Saint Nicholas Day Celebrations

Saint Nicholas Day Celebrations

We don’t do typical a Santa Claus Christmas. The kids love the idea of him and we review the legend and history of St. Nicholas each year. Living in Germany, we have lots of awesome options this year to celebrate St. Nicholas Day! We look forward to Speculoos cookies, fun chocolate Santas in all shapes and sizes and colors, parades and markets galore! The kids like to … [Read More...]

10 Options for Narration

10 Options for Narration

Not all of us have super literate kids who can write pages upon pages of exquisitely written narration after listening to read alouds or quietly reading her literature and history assignments. Narration is a great assessment tool. We use narration regularly to check for comprehension and understanding. We seldom do any formal testing until high school. I love to interact … [Read More...]



Fitness Club

I’ve joined a fitness club on base and since the schools were on fall break, the trainer asked us to bring our kids. They loved it! Here’s what we … [Read More...]



My Priority

So, I have friends who are well into their 30s, 40s, 50s, – some with one or two kids and some without any kids and some with grown children. And others with … [Read More...]

Frugal Living


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eMeals gift certificates are 20% off! Whether it’s gathering around the table for a celebratory supper with friends or a relaxing family breakfast with a platter of fluffy pancakes, this is our family's favorite time of the year. It’s fun to snuggle up … [Read More...]

Free Kindle eBooks

Free Ebooks for Kindle

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Check out this brand new 2014 Gift Guide from Dayspring!

Gift Guide from Dayspring

Check out this brand new 2014 Gift Guide from Dayspring! Find the most beautiful and impactful inspirational gifts, decor & more. Something for everyone on your list! Through Wednesday, December 10, receive free shipping on a $30 Gift Guide purchase … [Read More...]