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

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

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

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,

Easy DIY Christmas Crafts For Kids

Every year I work with the kids to make some easy DIY Christmas crafts for kids but one of our favorite things to make are Christmas ornaments. We hand them out to family and hand some on our tree every year. When we decorate the tree every year, it is so fun to talk about the memories made making each of them. They also make perfect gifts for family, we have so many DIY ornament crafts hanging on our tree I love it! I have been working on putting together some cute Christmas crafts for kids to share with you.

Fun, Hands-On, and Memorable Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids

Every year we take off at least a week of school during Thanksgiving. During that time we take off our regular studies, but do fun things in its place. We find great hands-on Thanksgiving ideas for kids. There are many different resources we have used over the years. Some of our resources we use year after year, and others we use once and that is it. After years of using many different resources, I am sharing my favorites with you today. They are the one I think the kids had most fun learning with and also teach the kids about

35+ Revolutionary Christmas Printables Kids Will LOVE

If there is anything I have learned over the years it is that most kids tend to not do well with having some type of planned activities. They usually handle a break from school great for the first couple days. After that, it tends to go downhill. The I’m bored syndrome kicks in and they all start picking on each other. Which tends to drive us moms and dad a tad bit crazy. SO having Christmas printables, planned activities for them to do, or even a visual schedule is very helpful. Sometimes coming up with the different ideas can be

Homeschool Management During The Holidays You Need To Know

We have been homeschooling our 6 blessings for the last 13 years now. Deciding our homeschool management during the holidays is something that I decide at the beginning of our school year. I think making sure that the holidays are as less stressful as possible is very important. I want everyone to make fun and happy memories not be stressed out with everything going on. Our homeschool has changed drastically over the years and even from year to year. Some years we have little ones underfoot, other years we have 6-8 hours of therapy a week to balance in, some

60+ Easy and Amazingly Delicious Fall Recipe Ideas You Will LOVE

Once fall hits in our house we tend to do lots of extra baking and cooking. The smell of cinnamon, apples, pumpkin and more can often be smelt through our house. Fall recipe ideas are just one of my favorite, because they smell so delicious and they help warm up the house on the cool fall days. As I was going through and choosing my favorite posts from Inspire Me Monday the last couple weeks I realized just how many great fall recipe ideas that been shared. So I thought it would be a great idea to put them all