Amazing Health Benefits of Compression Socks–*Guest Post*

I have a confession: even though I learned about compression socks in school, my first thought was how ugly they are. Thankfully, there has been *some* progress made in the last decade; there’s been even more these last few weeks. Compression socks & your health Good health is something that we all want. One simple […]

How Can You Encourage Your Kids?

How Can You Encourage Your Kids?

Encourage: a verb meaning to give support, confidence, or hope (to someone) Some synonyms for encourage are hearten, cheer, uplift, inspire, motivate, stimulate, invigorate, embolden, and fortify. I could go on, but I think you get the point. To give someone encouragement means you support them and are in their corner. You want them to succeed! I […]

Our Summer Bucket List

Our Summer Bucket List

Last year, my teenager made a summer bucket list with her best friend. I thought it was cute, but didn’t pay too much attention to it. This year, I have been hearing all kinds of things about summer bucket lists. I thought it would be fun to make one with my kids, so we all […]

Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum

Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for Preschool, Kinder, and First Grade

Welcome back to the third post in my homeschooling series. This time I will be letting you know our favorite homeschool curriculum. If you missed my last 2 posts, they were about the Benefits of Homeschooling and the Challenges of Homeschooling. So far I have been homeschooling for 3 years. We started when my son […]

Dealing with the Challenges of Homeschooling

Homeschooling Isn’t Always Easy-Here’s How We Deal With the Challenges

In my last homeschooling post, I talked about the 5 ways that homeschooling has benefited our family. While I absolutely believe that homeschooling has enriched our lives so much in these 3 short years, I also will be the first to admit that it isn’t always easy. I have found that anything in life worth […]

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties, AKA “Fish Cookies”–Gluten Free

My oldest daughter was recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy, so since then she has gone gluten-free. I have tried to switch over many of our family meals to gluten-free as well, because, let’s face it, I don’t have time to be cooking 2 different dinners every night! As it turned out, I already made […]

Homeschool is Life- 5 Ways Homeschooling has Benefited our Family

Homeschool is Life: 5 Ways Homeschooling has Benefited our Family

Our family just finished our third year of homeschooling. My oldest son will be going into 2nd grade in the fall, and I have homeschooled him through pre-school, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. This last year I also homeschooled my middle daughter for Transitional Kindergarten. Our homeschool journey began with my son in pre-school, because at […]

June Printable Bible Verses

June Printable Bible Verses

The year is half over already! How have you been doing on memorizing your Bible verses? I have to admit that I still have a few from months past that I am working on, but I am not going to let that stop me from starting on these. Now that school is pretty much over, […]

On Top of the World

Hiking As A Family-Our First Trip

My husband is very active. Because of this, we are a pretty outdoorsy family. We like to camp and take day trips to lakes, rivers, and streams. Recently, he has gotten into hiking. A couple months ago, he took my 6-year-old son with him and they went hiking a very popular trail in our area–Blue […]

Why Children Need Animals

Why Children Need Animals

I just have to start off this post by saying that I am not an animal person. I don’t like to touch them, I don’t like to smell them, and I don’t like to take care of them. But my children, on the other hand, adore animals. They have been asking for a dog, or snake, or […]