It’s time for I’m Bored Christmas Edition. Because, it is official. It is Christmas break at our house. And that means I’ll be hearing, “I’m bored!” before we’ve even finished breakfast. When holiday homeschooling, this can be a struggle. The usual routine is gone and we need a bit of structure for our day. Even for Christmas school. So we’ve decided to resurrect the I’m
Here is the habit that helped us simplify gift giving for our children. Three gifts for Christmas. The calendar flipped to November. Today, the days to Christmas widget on my desktop says 46 days. Time to panic? Five children x how many presents???? Since early in our parenting, we have given three gifts to each of our children, just as the wise men brought three
Simplicity. Simple things, simple joys, simple beauty. It’s what I crave right now. I guess it’s understandable, since we sold/donated/gave away almost everything we owned when we moved back in September. I am finding that I have a desire to keep life that way. Simple. Even a simple Christmas. How to Have a Simple Christmas for the Homeschool Mom When you look closely enough, what beauty there is in
This is an easy Chocolate Mint Brownies recipe. The rich, creamy center and moist chocolate cake are topped off by a smooth chocolate topping. The green mint center gives it a Christmasy feel. I have taken these chocolate mint brownies to many potlucks and always receive multiple requests for the recipe. I use 1 tsp. peppermint extract instead of the cream de menthe, as most
We have hosted our family’s Thanksgiving celebration for many years. Each year about this time, I start making lists. Guest lists. Menu lists. Grocery lists. To-do lists. And so on. And every year I find myself straining my already-strained brain trying to remember last Thanksgiving and what worked and what didn’t. That is, until I started the note to self habit. Here is how to
Do you have Thanksgiving traditions, habits you turn to? We do and we’re sharing 10 Thanksgiving habits today. We hope you will find some here to be thankful for as well. 10 Thanksgiving Habits for Your Homeschool 1. Kendra’s Thankfulness Tree is a memory-making treasure for every year. 2. Kendra’s Note to Self makes such great sense. Adopt this habit this Thanksgiving and save yourself
Oh I am such the rule follower. However, today I’m going to share about having simple holidays and breaking the rules. Also known as doing those to dos early. December is such a busy time in our homes and homeschools, why not move a few of those ‘to-dos’ to November? I did all of the following early the last several years. The only rule is
Just what to have for Christmas breakfast? Every year there is the Great Christmas Breakfast Debate and here is a listing of our favorite recipes. When I was a kid, every Christmas morning my mom would make a huge batch of hot cocoa and a towering pile of buttered toast. And that was breakfast. Cocoa and toast. Simple, but I loved it. I still do.