15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby's diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids' bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner. I've been here. So many [...]

Unplugged Play: 50 “I’m Bored” Activities

At 11:15 this morning, I set the baby in the pack-and-play and started to prep lunch. I asked my five year old to find something fun to do while waiting for lunch. Apparently, this was no small feat --  the whining ensued almost immediately. Independent play is definitely a learned skill, and takes time to [...]

New Adventures through Trades of Hope

It's SPRING! Our little house by the prairie has tons of new daffodils and pear tree blossoms, a few new bird nests around the yard, and freshly tilled garden beds, so now seemed like the perfect time to announce something new in my own life. I've decided to start my own business through Trades of [...]

Preschool P.E. at Home

When we first started preschool activities at home, I knew physical activity and education would be important, but I wasn't sure where to start! As time went on, I realized that the most important part of physical education in the early childhood years is simply the enjoyment of and participation in being active! So we [...]

{Almost} Spring Update 2018

Well, it's been two months since my last post, and I can't believe how time has flown. It's about time for an update! If you missed my last post, I've been diving into a few new writing projects. I didn't divulge many details, but with one project completed and two others in progress, I'm feeling [...]