25 Family Friendly Vacation Spots In Michigan

There are so many great family friendly vacation spots in Michigan. It’s one of our favorite types of vacations to plan where we know that we can bounce around and see so many different things. With our family being so large, it’s so nice and refreshing to find a wide range of activities that we can all see and enjoy. No matter if you’re looking for history or just some fun outdoor exploration, Michigan is one state that truly has it all. We’ve traveled around and hit up almost all these locations and I know for a fact that we’d

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

Healthy Eating Tips For Families On The Go

As a busy family, it’s hard to find healthy eating tips for families that are always on the go. Trust me, I’ve looked. This is why I decided to go ahead and create my own healthy eating tips that I can’t wait to share with all of you!  You know what I mean when I say that there just isn’t enough time in the day, right? I know we all get the same 24 hours, but I swear that mine must round up or something. Seriously. I just can’t seem to find the seconds or minutes to get things done…and

How To Keep Kids Safe On The Internet

Finding ways to keep kids safe on the Internet can be a struggle. The good news? These simple tips can be used by parents to help all ages stay internet safe and savvy. The Internet is huge. HUGE. And in the eyes of a child…it’s a vast world that they just can’t wait to explore. To them, it’s full of games and fun videos and shopping and being able to message their friends. But for parents? We tend to see the internet in a whole other light. Tips to Keep Kids Safe on the Internet While no parent wants to

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

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

Gentle Parenting Through Tough Times

Being a parent can be quite the roller coaster. Some days you’re at an all-time high, other days…you’re at an all-time low. It’s no surprise that being a parent is full of ups and downs and sometimes it can be downright tiring and frustrating. If only there were some sort of reset button for those hard days, right? While there may not be that easy option, one option is to dig deep and find gentle parenting ideas for those days when you feel like you’re at your wit’s end. If you are looking for a few suggestions on how you can

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,

Africa Unit Study Ideas

Many years ago we started teaching our children using the Montessori Method. I love the way it taught the kids to do it themselves, and it was particularly great for our autistic kiddos. The Montessori way of teaching is something I love to this day. If it wasn’t so complicated to try and have many kids all at different levels, as well as infants and toddlers all at the same time, we would probably still use that method for teaching our kids. Even though we don’t use that as the main backbone for teaching our kids, I use many of

Glow In The Dark Search and Find Bottle

If you are anything like me, you’re always searching for something new and entertaining for your children to explore and play with. I was over the electronics, I was over the super messy crafts, and I was really concentrating on finding something creative and exciting that I knew my child would be over the moon for. I was beyond ecstatic when I discovered this Glow in the Dark Search and Find Bottle. It combines the use of several of your child’s senses to be fun, engaging and rewarding as well. Children love the texture of playing with rice, and then