• Smart Gardener, Smart Water

  • Staycation Ideas

  • Stay Cool

  • The Joys of a Staycation

  • The History of Our Nation’s Independence

  • How Do Fireworks Work?

  • God Bless America… Land That I Love

  • Summer Solstice

  • How Can You Teach What You Don’t Know?

  • Don’t Judge a Bucket by Its Size

  • Make a Flag Cake

  • Summer Reading

  • Time to Talk Bugs

  • Go Camping

  • Make Your Own Ice Pops

  • The Family Juices Project

  • Get those Kids into the Garden!

  • Get those Kids into the Garden!

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Smart Gardener, Smart Water

Smart Gardener, Smart Water

We’ve all heard that water is crucial to our health, not to mention the health of the planet. But what are the best ways to conserve water in a home garden—ones that will actually make a difference? I mean, we can live without flowers and grass, but our fruits and vegetables need water to thrive…

Staycation Ideas

Staycation Ideas

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV) Last week, I wrote about the fun we had with our family in planning day trips and discovering unique adventures. Here are…

The Joys of a Staycation

The Joys of a Staycation

When “making do” turns into “that was really fun!” Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV) When my husband retired from the military, he decided to teach at a…

New Study about Struggling Readers

New Study about Struggling Readers

The latest study found that 98% of struggling readers have poor eye convergence. This means they can’t focus both eyes on the same letter and don’t ‘track’ across the page. When we read, our eyes track across the page, from word to word. When struggling readers read, their eyes jump around the page, with both…

The History of Our Nation’s Independence

The History of Our Nation’s Independence

This country, the greatest on earth, enables its citizens to live freely under certain guidelines of law. However, those of us who live in the twenty-first century often forget the lives that those American soldiers gave up in order to pass on that freedom to our generation. As we approach the anniversary of our nation’s…

God Bless America… Land That I Love

God Bless America… Land That I Love

Hey Mom, Happy Fourth of July!!! I’m speaking at a Family Camp in Nebraska over the holiday. A few of my kids are a little bummed that we’re missing the Fourth at the Family Lake Cottage where all the cousins willbe, but a few bounces on a giant lake blob should ease their pain. There’s just…

Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes

Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes

Ever wondered how to sun-dry a tomato? I mean, the flavor of sun-dried tomatoes is exquisitely intense, wonderfully versatile and makes an awesome base for “uncooked” tomato sauce—perfect for anyone living on the raw diet. Until my family and I tried to go “raw” for a week, eating only food that’s uncooked, I never wondered…

How Can You Teach What You Don’t Know?

How Can You Teach What You Don’t Know?

Here’s a question you are certain to hear during your time homeschooling: “How can parents offer the same level of high quality, single discipline instruction as is available from board certified teachers in the public and private schools?” After coming to terms with my own similar concerns I realized that parents must first overcome their…

Don’t Judge a Bucket by Its Size

Don’t Judge a Bucket by Its Size

Hey Mom, Hope your summer has gotten off to a great start… the school books are packed away and the winds of adventure and relaxation fill your sails. Today I was asked to talk about bucket lists. Just so we’re on the same page a bucket list is a “list” of things you plan to…