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Nightly Christmas Stories: A Christmas Tradition

Nightly Christmas Stories: A Christmas Tradition

There are so many beautiful stories and books centered on Christmastime! Today we’re sharing two traditions to help you enjoy some Christmas stories with your family and loved ones! Reading Christmas Stories Each Night by Candlelight My family hasn’t done this tradition, but I experienced it once with another family and it has always stuck […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 10: Keep a Gratitude Log

Refresh Your Fall Day 10: Keep a Gratitude Log

Gratitude Logs. You’ve probably seen the beautiful Thanksgiving prompts floating around Facebook and Pinterest. Are you already participating in one? We’d love to hear about your experiences! I haven’t done one this year, so this challenge was perfect for today! It’s been a busy week, and this is an ideal time to reflect on the many […]

Subject-Specific Review of The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum

Subject-Specific Review of The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum

*This post has been updated as of 7/28/18 to include new levels and subjects in addition to the original November 2017 review. Looking for a great homeschool curriculum for language arts, history, science and more? I’m excited to share about the specific subjects we use from The Good & The Beautiful (TG&TB) curricula in our […]

Seeking Good: The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

Seeking Good: The Good and the Beautiful Curriculum Review

When my oldest son was tiny, my husband and I wrote a family creed of sorts that we say almost every day: “O’Loughlins are Prepared Virtuous Grateful Seeking Good Joyful Humble” I can’t think of many areas of my life where I have spent more time Seeking Good than in selecting homeschool curriculum for my […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 8: Donate Books You Don’t Read

Refresh Your Fall Day 8: Donate Books You Don’t Read

We’re going to focus on the Book Lovers here. If you’re not a book lover, you can do a simple purge of books that you don’t want or read anymore and donate them to your favorite charity. Easy Peasy! This post contains affiliate links so we get small commissions on purchases you make at no […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 7: Go outside today!

Refresh Your Fall Day 7: Go outside today!

Refresh your Fall by refreshing your soul–go outside today! If getting outside frequently isn’t a challenge for you then we want you to just enjoy your great habit today. Please let us know your tips for enjoying the wonders Nature has to offer! But if spending time outside is a challenge I hope this helps! Consider the […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 6: Clean Out Your Car

Refresh Your Fall Day 6: Clean Out Your Car

I love the feeling of a clean car! It makes me feel ready to tackle the errands I have for the day. In contrast to when my van is covered in snack crumbs and random children’s shoes. That’s just not a good feeling. So for today’s task, we’re sharing how to minimize your car stuff, […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 5: Journal for 20 Minutes

Day 5’s Refresh Your Fall Challenge is to journal for 20 minutes today! We want you to be able to get to the journaling part and enjoying your Sabbath Day, so we’re jumping in with 5 quick tips and our favorite journaling resources. This post contains affiliate links which means we’ll get a small commission […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 4: Write Your Best Qualities

Refresh Your Fall Day 4: Write Your Best Qualities

Yesterday we focused on listing a friend’s best qualities–now it’s time to think about YOUR best qualities! Understanding your talents, strengths, and best qualities can give you clarity about the good you can bring to the world! When you really know yourself, it can help guide your career, life’s mission, and day to day to-do’s. […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 2: Going Through Your Closet

Refresh Your Fall Day 2: Going Through Your Closet

We’re tackling a big project today–your closet! But don’t worry, we have some quick tips if you have a packed schedule today to still make an impact on simplifying your life! And if you have more time to work on this challenge, it could completely change your morning routine for the better. This post contains […]

Esperanza a pesar de los Días Tormentosos

Esperanza a pesar de los Días Tormentosos

¿CÓMO PUEDO AYUDAR A MIS NIÑOS A ENFRENTARSE CON UN MUNDO CRECIENTEMENTE OSCURO? ¿Cómo puedo protegerlos de todas las cosas horribles que están sucediendo? Estas preguntas han pesado en mi corazón con todas las tormentas- físicas, violentas y emocionales, que están rugiendo hoy. Sé que estos no son pensamientos que son únicos para mí, lo […]

5 Simple Ways to Study General Conference

5 Simple Ways to Study General Conference

I’m always looking for more ways to study the Gospel, so I’m excited to share these are tried-and-true methods I have used to study Conference since I got married. (So from young wife and busy college student to busier mom with lots of littles.) I hope they help you get more out of General Conference […]

Hope Through Stormy Days

Hope Through Stormy Days

How can I help my children face an increasingly dark world? How can I shield them from all the horrible things that are happening? These questions have been heavy on my heart with all the storms–physical, violent and emotional, that are raging today. I know these aren’t thoughts that are unique to me which makes […]