Birthday week is a week I spend celebrating the man I'm kinda crazy about, and I am happy to say birthday week has found its comfy, cozy place in our traditions. I had made no mention of birthday week
January was our month for focusing on the habit of thankfulness and I have compiled all of our resources used for this month within this post for easy reference and inspiration.
Everyone learns better with games - probably because you don't even know you are learning! Gentle nurturing can help to extract and encourage good habits through simple game playing and activities. More
The flour game is an hilariously funny activity - as well as super short lived so it was followed up with popcorn and stories to extend our time together.
The flour game would be a great game with a larger
Benjamin Franklin once said;
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn."
This week we had our first snow in three years and as my boys explored the world of
Sometimes I stumbled upon recipes that sound so bizarre I just have to try them out - and sometimes it is a total flop and other times it is delightfully wonderful. When I read about a gluten free black
Dear Judah -
Happy Birthday my darling! Your sixth year of life has slipped seamlessly into your seventh - seventh! What a joy it has been to be your mother for these seven years now. Your laugh is
This past Monday was a beautiful January day and in flipping through our stack of family night idea cards this one won the vote. My brother had stopped by en-route to his military base, so he joined us
"I just feel like nobody loves me!" He screamed, and kicked his little legs hard into his mattress as if to emphasize further how he felt.
I sat, outside his room, pensive. I hadn't yet decided how
We do copy work every day - I write it on our homemade whiteboard and they sit at their kid size table. Their eyes look up, read, retain, write down, repeat. This method has helped them memorize the work