The First Dog Book Review

A Book Review by Elijah The First Dog Book Review 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…

How to Cook a Pumpkin or 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…

Interrupting Chicken

A Book Review By Landen Interrupting Chicken 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!…

Leftover Halloween candy

Leftover Halloween Candy – Friend or Foe? 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…

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…

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…

Pirate Girl Book Review

A Book Review by Emmy Pirate Girl 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,…

Home School for Pre-K thru 2nd Grade

Homeschooling your Pre-K thru Second Grader I think the question I am asked most about home school is, “What do you use (curriculum) to teach your kids?” and I find as I explain the answer to most non-homeschooling people, their eyes start to glaze over. However, to those interested, it is an honest question and so…

Something Extraordinary Book Review

A Book Review By Elijah Something Extraordinary 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…

Crustless Quiche with Bacon and Swiss

 Grab and Go Quiche… yes please! So are you like me and busy… need some grab and go ideas? Check out this crustless quiche and see if it doesn’t work for your family! My kids don’t even like swiss cheese and they can’t get enough of this bacon swiss quiche. Notice the print option below…