Time Management Tips That Actually Work…

Time Management Tips That Actually Work

...unless you have your stuff together better than I do. Being horrible with time management is one of those flaws in my personality that drives various people nutso, chiefly myself. I've come along a bit in this and am not quite as horrible as I used to be, but still have a long way to go. I've been actively working on this and have found some things that really help me.  Time Management Tips That Actually Work I'm calling them time management tips that actually work, but I need to make a couple disclaimers before we dive in. First, these tips work for me, your mileage may vary. Second, I don't always do all of these at the same time. Sometimes I'm good to be able to remember one or two. Other times, I get bored with what I … [Continue]

ABC’s of Homeschooling Through the Holidays – W is for Washi Tape

Homeschooling Through the Holidays - W is for Washi Tape

It is no secret that I love washi tape, right? Well, today I am taking that love to another blog. I wrote a fun post for Heather's ABC's of Homeschooling Through the Holidays series. I chose W for...wait for it....washi tape!I've put together a quick list of ideas for using washi tape for your holiday gift giving. The best part is, these are so easy that they are definitely kid-made-friendly. I've included a sneak peek of the post below, but you will have to head over to Life of a Homeschool Mom to read the whole article.Homeschooling brings a freedom with it that our family quite enjoys. We love taking the last six weeks of each year to focus on gift making, cooking and baking, and other holiday fun. Today, I'd like to focus on … [Continue]

Kid-Made Washi Tape Ornament – Inspired by Paris: A Book of Shapes

Kid Made Washi Tape Ornaments - Inspired by the board book Paris: A Book of Shapes

My kids love to be crafty. Some more so than others, but occasionally I will hit on a project that they will sit and do for hours. These simple ornaments were just that for two of my four. The third is planning to make hers tomorrow. The fourth isn't very interested at this point, I need to find some Minecraft washi¬†tape or something.This … [Continue]

Fat Quarter Bag Tutorial

Fat quarter bag tutorial

I am so excited about today's post. For a long time here on the blog, my top posts have been my sewing tutorial round-ups. I love sewing. I'm not the greatest in the world at it, but I love it.I also really, really love to shop for fabric. That's probably my favorite part of any hobby really. I love all the possibilities. I love imaging all the … [Continue]

Talking to Kids About Sex – Awkward Parenting Moments

Talk to Your Kids About Sex - It doesn't have to be awkward. There is a great resource available to help walk parents through a biblical way to tackle the subject with their kids.

I promise this isn't going to be as awkward as it sounds. Or maybe it is, but that is kind of the point here. What am I blathering on about? Let me get straight to it.For many parents, talking to their kids about sex is one of those uncomfortable subjects that fall into a "necessary evil" category sort of thing. For others, it is no big deal. I … [Continue]

Gifts Kids Can Make

Gifts Kids Can Make

There are lots of reasons to make gifts for your holiday gift giving. Sometimes you can save money, I say sometimes because sometimes you can also spend way too much on fabric or other supplies. What? Is that just me?Making gifts means you can create something just for the person you are giving the gift to. You can make it in their favorite … [Continue]

DIY Washi Tape Gift Bags

DIY Washi Tape Gift Bags - Another simple, but fun way to use washi tape!

Do you like to make gifts? Every year I always start our holiday planning with some lofty goals. Actually, those usually start right after Christmas, when I start with my "Next year, I'm going to work on Christmas throughout the year so I don't get overwhelmed" mantra.Does it happen? So far, no. But I am not dissuaded from making those grand … [Continue]

More Books About Birds

Books About Birds - A book list all about birds!

Remember when I said I had even more bird books on the way from the library? Well, now you get to hear more about them. We enjoyed these, too. I think we will be moving on to another subject though. Mama would like to read about something new.More Books About BirdsYou Nest Here With Me by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, Illustrated … [Continue]