Best Pizza Crust Recipe

Best Pizza Crust Recipe

No need to go out for pizza! My kids really love pizza, as many kids do, and so I thought it might be fun to make it at home one night and see how the family liked it. I set out to find the best pizza crust recipe and gave it a go! Well, needless to say it was a success and I thought I would share the recipe and some of our creations, but I also wanted to share my experience of teaching my children how to make this…

Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

A yummy soup for a cold day! So, this past growing season my compost pile produced several acorn squash plants and a bounty of fruit! I was super excited and couldn’t wait to use them. The year prior we had grown them for the first time, however, we planted too many. This year we only planted 3 plants BUT they didn’t grow for some reason 🙁 Obviously you can understand my surprise when I saw these acorn plants growing beautifully out of my compost pit, of course the dilemma became…

The First Dog Book Review

The First Dog Book Review

A Book Review by Elijah This is Elijah’s book review of the book The First Dog, by Jan Brett (32 pages, 1992) * Parent’s note – This is a really cute book and I used it during my native people study for homeschool. Obviously it isn’t fact BUT it is a fun story to accompany history lessons. This book was also a Reading Rainbow book, which is kinda cool to me!  

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin and Squash

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin and Squash

Making homemade pumpkin made easy! It’s easy to grab a can of pumpkin but sometimes from scratch is best, especially when you have grown the pumpkin or squash in your own garden, but looking at a pumpkin or squash, it’s hard to vision them as delicious food and treats… however, turning them into yummy food is much easier than it sounds! Here’s how to cook fresh pumpkin and squash… First let me say that you can technically cook any pumpkin, though the smaller ones are usually easier to handle. Pie…

Interrupting Chicken

Interrupting Chicken

A Book Review By Landen This is Landen’s book review of the book Interrupting Chicken, by David Ezra Stein (40 pages, 2016) *Parent’s note – This book is true to fashion, the little guy wants a bedtime story, gets one… interrupts, gets another… interrupts and it ends with dad asleep before his son! How many nights have your little ones out-storied you? My kids loved this book and Landen enjoyed telling the joke he included in his review for quite awhile.

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween candy

So What do you do with all of that leftover Halloween Candy? Another Halloween has come to a close and during the celebration, candy is always the highlight, and as Halloween brings in handfuls of candy, if not bag fulls, many parents worry about their children having too much. If you aren’t keen on the excess sugar, chemicals, calories, or you just have multiple children (and the multiple load of candy), what do you do? Here is a quick rundown of what you can do with that candy, of course…

How to Bake Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

How to Bake Pumpkin and Squash Seeds

Seasonal Snack and lots of fun While you are hollowing out those pumpkins for Jack O Lanterns or for pies or perhaps you are making some squash soup, you might ask yourself… what should I do with the seeds? Well, here’s how to bake pumpkin and squash seeds! If you are like me you will want to bake them into yummy snacks! It’s easy and sometimes the best part of cutting open a pumpkin or squash! There are so many ways to do this, so I will include my favorite…

Free-Range Kids, yay or nay?

Free-Range Kids, yay or nay?

Free-range Kids… is it for you? While walking out of the library the other day, a book, Free-Range Kids, caught my eye and I grabbed it, which is a bit unusual for me because unless a book is about crock pot recipes or gardening, I usually don’t check out books for myself (library trips are usually for the kids), and it isn’t that I don’t like books, I love books, I have shelves full of books… I’ve just become that busy mom with too many excuses! After a day of homeschooling,…

Pirate Girl Book Review

Pirate Girl Book Review

A Book Review by Emmy This is Emmy’s book review for the book Pirate Girl, by Cornelia Funke (32 pages, 2005) *Parents note- The book Pirate Girl brings the concept of pirates to girls but does start with a girl getting kidnapped by pirates. My daughter thought it was both sad for a bit, then happy at the end, and enjoyed the Pirate theme. My only wish, and this is me being a bit feminist I guess, is that Molly would have done more to help her situation, rather then wait…

Something Extraordinary Book Review

Something Extraordinary Book Review

A Book Review By Elijah This is Elijah’s book review for the book Something Extraordinary, by Ben Clanton (40 pages, 2015) *Parent’s note- This is a cute book that helps kids use their imaginations along with the little guy in the book… wishing for things, even crazy things, can be fun, but it’s often the small things that are awesome. This is a great bedtime story for little ones and the illustrations are very sweet.