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  • Easy DIY Polar Express “Believe” Jingle Bell Ornament

    Like many families, mine has a list of movies and books we read each year during the Christmas season. On both lists is the same title, “The Polar Express.” Although the movie has some creepy animation and takes a lot of liberties with the story, it’s certainly a crowd pleaser. The gist of the story […]

  • How to have difficult conversations with your kids

    I’m pretty sure someone stole my rose colored glasses and broke them into a million pieces. Watching the news, hearing the horrors of heinous acts globally and locally, learning of atrocities in my own quiet little town make me want to hole up, hold my babies close and never leave my house again. But that’s […]

  • Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

    Welcome to this week’s linky party! I’ve already started gathering ideas for a fun family meal on March 17 – and these St. Patrick’s Day recipes are colorful, delicious and will cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and beverages! Mint Chocolate Bark Irish Cream Mint Mocha Leprechaun Cookies Mint Extract Crock Pot Corned Beef Guinness Beef […]

  • Clutter-free Gift Ideas for Kids

    I don’t know about you, but a little piece of me dies when gift giving holidays roll around and I think about adding more clutter to our playroom. We work very hard at practicing the policy of getting rid of toys when new ones come in, but when grandparents, aunts, uncles, Santa and others add to […]

  • A Classroom at our Kitchen Table: Learning 24/7

    As moms, we find out quickly that learning never stops. Whether you’re trying to teach or not, kids are soaking up everything around them. As a homeschooling mom, I’ve found that there are some simple additions to our living space that help keep our kids learning around the clock, even when it’s not our structured […]

  • How I Got Over My Fear Of Pinterest

    Too much information is overwhelming. It’s hard to sort through and figure out what’s actually useful and what’s just fluff. When Pinterest came on the scene, it seemed like such an awesome thing! A collection of ideas all shared in one place. Half the work had been done by other people. They went out and […]