The Word of the Lord Is Sweeter than Honey – Let Your Children Taste!

March 11, 2015

I love reading “The Bee Tree” by Patricia Polacco to my kids – with one small change. In this story, a grandfather takes his bored-of-reading granddaughter on a “bee chase” to follow a bee to its tree. One zany neighbor after another joins them on their adventure and it makes for a fun and wacky story. At […]


The Joy of the Lord is my Strength!

March 10, 2015

Some years ago, I went through a time when I was letting worries steal my joy. I was bogged down with many worries – most of which, in retrospect, were really pretty silly things to be worried about. As a result, I was not experiencing joy. One day, my uncle said to me, “Did you know it is a […]

Ultimate Guide for Teaching Kids to Type

August 6, 2015

There are many articles on teaching kids to type that focus on comparing and choosing curricula or typing programs. I don’t think the curriculum you chose is actually the most important factor – there are many programs that offer the basic functionality you will need. Instead I’ve come up with a list of tricks, hacks, […]


Easy Kids’ Lunch: “Make your Own” Rice Pilaf

June 26, 2015

Kids love to make their own food – and they’re more likely to eat it if they do. Here’s a fun kids’ lunch idea to help capitalize on that – it’s nothing fancy – kids love it because they get to make it themselves.   “Make your Own” Rice Pilaf. Give each kid a helping […]


“Make your Own Board Game” Kit

June 25, 2015

I’ve always enjoyed board games from the time I was a kid. I think they can have great educational value too. The right game can teach or reinforce a concept, fact, or skill in such a fun way that you don’t even know you’re learning. One day, I was browsing the web looking for educational board […]


Dream House: Free Board Game Teaches Multiplication

May 20, 2015

My daughter and I developed “Dream House” together. It is a creative, non-competitive game that can be used to reinforce concepts of multiplication and area – and to give practice with multiplication facts. It is perfect for kids who enjoy creative, non-competitive activities. We have a “make your own board game kit” that I put together […]


Grain-Free Fish Cakes – perfect for school lunch

March 11, 2015

I am always trying to get more fish in my kids diet. They readily eat fish at home, but a school lunch is another thing. So far tuna salad is the only solution I’ve found – until these fish cakes! My inspiration came from this recipe: “Leave Happier blog – Grain Free Fish Cakes” The […]