Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

Kids love playdough from their toddler days right up on through the elementary years. Heck! I'm a grown woman and I can still dig sitting down and making awesomely awesome creations with it! There is something relaxing and just plain fun about a squishy ball of dough!  Make it … [Read more...]

Throwing Kids Birthday Parties on a Dime

Is it just me or is there an unwritten rule in the parenting handbook that says you must throw your child a birthday party bigger than their friends? Maybe it's the 11th commandment and I just missed learning that in Sunday school? "Thou shalt out do thy neighbors parties." Okay … [Read more...]

When Kid Friendships Go Bad

Like it or not, as parents sometimes we have to do things that we don't like in order to do what's best for our kids. One of those things can be stopping them from staying in an unhealthy friendship. It isn't something that any parent likes to do, but depending on the situation, … [Read more...]

10 Pirate Books For Your Deck Swabbin Land Lubber!

Do I need to tell you how much I adore pirate movies and books? It's like I'm six again and playing pirate with my fake eye patch and yes, I am that big of a kid at heart. I'd be willing to bet some of you are the same exact way or have kids that are. If you're looking for a few … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids the Importance of Saving

Have you ever noticed something? As our kids grow, so do the dollar amounts on the stuff they want. They start with small things like board books and before you know it? They're asking for iPods, tablets and more. Needless to say, a parent could easily go broke if they bought … [Read more...]

35 Books on Space Little Astronauts Love!

Have I ever told you guys before just how much I love books? If you could see the bookshelves and crates we have here at our house? I might just be embarrassed by the sheer number of them. Okay, no I wouldn't. What I would do is tell you about my love of books, hand you my … [Read more...]

5 Things Your Kids Want to Know About Money (From the Mouth of a 10 Year Old)

As parents it can be hard sometimes to figure out exactly what to teach out kids. It's pretty easy when they're little but as they grow? It isn't quite as easy. My Emma and I have always had a good relationship and because of that, when I get stumped on what she wants to learn, I … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Essentials You Won’t Find On A List

It's almost August and you know what that means! Back to school shopping! While most public school students receive a list and almost all homeschool students have theirs planned out as well, there is almost always something that gets left off of those lists. No, I don't mean … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not Super Mom (and Why I’m Okay With That)

I was on the phone the other day with a good friend and mid-conversation I was struck by the thought compared to me? "This chick is Super Mom!" Full on loving the laundry, finds joy in the dishes, never misses a dinner, perfect hair and makeup, PTA president Super Mom. It was … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Pshew! Have you ever tried to put together your own homeschool curriculum? I do every year and let me tell you...it can be scary! You want to make sure that your child has the best education possible so you scour the curriculum websites and groups, make your purchases, start the … [Read more...]