How to Make Christmas Meaningful and Memorable Without Spending Money

Celebrating Christmas should be about more than spending money. Intuitively, we know this to be true. There is a trend, even among those with bountiful funds to spend on holiday merry-making, to disconnect from the blatantly commercial and ,instead, seek soul-felt simplicity. For our family, thrift has always been a necessary way of life, not … Read moreHow to Make Christmas Meaningful and Memorable Without Spending Money

Finding Balance in a Time of Crisis

Two years ago, my world fell apart, as my husband of nearly 30 years was diagnosed with end-stage heart failure. When COVID-19 hit, I was instantly taken back in time, to that moment of disbelief, emotional turmoil, and the recognition that life had been turned upside down and would forever be changed from that moment … Read moreFinding Balance in a Time of Crisis

Inspire Your Kids with These 20 Helpful, FREE Websites

Social distancing and voluntary isolation are not only in vogue, right now they are mandatory. For those of us who homeschool, it’s pretty much life as usual. Our children have their books, supplies, and assignments on hand. However, for parents on whom the burden of continuing their children’s education has suddenly been thrust, this is … Read moreInspire Your Kids with These 20 Helpful, FREE Websites

10 Holiday Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

Earlier this week, I published, “10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love.” Today, I have a companion piece for you! Every Christmas, our family also selects some read aloud favorites for cold, snowy nights, complete with hot cocoa and holiday cookies! Yep! We’re just that old fashioned! Here’s a list of our favorites, in … Read more10 Holiday Read Alouds the Whole Family Will Enjoy

10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love

We have a family Christmas tradition. Each year we gather to watch several movies throughout the holiday season. Although elements of our list have changed and grown as the years have flown by and our children have grown up, there are certain movies that remain (no matter how old we all get.) (Posts on this … Read more10 Holiday Movies the Whole Family Will Love

Winter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

School’s out for a few weeks and your kids are ready for some fun! Today, let’s talk about how to keep them busy and enjoy some family togetherness without breaking the bank. Day #1:  Bake Cookies.   Nothing is better for bonding than cooking together. Decorate your baked creations with colored frosting after they cool. … Read moreWinter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!