Spoiler Alert: As I started to homeschool my two boys, I knew that one loves to read and one loves math. I began to search for stories about math to encourage my math lover's enjoyment of reading. What I learned is that reading stories about mathematics and/or stories about numbers can actually ... Read More
The Art of Simple Living
The art of simple living doesn't have to mean disavowing all things modern. And it doesn't mean dragging your family back in time. You can make an intentional choice to lead a simple life. This choice will help you more consistently honor the values of your family. No matter what your unique values are.
As my family moves toward a simpler lifestyle in a modern world, we embrace aspects of minimalism, , sustainable living, and mindfulness. We value cozy times together and with friends - also known as hygge. And I work to create as many of those moments as possible.
A year ago, I set my intention to declutter our home. Decluttering with children can be tough.
I want to fill our home with beauty, simplicity, and even a little glamour. I see last year's intention paying off this year. When I walk through our home, I am deeply satisfied with our new found simplicity.
It's taken inspiration (Pinterest, I'm looking at you...), organizing hacks, and good ole' homemaking motivation. But it's been so worth it!
As part of our slower living lifestyle, we also chose the flexible schedule and organization of homeschooling. I was terrified as a beginner homeschool mom. But, don't worry. I'll share all of my ideas and tips for how to get started homeschooling your kids if that choice is right for you.
If you're looking for a slower living lifestyle, you'll be rewarded with happier kids and a more closely knit family. Here I share inspiration, simple tips, and reliable routines to help you take your first steps toward the art of simplifying your home.
Spoiler Alert: After researching some of the reasons to homeschool that motivate other families to start homeschooling, this year I'm jumping in to homeschool my fifth grade son. As a rookie, I wanted nothing more than to be a relaxed and confident homeschool mom with a great answer to the question, ... Read More
As I started to look for books to include on this list - I wanted to share a list of stories for kids about religion throughout the world that would spark conversation about the differences in some of the world's most popular religions. But the more great stories about world religions I found, the ... Read More
To mark spring's arrival, I'm breaking free from the prison of a nasty wet winter when I hibernated with fuzzy socks, the warmth of soups and stews, and the sounds and smells of a crackling fireplace on a bone-chilling rainy day! Spring fever's got me It's power dictates what I do - just like I ... Read More
"I'm HUUUUUUUNGRY! Mommy, where are the crackers we just got at the store?" I had two bags of groceries in the house and four still to go. Me: Hmmmmm, let's look! Here are the blackberries - what about some of those? Youngest: No, thank you. I'd rather have the crackers. It must be in one of the ... Read More