10 Things to do With Kids on New Years Eve

Activities to do With Kids on New Years Eve

If you're like me and have (long) passed the 'dress-up-and-go-out' days of celebrating the new year, have some fun making memories this New Years … [Continue reading]

Simple Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Simple Homemade Christmas Ornaments

It has been raining here in Southern California.  This is so unusual, we are all terrified to go outside.  We cranked up the Christmas music and … [Continue reading]

100 Reasons Why Homeschooling is Good for Families

100 Reasons Why Homeschooling is Good for Families

I have been homeschooling for nearly 20 years.  I have been through so many ups and downs I sometimes feel like a human roller coaster.  All told, … [Continue reading]

Best Tips for Traveling With Kids

Traveling With Children

From babies on red eye flights to sailing with sea sick toddlers, we have done a l o o o t of traveling with our 8 kids.  So a simple 3 hour car trip … [Continue reading]

Simple Christmas Traditions for the Whole Family

simple christmas traditions

Long before simple was 'in', I was into simple.  And frankly, with 8 kids in our family, there isn't time for much more than simple Christmas … [Continue reading]

How to Balance the Needs of the Large Family at Christmas

balancing the needs of family christmas

With the birth of every new baby in our family we have gradually scaled back on time commitments out of a shear lack of time and energy.  However, no … [Continue reading]

How to Afford the Large Family Christmas

For a Christian blogger, it may seem unspiritual to equate Christmas balance and peace to finances but after 24 years of marriage and parenting, I'm … [Continue reading]

5 Days of Large Family Christmas Survival Tips

large family christmas

Perhaps the title of this post sounds a bit 'bah humbug'.  Survival tips?  Aren't we supposed to be decking the halls and rejoicing throughout the … [Continue reading]

Help For The Unorganized Homeschooler

It seems to be a time of confession this week on the blog.  From sharing what our homeschool really looks like, to admitting that I am {almost} … [Continue reading]

More Inspirational Gifts On Sale Now

Another group of inspirational gifts are on sale beginning today.  Supplies are limited so don't delay!   Jesus Is The Gift - Metal Tray … [Continue reading]

Dear Homeschool Mama Who Wants to Get it All Done

I sat at the kitchen table, pencil tapping my teacher’s guide impatiently. Knowing that the reading lesson I was attempting to teach was only a … [Continue reading]

Christmas Sale From Dayspring Cards

What's better than doing your Christmas shopping from the comfort of your own home?  Christmas shopping with a fantastic sale from the comfort of your … [Continue reading]