Why We Don’t Have Cable and We Are Much Happier Without It

Shortly after moving into our house 9 years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to lower our monthly bills. In order to do this we decided that our cable was one of the things we could cut and we would be saving quite a bit of money in doing so. Yes that means that we don't have cable and haven't for the last 9 years. We are much happier without it too. Not only would it save us money, but we have been quite appalled at the things that were starting to be on cable television. We try … [Read more...]

$$Great Game For Learning About Money$$

Anthony has a new found fascination with money, and this game has been wonderful way to let him enjoy it! This is the box of money the kids have to choose from. There is $1 bills, hard plastic change quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.   Here is a look at the board game they spin the spinner before their turn and that tells them what coins they can use during their turn, next they roll the dice and move that many spaces on the board, they pay them selves out what ever the space they … [Read more...]

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year! We have been enjoying our break from school and the time together before we start back up.  We had such a wonderful and blessed Christmas and New Year's, although it sure seemed strange to not have snow on the ground this year I can't remember many years with no snow on the ground for Christmas. Illnesses are hopefully completely on their way out of the house now for a little while, Serena is on antibiotics for pharangitis and … [Read more...]

Montessori Practical Life Tools

Montessori Practical Life Tools For Kids So I debated purchasing something to be able to hang the kids cleaning supplies from, but I ended up finding something even better.  This is where we used to hang the 2 little boys coats and diaper bags, and it was always a mess.  Well it was just perfect for the kids cleaning tools!!  The kids know right where to find things and where to put them back. Since we got the wringer mop and the bucket to go with it, I have had someone each day beg to mop … [Read more...]

Design and Drill Activity Center

The set comes with the board, an actual working drill,  screwdriver with interchangeable bits,  and a wrench (so 3 kids can play at once), 120 colorful bolts, and 20 patterns!!  Anthony, Ethan, and Gabe had fun just filling the whole board with bolts.Then Dustin and Anthony worked together on a design...And this is how it turned out!!  Wow were they proud! Definitely a great toy, in my house 3 kids being able to use it at once and everyone from 20 months to 11 years enjoying it is hard to … [Read more...]