10 Terrific Picture Books for Teaching Children About World War I

These excellent books make it easy to introduce even young children to the difficult topic of World War I. I learned a lot from reading them too!

Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 1: Plantation Work

Addy’s story is part of one of the saddest chapters in American history. She grew up as a slave in North Carolina before and during the Civil War. While the atrocities and hardships of slavery are unimaginable to most of us, we can get a little insight into what life was like for African AmericanContinue reading “Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 1: Plantation Work”

How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Lesson 2: Letters Make Words

In part 1 of this series, we talked about how to teach your child the consonant and short vowel sounds. Once your child starts to catch on and can tell you the sounds some of letters make, you can start to help her mentally connect the letters to words. I like to use a simpleContinue reading “How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Lesson 2: Letters Make Words”

Craft with Kids: Make a Fourth of July Wreath!

I really need a creative outlet once in a while, and it’s great when I can involve my kids in a project because I get to have quality time with them, I can teach them some crafting skills, and I get to use up a little of my creative energy all at once. This FourthContinue reading “Craft with Kids: Make a Fourth of July Wreath!”

Budget-Friendly Hair and Skincare that is Healthier for Your Family and the Earth!

Do you want to use “cleaner” and “greener” products on your family’s skin and hair? Let me share some low-cost options that are super clean and super budget-friendly!

How Much Time Does it Take to Homeschool?

Homeschooling is a big time commitment, so it makes sense that many people who are considering homeschool wonder how much time it takes. The answer is that it varies tremendously based on many factors. The beauty of homeschool is that it is individual, and so every homeschool looks different. How many children are you homeschooling?Continue reading “How Much Time Does it Take to Homeschool?”

Adorable Crafts for Books! Old Macdonald Had a Farm (with FREE pattern!)

Learn how to make these cute finger puppets that go along with Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Includes FREE pattern!

What Are the Requirements for Homeschooling?

The laws governing homeschool vary state by state. Some states regulate homeschooling quite a bit and require record keeping and standardized testing. Other states are completely hands-off and require nothing at all. Before you start homeschooling, make sure you know what your state requires. If you are just starting out on your homeschool journey, thereContinue reading “What Are the Requirements for Homeschooling?”

How to Homeschool with Toddlers (or Get Something Else Done – Like Laundry, or Dishes, or Going to the Bathroom Alone)

Toddlers. Opinionated. Willful. Energetic. Emotional. And so demanding. I love toddlers. They are so much fun. But they can really make life challenging at times, including homeschool life. I’m not going to lie, it can be remarkably frustrating to be trying to diagram a sentence with an older child when your toddler decides to writeContinue reading “How to Homeschool with Toddlers (or Get Something Else Done – Like Laundry, or Dishes, or Going to the Bathroom Alone)”