Scented Baked Cotton Balls from the NEW book 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids!

As always, affiliate links included for your convenience in this review. A few months ago, I had the chance to preview and help proofread a beautiful new book from my friend Asia (from called 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids. The truth of the matter is that I contributed little to the writing process. However, by reading and re-reading every […]

Treats that aren’t sweets: 11 Halloween candy alternatives for trick or treaters.

My (barely) four-year-old has officially started a countdown for Halloween. Not that she REALLY remembers Halloween from last year–she just has some vague notion of fun costumes, getting to play games at the library because it’s a holiday (huh?), and ridiculous amounts of candy. We do sweets in moderation, but there’s nothing moderate about the amount […]

Melted Crayon Pumpkins: No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating with Kids!

Melted crayons on pumpkins is not a new no-carve pumpkin decorating idea, but this year is the first time we’ve tried it at our house. Thanks to my dad (the pumpkin farmer) we have a lot of pumpkins. So we’re always looking for new decorating ideas! Here’s how we did it: Melted Crayon Pumpkin Decorating Peel your crayons […]

Bike Seats, Tagalongs, Trailers, & Cargo Bikes: Comparing the Options for Biking with Kids

We’ve partnered with Yuba Bicycles for a series of posts all about biking with kids! Before we settled on the Yuba, I obsessively researched all of the ways we could haul, carry, or ride with our two young girls. In the end, we decided that the Yuba was the solution that would fit our girls the best and last […]

35 tools, books, resources, and ideas to support your homeschool preschool!

Homeschool Preschool Plan In my last post, I told you about five approaches to home preschool and how I lean towards a combination of unschooling, unit studies, and Charlotte Mason. As I was wrapping my mind around the upcoming preschool year, I made a list of areas that I think are important for me to include and explore with […]

Finding an Approach to Learning that Fits Your Home Preschool

It’s the time of year when most of our little friends fill their backpacks with fresh crayons, glue, pencils, and scissors and head off to preschool or kindergarten. But not our girls! We’ve made the decision to start their school years at home. I don’t have a formal background in early childhood education (I was an English major with […]