It's summer – yay! Of course we need to explore with our kids. Read to them. Play with them. Have s'mores with them. And do all the things that make life magical in the warmer months. But then let's also teach some self-reliance so we aren't relying on screens all afternoon and the kids aren't … Continue reading Teaching Self-Reliance this Summer
7 tips for to enjoy a sweet, simple summer with your kids.
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
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?
I love me some book lists. It's cold outside right now, the leaves have almost completely departed our two large maple trees in the front yard and all I can think about is people who won't have a home to go to for Thanksgiving dinner. And so I'm sitting next to our crackling, wood fireplace feeling … Continue reading 10 Children’s Books on Kindness
Enough is enough already. Meetings. Money. Appointments. Activities. Go go go. Have you ever sat back and wondered how your schedule spiraled out of control? Have you ever wondered how you agreed to do so many things for so many other people? Or how you signed up for so many things? I'd like to encourage … Continue reading Heed + be Still
I had a mom tell me the other day that I have it all figured out. I had to laugh because she couldn't be further from the truth. As moms, especially homeschooling moms, no matter if you're new or seasoned, we're all still trying to get it right. The only thing I can say is … Continue reading No More To-Do Lists
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
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