Resurrection Day Resources

In our home, we don’t do “Easter” as it were, with eggs and bunnies and those types of things. We focus on Jesus and his sacrifice and what it means for us, giving thanks to the Father! We call it “Resurrection Day,” so we fully grasp why this is such a momentous and joyous occasion. It can be hard to find resources to teach about the Resurrection in a kid-friendly way, so I set out to find activities for you to use in your home and homeschool during this time of year. This article originally appeared on my old blog,

Get Back on Track with Meal Planning After the Holidays

It’s so easy to veer off the course of eating well during the holiday season. October through December involve so many activities, especially for homeschoolers! The meal plan sort of fades from existence and you just wing it…which we know never ends well. That all changes now! It’s time to get back on track after all the holiday indulgence. Please join me over at Outmatched Mama today as we discuss how to transition back into a meal planning routine. I give some tips for how to accommodate for what is in your pantry (or not) after holiday cooking and how

Gifts for Homeschoolers – Need Ideas?

Looking to buy some gifts for homeschoolers in your life, but not sure what to get? Or maybe you homeschool and want to get gifts for your kids that they’ll love but will encourage lifelong learning or cater to their extracurricular preferences. I’ve curated 30 ideas for homeschool families with pre-K to middle school age children. These include gifts related to science, math, reading, social studies, art and music (so basically any subject you teach, lol). This article originally appeared on my old blog, Townsley Times. If you came here looking for this particular article but thought you were going

Minimalist(ish) Stocking Stuffers

If you know me personally, you know I struggle with holidays and giving and receiving. Last year I was very outspoken against participating in Christmas, much to hubby’s chagrin, so we have compromised this year and will do a few things at his request. One of those things is to do stockings again. As a minimalist at heart (but not so much in practice – it’s a goal I’m always working toward), I came up with some ideas for stocking stuffers that will be enjoyed by the kids but not be a bunch of little China cheapies that will get