• BOOKS,  LIVING,  PARENTING,  READING VLOG

    Mother’s Day & Reading Weekend Vlog

    This was a different but yet still really good Mother’s Day weekend. I love my family and my mother and mother-in-law and feel so blessed!           The game we’re playing in the video is Colt Express. FOSTER CARE BLOG POST OUR FOSTER CARE TIMELINE   BOOKS I’M READING HERE: Angela’s Ashes A.D. 30 Mistborn The Broken Way Stay The Dry

  • DIY Escape Room Style Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt for Kids
    HOMESCHOOL,  PARENTING

    Escape Room Style Easter Scavenger Hunt

    I had so much fun making an Escape Room for the kids a few weeks ago I knew I wanted to use what I had learned during that process and make an Escape Room Style Easter Scavenger Hunt. I didn’t take any photos during the hunt because I was having so much fun watching them figure everything out but I’ll explain exactly what we did. I’ll even share all the clues we made and you can use them as is if that works for you/your home or you can change them or use different clues but using what I share as a guide. One of the ways I know the…

  • Easy DIY Escape Room for Kids
    HOMESCHOOL,  PARENTING

    An Easy DIY Escape Room for Kids

    At the beginning of last week I had a random-middle-of-the-night idea to make a DIY escape room for my kids. I’m not normally big into planning activities for my kids, Raeca often asks for a scavenger hunt for her birthday and that’s about the extent of it. But for whatever reason the idea came into my head and I got really excited about it. I searched on Pinterest for ideas and of course I got a few ideas but there was no ready-made escape room, it was a lot of getting little ideas here and there.     I wanted to keep the escape room simple (for me) and didn’t…

  • Simplicity Parenting Online Book Club
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    The Best Gospel-Centered Parenting Podcasts and Episodes

    It may come as a surprise to some who know me, but I don’t just read books. 😉 A few days ago I shared some of my favorite parenting books and I also wanted to share some of my favorite parenting podcasts and episodes. I listen to a decent amount of podcasts – my favorite times to listen are when I am doing my make up or if I’m baking or making supper and the kids are otherwise occupied. Plus, on the rare occasion I have a car ride without the kids I will listen then. I have a variety of different podcasts I listen to, most are about general gospel-centered…

  • Unschooling with Intention - A Free Online Workshop for Homeschoolers Who Want to Unschool
    BOOKS,  FAITH,  PARENTING

    The Best Parenting Books Every Christian Parent Should Read

    The unofficial theme here this month is “parenting”, which I kicked off with a parenting themed Scripture writing challenge a few weeks ago. Of course I couldn’t have a themed month without a book list! I wanted to share some of the best biblical-based parenting books I have read over the years. But first I wanted to share a disclaimer and say that these books in no way take priority over reading the Bible and discovering for ourselves what God has called us to as parents. That being said, I find good biblical-based parenting books can be very encouraging, if you are looking for some, here are eleven of my…

  • Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge - Parenting: Bible verses and passages on parenting
    FAITH,  LIVING,  PARENTING,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Parenting

    I mentioned in my last post that I have really been enjoying Scripture writing over the last number of months (and on and off over the last number of years). I have been printing off a monthly Scripture writing challenge for the last few months which has been good but that particular site basis their verses off of the Bible study they are currently going through and because I don’t pay for the Bible study the monthly Scripture writing can feel a little all over the place. So, I decided to do what I always decide to do in this kind of situation: make my own. If I were really…