My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

Well, guys. Here we are. What a crazy, unprecedented time. Lots of schools are closed and parents are scrambling for a plan. We homeschooled for a year from 2018 – 2019, and I fell back into that routine last Monday. I’d like to note right…

My Favorite Play Dough Recipe

My Favorite Play Dough Recipe

Let’s get right to the point – here’s my favorite homemade play dough recipe. I’ve tweaked it over the years to make sure it’s not too sticky, not too dry, has enough color, and is no-cook. This will save the day when your kids are…

Team Clean: Good Chores for Kids

Team Clean: Good Chores for Kids

Learn more about Team Clean, a fun way to tackle household chores as a family and teach kids valuable life skills.

The Cutest (and almost free!) Acorn Necklaces

The Cutest (and almost free!) Acorn Necklaces

Last week I volunteered to host a party for my daughter’s fourth grade class. Sometimes I say these things without thinking them through. Well, that’s not true. I have big ideas, say them out loud (and with gusto!) and then sigh when I have to…

DIY Neighborhood Day Camp

DIY Neighborhood Day Camp

I don’t know about you, but I’m full of ideas. They swim around in my head day and night. Some see the light of day, some don’t. Some are good, most are not. And some live a long, healthy, fun life. Like Alger Heights Day…

Crafts: Ten Minute, Ten Cent Bookmarks

Crafts: Ten Minute, Ten Cent Bookmarks

Guys. You won’t believe this, but I did the math and these super-cute bookmarks are less than TEN CENTS EACH to make. And yes, just ten minutes. (Okay, maybe a smidge more if you get picky with things, but still. They’re so fast to make.…

Home: My Top Three Snow Day Activities

Home: My Top Three Snow Day Activities

Are you Team Yay or Team Nay when it comes to snow days? We’re Team Yay around here, which shouldn’t be a surprise since we’re the biggest bunch of homebodies ever. It’s also not lost on me that I have the luxury of being a…

Home: Big Kid Bookshelves

Home: Big Kid Bookshelves

About 100 years ago, my husband and I installed bookshelves in a lonely upstairs hallway. Uneven plaster walls were not our friend, and I think we blew a dozen crater-sized holes in our wall before we found the best process for anchoring the shelves to…