Whole Wheat Apple Pie Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Syrup

It’s officially fall!! That means that our home fills with the smells of apples and pumpkins as I concoct as many recipes featuring those two fall yummy foods.  Today I want to share with you a pancake recipe that has quickly become one of the most requested breakfast options in our house–whole wheat apple pie […]

A Sock Monkey Birthday Party!

  Two weeks ago, our youngest turned one year old. Our family typically does not throw birthday parties because we do family adventure days instead but the one birthday that we always make sure to throw a party for is the first one. Though we don’t throw huge parties, we do want to gather family […]

FREE Johnny Appleseed Printables for Preschool-2nd Grade!

  There are only a few more days until it is officially fall and with this season come one of the most delicious fruits—apples! Apples are fun to study during this time of year and Johnny Appleseed is a great person to focus on with your little ones if you are using this theme!   […]

10 Tips for Handling Separation Anxiety in Your Baby or Toddler

As a stay at home mom, my children have all grown up with me in the home with them.  I’m the one that feeds them, soothes them, nurtures them, helps them, carries them, and more throughout the day to day happenings in our home. My husband is a very hands on father, but he also […]

Classical Music for Children: Resources for Young Ages

When I was a child, I was mostly exposed to classic R&B music.  As I got older, I tended to follow the popular movements of my teen years (*NSync, anyone?) but I eventually grew tired of the often meaningless lyrics, repetitive tunes, and synthesized voices. I started branching out and exploring other venues. One day, […]

When I Grow Up Fashion Show Game and Race{Plus FREE Community Helpers Printables}

Is it already the end of August? Where did the summer go? It’s time for Poppins Book Nook! A monthly virtual book club where several bloggers share a book and a craft or activity that correspond to a select theme. This month’s theme was “What Will I Be When I Grow Up?” When I was […]

Preschool Craft Supply Organization, Must-Haves, and Tips{FREE Printable!}

Welcome to the final day in the 5 Days of Back to Homeschool: Preschool Prep series! If you’ve been following along this week, you probably noticed that many of the resources that I’ve chosen to share include lots of crafts. I love crafts. Yes, they are sometimes messy.  Yes, sometimes you end up with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 Search and Find Books for Children

My children adore search and find books.  They will spend hours hunched over them, sometimes even with a magnifying glass, hunting for the designated item or person.  It’s a great brain exercise or activity for quiet time.  Today I’m sharing some of our family’s favorite varieties of this style of book. Here’s to some searching […]