day? It's tiresome, annoying, and just plain unpleasant to listen to that! But I want my kids to get along with each other not just for my own peace...

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Freezer Cooking For Busy Homeschoolers {MyFreezEasy Review}

Freezer Cooking For Busy Homeschoolers {MyFreezEasy Review}

You're on your way home from a busy day after running around taking your kids to music lessons, co-ops, athletics, or maybe a field trip. You haven't got a clue what to serve your crew for dinner. Do you swing by your favourite take out joint? Order a pizza? Make...

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Being Intentional About Family Culture

Being Intentional About Family Culture

Several years ago, when I was a new mom, I remember a colleague of mine chastising me for  not to putting up a Christmas tree on that particular year. "Alison," she said, "traditions are important. This is your daughter's childhood". Maybe she was a bit crazy (my...

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