I've used some form or fashion of busy box/bag for my kiddos for years! But the older kiddos are beginning to weary of my playdough and flash cards. So, in addition to growing the content of the boxes to their ages and skill levels, I'm also putting together some other things for them to build … Continue reading Busy Boxes: Homestead Style
Let's be frank for a second- kids are oftentimes counterproductive. But, with clear instructions and guidance (at times I swear I'm a drill sergeant...) my kids can become my greatest asset. Instead of book work today for math, I brought them with me into farm mode and together we did some work for the chickens. … Continue reading Real Life Homeschool Lesson
You know what changes for homeschooling, homesteaders in the midst of social distancing ordinances? Not a whole lot, actually. In fact, it has been pretty difficult to frame this whole virus thing with rationality because of all the highly publicised "toilet paper crisis alerts." I'm praying for those affected by sickness and hardship (as I … Continue reading Practicing and Perfecting Skills
Sometimes I struggle with feeling restless and bored with the mundane day-to-day operations on the ol' homestead. I think if we're honest, most people do feel that way about life at some point. But I tend to handle it in a systematic fashion that has helped me cope with my chronic ADHD need to be … Continue reading Restlessness and my Remedy
One of my friends had a baby...like 3 months ago... I know, I dropped the baby gift ball. It's hard to find the time to craft (or perfect a craft) when you have 3 littles all vying for your attention. But, I'm making progress, which is something! Here's what I've gotten so far: So I … Continue reading Embroidery Project
It has been raining here literally since I woke up at 7:45 this morning (likely before) and still hasn't let up. As such, we set about indoor activities today. My son went with our good friends (and incidentally his favorite sitter) for a fun day at the pumpkin patch and a costume party. I don't … Continue reading Rainy Autumn Saturday
Today I finished Baby Ian's quilt. He's due at the end of July, so I'm not sure he'll get a ton of use out of it before it cools down some, but my kiddos always liked being extra warm and snuggly regardless of the weather. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I … Continue reading Some More Quilting
That's what preparedness is all about; knowing how to live in uncertain times because you don't know what the future holds, all the while knowing it's God who holds the future.