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
In honor of the Thanksgiving week, I am sharing my favorite yam casserole recipe with you. Especially great for Thanksgiving but also good for Christmas too! Yam Casserole Recipe Ingredients 3 cups cooked mashed yams or 2 cans 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 stick butter melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt Yam Casserole Instructions Mix all the above ingredients together until well blended.
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
If you have a child like that is a picky eater, hang in there. Here is help for picky eaters with a few things that seemed to work the best. My first two children were what I considered “normal” when it came to eating. They each went through a “picky eaters stage” sometime around two where it seemed like they didn’t eat anything at all
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
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