So What if My Daughter’s Best Friend is Her Little Brother?

       It’s a unique kind of bond that I never witnessed before now, the relationship between homeschooled siblings. There is extreme love and affection, muddled with moments of annoyance and offbeat humor. There are tears of frustration, and tears from laughing so hard that you fall off the couch. There are cheers, claps, […]

50 Lessons I’m Learning as a Homeschooling Mom

  50 Lessons I’m learning as a Homeschooling Mom 1. FILL your house with books. I’m talking encyclopedias, fiction, non-fiction, drawing, art, poetry, picture…something for everyone. Keep these books in several different rooms in your house and where your kids can easily reach them. 2. Stock up on your art and school supplies in August […]

Count to 10 with Cars (with free PDF)

  As many of you know, I am a school teacher turned homeschooling mom of two. During the week, you will often find me with my children at the dining room table hard at work. My daughter is six years old and loves to include her little brother in our learning opportunities. My son, although young, […]

25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

  Last year I kept track of every place my daughter’s Elf on the Shelf was found each morning. Some of these were inspired by other Pinterest posts; others are original. I hope you enjoy!                                         […]

Santa and the Elf in Our Christian Home

  Santa and the Elf in Our Christian Home by Michelle Lane Martin Some families struggle with the decision of incorporating Santa Claus into their Christmas celebrations. Does it take away from the glory of Jesus’ birth? Does it make kids preoccupied on getting instead of giving? Am I weakening God’s grace by distinguishing between […]

Recipe to Make Your Child a Better Reader

I have a very important recipe to share with you today, probably the most important one I have and ever will share with you. There are only seven simple ingredients and seven easy steps. The benefits last a lifetime. You can “chew” on the result but it is not food. Have I piqued your interest […]

Painted Paper Butterfly

As part of our homeschooling journey, my five year old daughter takes part in art projects throughout the week. My husband and I bought her a Melissa & Doug easel for her birthday, and it has been perfect for painted paper projects. So what is painted paper? The name is just what it sounds like. […]

Homemade Playdoh (low salt version)

        My three year old daughter is rolling the play doh and cutting out shapes. blue and red food coloring to make a pretty purple before the mixture has been heated The mixture will begin to form clumps as it heats. The mixture is done cooking once it forms a ball. before […]

All About Ducks

Around Easter I wrote a post on jelly bean math and shared a pdf file that my three and a half year old daughter worked on. I have been amazed at the amount of visits that particular post got, (especially since this is primarily a food blog). Due to the great response, I wanted to […]

Jelly Bean Math (with free pdf download)

Some of you may not know this, but before I became a stay at home mom and food blogger, I was a teacher. (I have both a bachelors and masters degree in elementary education). Prior to getting married and becoming pregnant with my daughter, I frequently substituted and also taught kindergarten and third grades. You […]