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
For the past 20 years or so, I’ve been an outsider, educating my children at home. Now that the corona virus has hit, I am mainstream. The difference is, I chose this path in life – and, in all likelihood, you did not. I can only imagine how frustrating it is to suddenly find yourself … Read more5 Strategies for Successfully Educating Your Kids at Home
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
It seems like the Corona virus has taken our world hostage. One day, our kids are rocking it out every day at school, regularly visiting the library, attending services at our church, and cheering for their favorite sports team, singer, or speaker at public events. The next day, it has all ended. It makes one … Read more30 Great, FREE Ways to Spend Time Together
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
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
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!
As my oldest boys have become grown men, they have thanked their father and me, not for the money we spent on them, but for the time that we spent with them. I love spending time with my kids – seriously! They are amazing people with lots of interesting ideas. Time together has been a hallmark for our family … Read moreTEN Ways to Connect with Your Kids Without Spending Any Money