January's nearing to an end and well-intentioned resolutions may or may not have already started fading away (or were never made at all – in my case – oops!). But I think we can all agree there's something still lurking in the back of our minds, nagging us as we continue to move forward in life, reaching … Continue reading 8 Minimalist Family Must-Haves
Follow my blog with Bloglovin When you have an elementary-aged child as well as a toddler, it's sometimes hard to find books both not only will sit through but love to listen to over and over. And during the holiday season, we not only want to focus on the joyous traditions and what it means … Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas Books for Kids
We've worked hard the past couple years to minimize our belongings and consumption as well as any obligations or activities outside of the home that don't fit into our family's mission to slow down and enjoy life and our passions as individuals. But what do we do when Christmas comes? Do we give our kids gifts? … Continue reading What do Minimalists Give their Kids for Christmas?
Everyone in our neighborhood starts school next week. It feels like summer just started so I'm still not sure how I feel about school buses swinging by our home again so soon. In my last post about getting rid of to-do lists, I wanted to share my process in how I got rid of to-do lists. … Continue reading Planning This Year’s Homeschool
I love books because books are amazing. And I believe I've passed this love on to our kids at an early age (hooray!). There was a point in our homeschooling journey where I started separating the good books from the great, inspiring, educational and life-changing books BUT never forgetting to have a little fun, of course - … Continue reading 100+ Great Books for Kindergarten Boys
Since we homeschool year round we believe our kids are constantly learning – there's no beginning and there's no end to one's curiosity and pursuit to the depth of knowledge – so I'd be lying if I said we "break" for summer. Rather, we shift things around. Summer, for us, has turned into "let's dig deeper and … Continue reading What our Unschooling Summer Looks Like
Here's a collective list that's been piling up in my brain since we began homeschooling this year. Since we are blessed enough to get to Christian Unschool our kids, I've happily discovered we frequently get the opportunity to: Hug our kids and tell them we love them a million times a day; Let them play make-believe well past breakfast; … Continue reading 20 Homeschooling Family Perks
Some days all you can think about is how fast you plan to go to bed yourself once your kids go down... and that's been me, oh, since our daughter was born almost two years ago. And it's getting old. So old. And so it seems my body has begun to revolt. I get headaches, I … Continue reading We Have The Power
Instagram. Are you on it? Who do you follow? Do you think the app helps or hurts you as a parent? How does scrolling through the often beautiful, inspiring pictures affect you? I mainly follow the homeschool mamas and I feel a mix of emotions when I scroll through. On the days my bum feels stuck to the chair, … Continue reading Instagram Much?
Having two kids under 6 is super stressful. And when you add a home-based business, homeschooling (aka everyone spending max amount of time together in a small space) and how one of these two kids doesn't sleep well, then we have a recipe for what could be a disastrous home atmosphere. But God doesn't allow difficult circumstances to … Continue reading Living on the Bright Side