I've been making homemade playdough for years, but in the last few years, I've been experimenting with different ways to dye playdough naturally. This simple playdough recipe is quick and easy, and you're likely to have most of these ingredients on hand. Besides being simple to make, it's also completely free of harmful ingredients! I … Continue reading Naturally Dyed Homemade Playdough
Now that it's warming up here in Wisconsin, my kiddos and I are enjoying all the wildlife and plants that are popping up around us! I made a couple free printable nature scavenger hunts for us to do together and to share with you! There are two different scavenger hunts - one with words and … Continue reading Free Printable Nature Scavenger Hunt
We've lived in our 1880s farmhouse for about two and a half years now, and in that time, I've rearranged the bedrooms about fifty bazillion times. Seriously. If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen my sewing room shift from room to room. It had become pretty clear that while I wanted to have my … Continue reading Our Homeschool Room and Play Room Tour
I've been in a season of slow, simple sewing. Have you been in a season like this? I'm a homeschool mama with five young kids, including a toddler whose favorite pastime is coloring on the walls and climbing onto everything he shouldn't.. some days I barely have time to go to the bathroom, let alone … Continue reading Five Tips for Sewing with Young Kids Underfoot
The new school year is upon us! Whether you're homeschoolers like us or your kids go off to school, there's so much excitement wrapped up in the new school year! The teacher in me loves getting all the new supplies and curriculum. I'm kind of an eclectic homeschooler, in that we use a mix of … Continue reading Letter/Number Practice Pack
One of our family's favorite things to do together is go hiking! It's something we've done together long before we had kids, and it's been such a consistent part of our family's routine that our kiddos have grown up hiking regularly. A lot of people are overwhelmed with the idea of hiking with kids, but … Continue reading Hiking With Kids: How to get started and what to bring!
For many of you, summer is starting to wind down. Here in Wisconsin, though, this is the time of year that keeps us going all winter long. So we are living it up outside as much as we can! My boys have been pretty rough on their wardrobes this summer - and have grown a … Continue reading FREE Summer Breezy Shorts Pattern for Boys!
Anytime you bring a new baby home, your life is going to change. Most of those changes are so, so good. And many are just as difficult. But babies grow and (eventually) sleep through the night, and what was hard yesterday isn't so hard today. So when we brought home baby boy five, I expected … Continue reading When Motherhood Isn’t What You Expected
Summer is here! Schools are letting out and everyone starts thinking about pool days, park time, and family vacations! When you're planning a vacation with kids, it can be easy to stress about lots of details: … Continue reading Planning a Family Vacation Without Losing Your Mind (plus FREE packing list printable!)
If you've ever had a picky eater in your household, you know the angst of trying to get them to branch out. Our picky eater would eat the same meal for lunch and dinner every.single.day. if we let him: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Seriously, this kid LOVES his PB&Js. I'm constantly working … Continue reading Peanut Butter (and Jelly!) Granola Bars