An easy but elegant DIY winter centerpiece using items you probably already have. Super frugal way to decorate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve.

DIY Elegant Winter Centerpiece

The holidays are such a wonderful time to enjoy delicious food, close friends and family, and beautiful decorations. No place brings them all together like our dining room table, which is why it is … [Read More...]

gluten free brownies turned into turkeys because gluten free kids need cute holiday treats too!

Turkey-Inspired Gluten Free Brownies

As a brand ambassador for Udi's Gluten Free, I have received products for my endorsement but opinions are 100% my own. The holidays can be such a difficult time for people who live a gluten free … [Read More...]

Over 40 Thanksgiving craft ideas for the kids

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids

I am not a crafty person but my children are hands-on learners and love being creative. So as we approach Thanksgiving, I am looking for crafts that will keep their hands busy while I fill their … [Read More...]

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Marie Callender’s Comforts from Home Supports Troops

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My family has a long history of military service, and I respect those who serve in the United States Armed Forces in anyway that I can. For instance, I was on a plane flying home […]

Over 250 ideas for what to pack in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. GREAT list to remember!

What to Pack in a Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

One of the ways our family often gives to others around the holiday is through Operation Christmas Child. We love participating in this shoebox ministry from Samaritan’s Purse but often struggle when in the moment to think of items to pack in a shoebox. Typically, we do not use one of the provided boxes but […]

As Christians, we need accountability and she has a great plan as well as an accountability group for imperfect moms.

Christians Living Broken Lives

This is an odd time of day for me to publish a new post but I have an important challenge to pass along. Yesterday, I spent a lot of time evaluating my life… my Christian life. We received some stunning news that proved even those we perceive to be the strongest Christians can fall… and […]

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5 Easy Ways to Grow Children Who Serve #ShareAMeal

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Unilever. The opinions and text are all mine. As a child, I knew when money was too tight to pay for food because my mother would always fix her plate last. She never complained, and I never went to bed hungry. However, for many […]

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Links to create a Veteran's Day unit study and a printable pack of worksheets and activities for PreK-4th grade

Veteran’s Day Unit Study with Patriotic Printable Pack

Veteran’s Day is November 11th, and before this quiet occasion slips by, let’s take the opportunity to teach our children about those who have served and are serving to keep our country free. Hands-On Learning Activities Veteran’s Day flip book at Ms. Winston’s Blog Veteran’s Day poems at Apples for the Teacher Veteran’s Day coloring […]

Good Night Gorilla Preschool Unit Study Ideas

Goodnight, Gorilla Unit Study

One of our family’s favorite children’s books is Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathman. This book becomes a marvelous unit study for young children. With miniature puppets, copywork, matching and memory games, easy color and character matching, it will be great fun and learning for your preschooler, toddler or kindergartner. Our family happens to have two copies […]

Great preschool unit study ideas. Love the boots!

Big Sarah’s Little Boots Preschool Unit Study

One of my favorite things to do with my children is sit and read together. We have logged countless hours on the couch together or snuggled on the bed reading wonderful stories that have inspired their imaginations and opened up great learning moments along the way. For my preschool children learning is a natural extension […]

A fun unit study based on Do You Know Which One Will Grow

Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow Unit Study

When we first discovered Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow, we were in love. It was a building block award nominee a couple years ago and was definitely one of our favorites on the list. Do You Know Which One Will Grow takes your child through a series of questions asking if certain things […]

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