It Can Be Done

The man who misses all the fun Is he who says, "It can't be done." In solemn pride he stands aloof And greets each venture with reproof. Had he the power he'd efface The history of the human race; We'd have no radio or motor cars, No streets lit by electric stars; No telegraph nor … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids Lessons Through Stories (Lying)

We take honesty very seriously around here. I would like to say that lying doesn’t happen, but we do live in the real world. This story teaches honesty through exaggeration. So often I tell my kids that eventually, their lie, no matter what it is, will come to light in some way at some point. I … [Read more...]


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An Easter Tradition

How does your family celebrate Easter?  Do you have traditions that you follow every year? One tradition that we keep every year is doing our Resurrection Eggs together during family devotions in the evening. What do we love about them? There is something for every age.  There are 12 eggs that … [Read more...]

How to Keep Kids Busy While on the Go

Need to keep kids entertained while on the go?  We have an activity back always packed and at the ready filled with various things that we rotate out a bit to keep them interested in discovering what is inside. Stocking this bag is one of the things we do on the weekend to get prepared for the … [Read more...]

Being an Intentional Mom

The current count is four kids down, three still standing.  Interestingly, it is all of my girls and then the baby who are down.  My oldest son likes to say that it is "the girl sickness."  It hasn't been fun, although it rarely is, but high fevers, body aches, exhaustion, and headaches that all … [Read more...]

Consider Yourself Warned!

Kids helping is necessary in making family life tick for the most part, at least it is around here anyway.  If you spend any time here you will certainly find that as a theme throughout the majority of what you read. Helping develops skill, creates a sense of responsibility and a sense of … [Read more...]

Resources We Love – Character

I think many parents are interested in reaching the hearts of their children and in shaping their character, homeschooling or not.  This is a vital part of our school day.  There are numerous books and resources out there, I will just share a few of our favorites.  Character training really does … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday!

We have a birthday in our family today.  Birthdays are special days, and the way we spend them has changed through the years as the family has grown and needs have changed.  However, birthdays are always special days. When we had just three little kids who were all fairly close in age, we usually … [Read more...]

Indoor Energy Burning Activities for Little Ones

When going outside or heading to the nearest mall play area just aren’t an option, it can be so hard to stay inside with kids who have waaaay to much energy.  The following activities that burn off some energy have been a life saver for me at times. Dance Party ~ this entertained my oldest kids … [Read more...]