Our Must Have Homeschool Supplies

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer Last year was our very first year homeschooling our oldest daughter, Abigail. While, both my husband and I were homeschooled growing up, going from homeschool student to homeschool parent and teacher can be kind of overwhelming! We tested the waters of homeschool pre-k and absolutely loved it. So, this September, we officially started homeschool Kindergarten! Or, Spena School, as we call it. We have been at it for almost two months now, … [Read more...]

Five Fun Fall Activities For Children

Written by Courtney @ A + Life, Contributing Writer  It is hard to believe that we are already one month into the fall season and that before long (if not already!) we will be bombarded with all things Christmas related. But, today, I wanted to share about some of our very favorite fall things to do with our daughter, Abigail. This time of year is perfect for being outside all day long! The crisp autumn air, the bright sun, the sights and sounds of fall, all make for a wonderful … [Read more...]

Making it through ANOTHER Snow Day

Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer In Central MA where we live - we are up to 5 snow days... not 2 inches of snow, snow days... but 2 feet of snow, snow days - which means just logistically snowmen are out of the question... the snow is taller than both of my kids. The roads are narrow, driveways are dangerous, and the kids are getting a little stir crazy!  Here are 10 ways to make it through another SNOW DAY with most of your sanity :)  10 Ways to Make … [Read more...]

Keeping the Holidays Simple

Written by Christy from Fresh Mix Momma, Contributing Writer December is a busy time of year for everyone! Thanksgiving just ended, Christmas is coming up and New Years is just around the corner. With everything going on, it’s very easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle and lose sight of the fun and meaning of the Holidays. Sometimes it’s just nice to be more low key and simple with Christmas to really enjoy the Holidays. If you are looking for a more simple Christmas, … [Read more...]

Thankful {A Printable for Giving Thanks}

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away?  This has been the fastest year yet! By now, we all have already been thinking and planning our thanksgiving day, we're getting excited (well, at least I am)about the parade, we've talked about pilgrims and Indians, the guys are getting ready for the football games, soon to gather together with friends and family and to give thanks!   And we ALL have so much to be thankful for! For me, beyond all … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Fall into Fall (without costumes)

 Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer Fall is a time of crisp air, changing seasons, and winter preparation in the Northeast where I live.  I like to take time to really enjoy this season before the winter comes... because despite living here my whole life... I just can't stand the winter!  Here are 5 ways to really enjoy and appreciate this most beautiful harvest season!  5 Ways to Fall into Fall: Signs of Fall Walk/Hike Gather up your kids and get … [Read more...]

Fun & Easy Family Activity: Resurrection Eggs

Written by Angela, Guest Writer Easter is one of my favorite days of all!!  There's nothing more exciting than knowing that Jesus rose from the dead, defeating sin, death and Hell for us!  Because HE LIVES we can live also.  There is hope for us through Jesus Christ! Resurrection Eggs are one of my favorite ways to tell the "Easter" or "Resurrection Story". How to Make your own Resurrection Eggs: All you need: 12 Easter Eggs Empty Egg Carton  Then, you will need to gather a … [Read more...]