Homeschool Plans for 2015-2016

This time of year seems a lot like Christmas around here.  Huge boxes stuffed with books and other goodies arrive almost daily on our doorstep.  We eagerly anticipate their arrival and dive into the boxes as soon as possible. We’re all aglow with the love of new school supplies: fresh notebooks and sketchbooks, new opportunities […]

Art Journaling with Kids: Doodle on Photographs

I’ve had the pleasure over the past few months to host and art camp for kids in our home.  It was an amazing experience and combined two of the things I love most: art and kids.  We had a blast making different projects each week and learning all sorts of techniques, from watercolor (definitely the […]

Stash-Busting Crochet Afghan

This simple and stunning crochet afghan uses only double crochet stitches throughout the main part of the blanket.  The color gradation comes from blending three colors of yarn together and adding new colors as your skein runs out. It’s the perfect project to use up leftover worsted weight yarn. I’m not sure about you, but […]

More Color Your Own Flipcharts

I’m delighted to share some more coloring pages/flipcharts for LDS Primary Music Leaders with you today.  You can use these in your LDS Primary or in your home to help your children better learn the words of our beloved Primary songs. I love using flipcharts like this to help the children in our congregation learn […]

Ways to Keep a Busy Toddler Entertained on a Road Trip

We recently made a very long journey across the country.  My sister and I and our collective 6 children piled into her SUV and joined the family caravan to Iowa (an 18 hour drive) to visit my Grandparents and other family who live nearby.  My big kids are used to traveling in the car.  We’re […]

Seven Favorite Hat Patterns to Knit for Charity

Simple and beautiful hats to knit for charity.  A list of great, quick projects to donate to cancer patients, preemie babies and homeless shelters. I don’t spend as much time knitting as I used to, but it’s still the only thing I can do as a passenger in the car. Because I get extremely motion […]

A Lesson on Courage I learned From My Toddler

I watched from a distance as Elijah intently eyed the “big boy” going up the steps to the top of the waterslide.  Elijah had been gleefully going down the smaller slides at the indoor water park on our Iowa trip repeatedly.  Each time he climbed the steps, I watched as he contemplated continuing up to […]