Read Your Way Around the World!

Read Your Way Around the World!

Jamie Martin knows a thing or two about raising a global family -- with members from four different nationalities (and continents!), she likens hers to a mini United Nations. She's also a book loving, homeschool mom and blogger, so who better to write a book about...

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The Three Most Important Moments of Your Child’s Day

The Three Most Important Moments of Your Child’s Day

Connecting With Our Children One of our children's most basic needs is a stable connection to us, their parents. Critical to their emotional health is this feeling of connectedness to us,  enabling them to feel loved, understood and wanted. Much has been said in...

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Spring Cleaning Calendar {Printable}

Spring Cleaning Calendar {Printable}

The snow has melted, the birds are singing, and I'm in the mood for cleaning! Yes, that's right - I'm anxious to air the house of stale, winter air, and to clean out a season's worth of dirt and dust. I'm in the mood to organize, declutter, and clean. But Spring...

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The Importance of Reading Aloud

The Importance of Reading Aloud

As a parent, I have many pleasant memories of reading aloud to my children, whether they are of cuddling up with one of my toddlers and a favourite board book, or reading through a great children's classic for the first time with an older elementary child. And...

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Why I DON’T Put My Kids to Bed at 7:00 pm!

Why I DON’T Put My Kids to Bed at 7:00 pm!

Today I'm excited to be guest posting over at Hip Homeschooling! I'm sharing a bit about our family's evening routines and bedtime -- I'd be pleased if you would stop by and say hi!  Here is a short preview of my post: You may have been hearing a lot lately from all...

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A Day in The Life of This Learning Mama

A Day in The Life of This Learning Mama

If you are looking for the summary of a perfectly ordered homeschool day, this is not going to be the one. I was thinking maybe I should just scratch this one out, and try again tomorrow but I decided not to -- because this is life, mine anyway, for better or for...

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Pretty Scripture Valentine Cards {FREE PRINTABLE}

Are you looking for some cards to use this Valentine's Day? These cards feature verses from scripture along with a soft, simple, pretty design! Click here, or on the photo below to download your own! Enjoy! If you are looking for more printables, I've got them all...

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The Best Gingerbread Recipe – I Promise!

The Best Gingerbread Recipe – I Promise!

Christmas will be here in a few short days! If you haven't done any baking yet and want to have some fun decorating cookies with your kiddos, it's not too late! Two weeks ago I shared with your how making gingerbread is a serious family tradition around here -- it is...

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How We Homeschool: Homeschooling With a Toddler Underfoot

How We Homeschool: Homeschooling With a Toddler Underfoot

Please be advised that this post does not offer a solution to the seeming impossibility of getting through a day of homeschooling older children with a toddler underfoot without frustration, tears, or an disastrously messy house. I've read all those posts, and...

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Our Family Christmas Traditions

Our Family Christmas Traditions

We are a very low key family around here. We don't do elaborate or themed birthday celebrations nor do we spend a lot of time and money preparing for events and special occasions. Christmas is pretty simple at our house too -- we have a few family Christmas...

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