10 Best Summer and Beach Books for Preschoolers

Heading to the beach? Don't miss these awesome ocean books for preschoolers.

Hooray, summer is finally here! My kids have already hit the pool and splash parks in our city. We love the longer days filled with sunshine! To keep them occupied, and to get me in the summer mood, we’ve been reading our favorite summer books and beach books for preschoolers. Come take a look at […]

10 Ways to Cure a Grumpy Mom

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Do you struggle with being a grump? Does your mood switch from sunshine and rainbows to a fire-breathing dragon in the blink of an eye? My kids will give you the truth around here. I am a grumpy mother more often than I care to admit. Today, I’ll share my tips for getting yourself out […]

Birthday Parties, Horseback Riding and Mom Time – 7 Quick Takes and iHN Journal

— 1 — Places we’re going and people we’re seeing …. A little girl I know turned 7 last week! Usually, we opt to have her birthday party at a park – easy cleanup, built in activity, and plenty of room to roam. This year, Rachel wanted something different. We headed for Awesome Outdoor Products […]

Homeschool Mother’s Journal in 7 Quick Takes

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— 1 — In my life this week …. It’s as busy as always. The whole family is anxiously awaiting spring weather — we’re all a little tired of the cold! — 2 — In our homeschool this week… We’re working on nature studies, both planned and impromptu. The kids found a momma cardinal in […]

A Great Big Grump: 7 Quick Takes and Homeschool Mother’s Journal

— 1 — In my life these past few weeks… I’ve been in a funk. It started as a low lying grumpiness, which I blamed on the weather. After a trip to visit with my friends in Peoria, I came back feeling a little better, with loads of ideas for things to tackle in my […]