Wrap your presents with pizzazz: Easy gift-wrapping ideas
Friday, December 15, 2017

Here are some simple ideas to jazz up your Christmas gifts this holiday season. They aren't professional-level wrapping techniques, which makes them doable for any of us mortals; they use materials that are easy to source; and they still add a snazzy touch to your presented presents. The first an... .. read more..

Mark Your Calendars For THE MIRACLE SEASON Movie
Friday, December 15, 2017

I just got wind from Grace Hill Media that there is a new movie coming out in April 2018. You need to mark your calendars to see THE MIRACLE SEASON movie. It’s another one of those wonderful make you feel motivated and feel good about society kinds of movies. Personally, I think we need plenty […... .. read more..

Made-from-Scratch Gingerbread Houses: 2017 Edition
Friday, December 15, 2017

If I had to pick out a favorite holiday tradition, it would be making these gingerbread houses. It's super messy, as in I'm still scraping hardened royal icing off of the kitchen table, and it's chaotic, and there's just way too much sugar and artificial dye involved, but everyone is in the same ... .. read more..

Pros and Cons of Homeschool
Friday, December 15, 2017

Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of homeschooling, how it fits in with doing what’s best for YOUR family, and the fine line between explaining your decisions and defending your life choices. You’re homeschooling? How lovely. WHY would you want to do that? Going against the mainstream... .. read more..

weekly Wrap UP 12/15/17--DNA and RNA
Friday, December 15, 2017

We have been learning about DNA and RNA and doing lots  of fun activities to better understand in addition to lots of reading and watching videos. I found a site that helps create your name in DNA which you can look up here His finished name and we added sugar and phosphate to the DNA strand  The... .. read more..

Board Games for Kids Who Like Minecraft
Friday, December 15, 2017

Minecraft is a video game that has taken the world by storm! If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will! In Minecraft players can work independently or together to create worlds and characters and have them survive in all sorts of strange scenarios. Homeschoolers love Minecraft because kids learn s... .. read more..

Still time to get that last minute personalized gift!
Friday, December 15, 2017

Dear sweet overwhelmed parents, you are enough. I know it can be hard to get all our ducks in a row this time of year. I know has been specially hard for me this year! This post though is an effort to help you cross some gifts off your list that you can feel great about and it is FAST! Meet  Fram... .. read more..

Growing with their trees: A height comparison through a decade
Thursday, December 14, 2017

We bought a baby Christmas tree for Mikko's first Christmas, so we did the same for Alrik and Karsten. Here's how their measurements are keeping up over the years. First, a look back: 6-month-old Mikko's baby tree. 2 and a half years old 3-and-a-half-year-old Mikko with his now bigger tree. Missi... .. read more..

Best Career Moves For A Mom
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Most people tell you that having children is the best thing that could happen to you. While there is some truth in it, what nobody warns you about is that working will never be the same. It can be difficult to consider your professional career once there’s a baby in the picture. As a mother, you ... .. read more..

Don’t Let Your Furry Friend Ruin Your Lawn
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Source   We all love our dogs, but there’s no denying that they often have a habit of getting themselves into a lot of trouble every now and then. And hey, that’s part of what makes them so adorable, but it can also be incredibly annoying and frustrating to deal with. One of the most common ways ... .. read more..

Last Minute Life Savers: Gift Ideas Your Other Half Will Love
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas is approaching at lightning speed, but there’s still time to get those remaining gifts. If you’re stuck for ideas or you’re worried that you’ve left it too late, don’t panic! Here are some last minute life savers your other half will love!   The foodie Does your partner love cooking or ... .. read more..

How To Bring Your Family Closer Together
Thursday, December 14, 2017

If you sometimes find yourself worrying about how close your family is, you might be keen to find ways to bring you all closer together. The good news here is that there are plenty of ways of being able to do that, so long as you are keen to try out a few new things. […] The post How To Bring You... .. read more..

The Latino Family's Guide to Homeschooling SALE
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Do you know someone who is thinking about homeschooling their child(ren)? If so, don't forget that my new book, The Latino Family's Guide to Homeschooling , makes a great gift! (PSSST!! It's on SALE if you buy directly from my online shop .) Also! I've put the Rosita y Conchita book series on sal... .. read more..

Games for People Who Like Dystopian Stories
Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dystopia is a genre of entertainment that takes place in a similar but alternate world, with the characters leading challening lives that often leave them fighting for their humanity. Dystopian games is a sub-genre that might be right up your alley if you or your child is a fan of dystopian liter... .. read more..

How to Pair Amazing Christmas Play and Fantastic Books
Thursday, December 14, 2017

I have to tell you- I am  loving The Homeschool Sisters Podcast’s Hyggeschooling Challenge . The challenge has helped me to focus on what matters most during this brief, often chaotic, holiday season: family, togetherness, memories, and a general cozy wintry feeling.  Today, I’m sharing a super-s... .. read more..

Three Tips for Starting a Neighborhood Carpooling Program
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

You see them almost every day: the same cars at your kids’ schools, dropping off and picking up the same kids. You might also see some of these vehicles at your children’s after-school activities. Recently, you were hit with an epiphany of sorts: to start a neighborhood carpool program that would... .. read more..

My Kid Made Soap All By Herself
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I mean I was there, obviously, talking her through it, but from start to finish, my kid's hands were the only ones to touch this entire batch of cold-process soap. Imagine. Eleven years old, and she can already make her own soap from scratch! Can you think of a more authentic homeschool credentia... .. read more..

How to Help Your Daughter Cope with Acne?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How to Help Your Daughter Cope with Acne? Does your daughter have acne? Is it visible? Despite her condition, she needs your help and attention.  Don’t worry; you don’t need to pull off a miracle by making it disappear. Instead, you have to help her cope with it, and let it fade away naturally. P... .. read more..

Stuffing Your Kid’s Christmas Stocking
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Image Credit   We all want to give the best possible Christmas to our children, but often we get caught up in the consumerism of Christmas that it can turn into a competitive craving to “ keep up with the Jones ” that can lead to financial pressure and even serious debt.  Christmas is the season ... .. read more..

Science Christmas Ornament Project – Milk Plastic Chemistry
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

For Christmas I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to bring a little science to our yearly ornament making. So this year I created a new Science Christmas Ornament Project that uses one of our favourite projects – milk plastic chemistry! This milk plastic chemistry experiment is ... .. read more..

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