Audio Books for Kids (The Secret to Happy Car Life)

Audio Books for Kids (The Secret to Happy Car Life)

From their earliest years, I knew that the bedrock of my kids' early education would be read-aloud stories. My mother's tireless commitment to reading aloud to her children shaped my own childhood in so many ways, and I wanted to give my own little ones the same experience of the world through great literature and [...]

Twaddle (Part 1)

Twaddle (Part 1)

If you are a teacher, home educator, or just an avid reader, you're probably very familiar with the term "Twaddle." When I became a Mom, I had absolutely no idea what "Twaddle" meant. It was while reading Tsh Oxenreider's book Notes from a Blue Bike that I was introduced to this term that Charlotte Mason coined about a century [...]

Our Annual “Dream Date”: Strategic Planning with Your Spouse

Our Annual “Dream Date”: Strategic Planning with Your Spouse

(Alternate title: Mud runs, new jobs, more date nights, and a week in Provence.) Every year during that more chill week between Christmas and New Years, my husband and I go out on our most important (and often most fun!) date night of the year. We call it our "dream date" or our "strategic planning [...]

Free (or Really Cheap) Ways I Boost My Family’s Immune Systems

Free (or Really Cheap) Ways I Boost My Family’s Immune Systems

First I have to share a Halloween picture because Grace was Belle and had three brave protectors and...I just do. Hope your family had a wonderful Halloween and All Saints and All Souls this week! Apart from the dress up and feasting fun, October was a doozy at our house. It's been years since my [...]