Teaching Preschoolers about Shapes

Welcome to Day 4 of my 5 Days of Back to Homeschool: Preschool Prep series! It’s been a fun week so far. I’ve shared tons of resources for helping to teach your youngest students the alphabet, numbers, and colors. Today I am sharing ideas and resources for teaching preschoolers about shapes! Learning shapes is a […]

Teaching Preschoolers about Colors

Welcome to Day 3 of my 5 Days of Back to Homeschool: Preschool Prep series! Today, I’ll be sharing different ways to teach preschoolers their colors. Color play is probably one of my favorite parts of preschool.  There are just so many ways to learn, play, and create! Encouraging children to express themselves with arts […]

Teaching Preschoolers about Numbers

It’s Day 2 of the 5 Days of Back to Homeschool: Preschool Prep series! Yesterday, I shared with you some tips and great resources for teaching your little one their letters. Today, my focus is going to be on numbers. After learning to recognize the alphabet, 4-5 year olds should begin to learn the basic […]

Teaching Preschoolers the Alphabet

Welcome to my 5 Days of Back to Homeschool: Preschool Prep series! Each day this week, I’ll be focusing on one topic applicable to preschoolers and sharing tips and resources on how to help teach that subject to your 4 or 5 year old. I’m kicking off the week with the alphabet! Learning to recognize […]

19 Free Amish Fiction for Kindle!

Amish fiction is my secret indulgence. I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated with the simple people of the Amish community, but I often enjoy novels about them. I think it’s something about the earnest simpleness that the Amish lifestyle seems to exude. There’s something almost whimsical (in my daydreams, anyhow) about going back to […]

C is for Christian

I have had so much fun researching topics to include in Dusty’s ABC’s of Bible Study for Children series, for the letter C. “C is for Christian” is a compilation of online resources – most are completely free – for teaching your child what it means to be a Christian. The variety of links presented […]

Do You Have the Fever? {A VeggieTales Review and Giveaway!}

We LOVE the familiar vegetables Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all of their friends from VeggieTales. We have a rather large collection of their movies and watch them often. From my oldest child to my youngest, they all enjoy these cartoons with a Christian spin. Have you heard of VeggieTales latest movie, Celery […]

10 Educational Toys for 1 Year Olds

As much as I’d really like to remain in denial, it’s time to acknowledge that my little guy is nearing his first birthday at what seems like light speed.  I’m in the midst of planning his first birthday party and I’ve been thinking about how my gift giving to my children has changed over the […]

FREE Coffee Subway Art Printables for the Lover of Java

While I’m not a hot coffee drinker, I do enjoy a good frappe from time to time (or as often as possible, ahem).  In my world, caffeine is a necessity if I want to make it through the day with four young children, a house, and a husband to care for on very little sleep. […]

Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins

We really love a good muffin in our house.  They frequently grace our table as breakfast or a snack and I’m constantly on the lookout for new recipes to try. Sometimes I find a great recipe, but there are a few things that I want to try differently. That was the case with this particular […]