Reindeer Muddy Buddy

This Reindeer Muddy Buddy recipe is a truly tasty treat! The trick is being able to stop after trying a bite or two. (and if you figure out how to do that, please let me and my family know!) It just doesn’t feel quite like the holiday season until we make up a batch of this Reindeer Muddy Buddy. With only 7 simple ingredients needed, the kids go crazy for this recipe every time I make it. It’s easy to make and I love having a batch or two ready for the weekends and downtime. It even makes a great

Reindeer Cookie Bars

These Reindeer Cookie Bars are a super simple holiday dessert that everyone in your house is going to love. They’re the perfect combination between a cookie and a bar and the added chocolate and M&M’s just make them melt-in-your-mouth delicious. This is one of those Christmas recipes that we make every single year. With how big of a batch that it makes, it’s a simple and quick dessert that can easily feed a crowd. Plus, with how user-friendly this recipe is, make certain to let the kids join in on all the baking fun! This family-friendly holiday recipe is certain

Homeschool Math Made Easy

Homeschool math is one of the subjects I dread teaching to my kids. I have never been that great at doing it myself, so teaching it to kids is something I can say I dread. That was why years ago I found a program that my kids could just watch a video of a teacher teaching them the class. They just had to do the work pages, tests, and I would grade everything. It was great and it worked for us for many years. After a time I realized that the way they teach the topics was leaving gaps in

Brightly Colored Patriotic Tie-Dye T-Shirts

Looking for an awesome 4th of July Tie-Dye T-Shirt craft? This is one that is perfect for a wide variety of ages! Last summer I thought it would be fun for the kids to tie-dye t-shirts for the 4th of July. I did a bunch of research to find out the best way to make great and brightly colored tie-dye.  After researching, I quickly found out that it’s best to purchase reactive types of dyes from Dharma Trading Company. This is because their dyes stay brighter for much longer then the regular dyes you can purchase from the stores or

Helping Your Child With Language Based Learning Disabilities

If you have ever tried to teach a child with a learning disability then you know what a challenge it can be. It can be hard not only for the person trying to teach the child but even more of a struggle for the child. If they are not given enough compassion and encouragement learning can continue to be something that they continuously struggle with even into their adult years. Forming a good relationship with these children is critical to their sucess. As a homeschool parent who has multiple children with learning disabilities, I have seen the difference it can

Tips For Continuing To Homeschool During Spring Break

With Spring Break on the horizon, homeschool families all over are wondering if the plan is to take some time off or stick with a routine and schedule to stay on track. And honestly, that choice is up to you.  As a homeschooling parent, you know what your daily, weekly, and monthly routines are like. You know the pace that you want to keep and you know the topics that you want to teach. If putting a pause on homeschooling over Spring Break is going to cause stress later on down the road, there are ways that you can continue

Homeschooling Tips To Get Over the Winter Slump

I don’t know about you but homeschooling during the winter months can feel really, really exhausting at times. While everyone tends to get a bit of cabin fever during these cold and dreary months, homeschoolers tend to feel it a bit more since they aren’t actually leaving their home on a daily basis to head to school. So, what happens when that winter slump hits and starts to wreak havoc on your homeschooling plans? The easy answer? You stop it in its tracks! And while that is the easy answer, it can also be easier said than done. If you’re

100+ Cookie Recipes To Fall In Love With

Cookies were one of the first things my young toddlers would help me make when we were in the kitchen. They loved pouring flour or sugar into the bowl so we could mix together the yummy goodness that would make some warm gooey chocolate chip or sugar cookies. Well, they always wanted to crack the eggs too, but until they were taught how to not get half the shell in with the egg we would let them help with other things instead. Making cookies was such a simple thing for them to do, and gives them such a sense of

Christmas Unit Study Ideas

As I’ve said before, every year during the month of December we take the enteire month off of our regular homeschool studies. This means no book work, no regular lessons, etc. Now, that doesn’t mean that we don’t do anything for the month. We are more relaxed, but it is more of a fun relaxed. For this month we like to spend time teaching our children about the REAL reason behind the season. During the month, we spend time reading great Christmas books, making crafts, learning about the meaning of the Christmas symbols, and more. We also enjoy making DIY

35+ Absolutely Beautiful Jesus Birth Crafts That You Have To See

During the Christmas holiday we take the entire month of December off of school. We spend that time learning about the Christmas story, making treats and gifts for friends and neighbors and just spend extra time together. It has helped us to have a much calmer holiday. My kids love making crafts so when we make Christmas crafts I try to make sure that they have something to do with Christ’s birth. Over the years I have put togher a list of craft ideas that we choose from when making these crafts. The list needed to have more simple crafts for

Ocean Slime Recipe with Animals

If you’ve been on the hunt for a great sensory activity and craft, this Ocean Animal Slime may be the answer to your needs! First off, everyone loves slime. Adults and kids alike just cannot say no to the ooey-gooey fun that slime brings. No matter how your day is going, playing with slime is absolutely going to make it better. There’s no denying that fact! When it comes to making your own slime…it’s actually a ton of fun! And did you know that it’s totally simple and easy to make? With just a few ingredients, you and your kiddo’s

Colorful Turkey Kids Craft Idea

If you’ve been on the hunt for a colorful turkey kids craft idea or a super fun kids fall paper craft, look no further than this craft idea! How many hours have you spent scouring online for the perfect turkey craft? With so many varieties and options, it can be extremely overwhelming to find one that is easy and fun. Let me make it a bit easier for you…This colorful turkey craft is crazy simple and so much fun! Trust me…I have a bunch of children, and we love making this kids fall paper craft together! The steps are simple,