DIY Glowing Nightlight For Kids

For kids, the dark can be a place that they just don’t seem to care for. No matter the age, they always seem to want some sort of nightlight or light shining to help alleviate a few of those shadows lurking in the room. Instead of raising your electric bill each and every month, why not give these DIY glowing nightlight for kids a try? Perfect for bedrooms at nighttime and or even during camping, this DIY Glowing nightlight is a great solution! Not only do they shine brightly, they are super fun to make as well! Imagine spending time Continue Reading...

Fun Ways for your Kids to Stay Cool and Enjoy the Summer Months

Summer can be summed up in three little letters…H-O-T. Depending on where you live, the weather temperatures may be in the triple digits! Anything above 90 degrees can almost seem as though it’s unbearable to get outside and enjoy everything that there is to offer. You aren’t alone in those thoughts or feelings…trust me. The hard part is knowing that you can get outdoors and enjoy nature, even when those temps are soaring through the roof. If you are looking for a few fun ways for your kids to stay cool and enjoy being outdoors during the summer months, here Continue Reading...

Summer Craft For Kids ~ Paper Butterflies

If you are looking for the perfect summer craft for kids, this Paper Butterfly Craft is exactly what you’ve been searching for. When it comes to finding crafts for the summer that kids enjoy, it can be a bit tough. Kids nowadays are wanting crafts that are fun, engaging and unique so that they can feel as though they are creating something completely different than anything they’ve done before. With this Paper Butterfly Craft, your kid will love how fun and unique this craft truly is. From the moment that they start, they’ll be hooked by the beautiful colors of Continue Reading...

Top Summertime Traveling Tips With Kids

Top Summertime Traveling Tips with Kids Let each child pack their own bag for the journey. If you want them to find ways to entertain themselves during the travel, let them have some of their items with them. You may feel tempted to pack them yourself, but letting little ones pack certain items that they want to have, they’ll be way more inclined to play with them on the trip. Books, games, and toys are great items to bring. Even better, they won’t take up a ton of room, but will help keep them entertained and pass the time when Continue Reading...

Ideas For How To Homeschool Without A Classroom

Having a homeschool classroom at home is one of those spaces that many parents feel is a must when wanting to start homeschooling. It makes sense, right? It’s an area that is separate¬†from the other aspects of the home and allows for you and your children to really concentrate on the curriculum at hand. But what happens when you just don’t have that extra space in your home to have an entirely separate homeschool classroom? It happens, but it shouldn’t be something that deters you. There are plenty of ways to homeschool in other areas of the home or locations Continue Reading...

Kids Summer Craft Idea – Paper Flower Garden

If you are looking for a kids summer craft idea that they are certain to love, this Paper Flower Garden craft is an absolute must! To be honest, there are so many reasons that I love this craft. First off, I love the fact that the directions are step by step and extremely user-friendly. It’s a craft that I can choose to do together with my children, or let them try on their own since the steps are so guided. And the other reason that I love this Paper Flower Garden craft? It’s the perfect way to have beautiful flowers Continue Reading...

5 Tips For Getting Your Family To Eat Healthy

Everyone knows that you need to eat healthy to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. But living in a society which serves food high in saturated fat and sugar can make the lifestyle seem impossible to obtain. Trust me there is hope! Here are five ways that you can help your family make the switch to eating healthy foods.   Great Tips For Getting Your Family To Eat Healthy   Get Them Involved Families can form great bonds by including everyone in the kitchen. Working together can pave the way for more communication and provide opportunities to teach children about different Continue Reading...

How To Get Your Kids To Read This Summer

Summer is a time to engage in fun activities. When you tell your children that they need to continue reading during the summer months, you may receive a moan or groan. Don’t worry! Today we are providing you with some ways that can encourage your child to read this summer and still have fun. 6 Ways To Get Your Kids To Read This Summer   Let Them Choose Books don’t have to be boring! Your child has personal interests and would love to learn more about them. Let your child explore while at the library and discover books on their Continue Reading...

30+ Quick Meal Ideas For Families

If there is anything I know I am regularly looking for as a mom of many, it is not only healthy but also quick meal ideas. Between having 6 kids of my own and then adding some days 8 daycare kids in the mix some nights I can plan to have a monthly freezer meal to make, but some nights for one reason or another, it just doesn’t happen. So having some great ideas to quickly whip up are always such a blessing for us. Well they are also a money saver as well, since the alternative is going out Continue Reading...

Being Inspired To Do What You Love

This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. I truly feel that we go through different stages of life. During each of those stages, we have different passions we are meant to pursue. During the stage that I’m in right now in my life, I believe that teaching my children while showing them love as well as for the Continue Reading...

Balancing a Job and Homeschooling Your Children

Over in the Sonlight Facebook page, I have often seen people asking how people can balance a job and homeschool their children. While I realize that it can be challenging, it isn’t quite as hard of a task to do as you might imagine. I have been running a daycare for many months now, and homeschooling our 5 children. Let me tell you it is exhausting, but it sure can be done. I can imagine it wouldn’t be much different for any job either inside or outside the house either. Sometimes in your life, you need to add in a Continue Reading...

Why Our Big Family Loves Sonlight

When you have a big family working on the logistics of your homeschool is pretty important. We have used many different homeschool curriculums over the years. Grouping as many of the kids together is something that we found out is really important to our homeschool running smoothly…¬† Well and also to keep my sanity. Which means many of those curriculums we have tried over the years did not work very well for us. When we started using Sonlight curriculum I was slightly concerned about having enough time to teach all the kids. There is quite a bit of teacher involvement Continue Reading...