simple activities for tots

My daughter has been having a fabulous time with her own little explorations in learning and playing.  I try to set up invitations to learn around the kitchen (where we spend most of our days since there is no homeschooling room!)  She loves having these special tot activities all to herself. {This post contains affiliate…

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collecting bluebells

The first flower of the season.  The wild bluebells.  There are more each year — I secretly hope that they will take over our whole lawn.  They are so glorious.  And just this week, something more glorious happened.  John was particularly concerned about the sweet bluebells when my husband rolled the yard in his forever…

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mother and baby's hands

Naturally weaning my two year old

My daughter and I are somewhat of a pair.  We tend to be overly dramatic with (everything) we do.  So we have two weaning stories.  A horrible weaning story.  And a beautiful, natural, gentle one.  We nursed for two and a half years.  And we loved every minute of it. Our horrible weaning story {I wrote…

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felt art: joseph’s coat

We brought a new medium into our house with this felt art.  My kids are familiar with felt from our ABC Felt Animals series, but I don’t give them felt on their own enough to create as they wish.  This week, they created Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat out of a little paper, glue, and felt!…

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best books about dinosaurs

best books about dinosaurs for kids

Here are our picks for best books about dinosaurs for kids.  Each book shares fact after fact about these amazing reptilian creatures!  This book list spans all age levels and interest — it includes fact finding, lift the flap, fold out pages, stickers, coloring, everything to keep a child engaged and learning! My son’s love…

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How to make herbal salve

I am so excited to share this simple recipe for how to make an herbal salve with you!!  Last summer I had the opportunity to go to an herbal medicine making class.  It was so eye-opening and educational to learn all about the many herbs that have healing properties and that can be found in your…

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around here

around here we are dancing ballerinas and we are matching letters and creating the big red kite like papa bear and hitting the bat and lovin’ our rain boots and driving at mommy’s work biking down the street loving our ballet and our bun babywearing anteater and playing hide and seek