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
In my journey to making our day to day lives and our home more sustainable and having fewer toxins, I have been trying to free our lives of as much plastic as possible. There are many reasons to want to go plastic free in your kitchen: it's better for the planet, more sustainable... but my … Continue reading Six Simple Swaps to go Plastic Free with Kids in the Kitchen
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
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 – FREE Download!
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!
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 follow me on Instagram, you've heard the news, but I've neglected to share it here. Baby five has arrived! Little one joined us about two months ago, though it feels like he's always been a part of our family. He spends his days being adored by his big brothers. And I spend my … Continue reading A Baby to Snuggle
I think it's fair to say that parents everywhere have experienced the same struggle at least a time or two: the dreaded tooth brushing battle! Whether it be a toddler who refuses to open her mouth or a … Continue reading Real Mom Confessions: How to End the Toothbrushing Battle