Song of the Week 2018

Song of the Week 2018

To learn more about the benefits of using music like a Song of the Week in your home, please see my original post introducing this fun and simple routine. It has lots of great tips for choosing a “song method” and the inspiration behind this program, as well as other song lists. This is my […]

Girls Night Out: 90’s Dance Party Recap

Girls Night Out: 90’s Dance Party Recap

Do you ever just need a night to party? A night with no “scrubs”? (Especially scrubs wearing hats, those are the worst kind (don’t worry about it, it’s an inside joke)). This past fall, the Utah sisters behind This Blue Dress were in desperate need of such a night. I (Tara), won 2 free tickets […]

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

So they tell you not to eat the yellow snow….(that’s some good advice right there!) But what about the other snow? I remember always playing in the snow with my siblings, building snowmen and forts, and making snow angels. However, there’s a lot less excitement for me now, especially because I was just hired on […]

Thank You to the World’s Best Parents

Thank You to the World’s Best Parents

To my parents on their anniversary Thank you for loving me enough to be a parent, when what I thought I needed was a friend. Thank you for always pushing me to be my best but for loving me no matter what. Thank you for telling me “no” sometimes, even though I didn’t understand why […]

25 Days of Christmas Traditions

25 Days of Christmas Traditions

So you’ve seen our Christmas Bucket List. Now we’re excited to share the details of some of our Christmas TRADITIOOOOONS! Sorry, couldn’t resist a reference to one of our favorite classic movies. One of the perks of a big family is having lots of people to build memories and traditions with over the years. And […]

Christmas 2017 Bucket List

Christmas 2017 Bucket List

We had so much fun crossing things off of our Fall Bucket List that we decided to make it a seasonal thing! This time we just made a running list because there was so much overlap. We’ll be sharing lots of posts about these activities–check back at this post for more details throughout the month! […]

My Postpartum Rollercoaster

My Postpartum Rollercoaster

I really don’t like rollercoasters. The amusement park kind or the hypothetical kind. I am so fine, happier even, being the “stuff holder” and waiting for everyone to enjoy their ride. That is my happy place. But you can’t be your own “stuff holder”. When your emotions are going nutso, who holds your stuff while […]

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 […]