Monday mission: remember we’re in this for the long haul {vlog}


Good morning!  Are you guys ready for a new week?  I am, even though I'm a little bit nervous/excited about what I have to share with you today. At the end of 2013 some of you might remember I started giving myself Monday Missions - simple tasks … [Continue reading]

Creating family friendly routines: stay flexible, stay sane.

This week I'm talking about keeping our sanity and our smiles by creating family friendly routines.  This is easier said than done in the face of play groups, extra curricular activities, sports, clubs, family events, church, school, and all of the … [Continue reading]

Creating family friendly routines: keep it simple and be selective.

January is the time for new calendars, fresh starts, and for many of us the new year is when we revamp our family routines.  But I have found that adding new elements to an established routine or altering schedules when life situations change can be … [Continue reading]

We read it: May B. (a giveaway)


There are affiliate links in this post. Thanks! I'm excited today to share one of our favorite reads for middle grades and up today:  May B. is a novel written by Caroline Starr Rose, about a young pioneer girl on the Kansas prairie. Written … [Continue reading]

The Wisdom of Wonder


We're still digging out from under our most recent snow storm, so I'm sharing some of my favorite posts from the SK archives.  Today's post was written by Lisa Boisvert MacKenzie of  The Wonder of Childhood. – Kara A little child looks up at … [Continue reading]