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...

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. Continue Reading...

Easy Fall Craft Idea For Kids

Once the weather gets cold around here we tend to stay inside the house more than normal.  That means that I need to find different crafts and activities to keep the kids busy. One thing we love to do on a rainy day is a fun fall craft idea for kids. I just love the craft ideas and supplies that Oriental Trading Company offers. NOTE: We were provided with the products to write this post from Oriental Trading Company. As their blog ambassador, we share ideas we love with our readers to let them see the great products they offer. We Continue Reading...

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 Continue Reading...

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 Continue Reading...

All Natural Sports Drink and GIVEAWAY

If you have been a follower of this blog or know me personally, you then know I am a parent to some VERY active kids. Our kids get a short time for screen time in the afternoon, but that is it. The rest of the day they are off running and playing. They come in at the end of the day exhausted and dirty just like kids should! As of now, our kids drink lots of water and that is it. Really due to the preservatives, dyes, and junk in most sports drinks. We have been frequently looking for a pick Continue Reading...