As my kids grow older and their “stuff” seems to multiply overnight, I find myself wondering how many toys a kid really needs.Read More
Listening to Bible verses set to song is an amazingly effective way to memorize Scripture. What better way to encourage your family’s efforts at Bible memory than listening to awesome Scripture music for kids? Read More
Need a little help choosing the best toys for creative play? Each toy listed below has been well-loved by my three children. Your kids will love them too! Read More
Sometimes you just gotta hit the pause button.
I’ve been MIA from the blog for a few weeks, so today’s post is a quick detour from my usual health and wellness resources to give a brief personal update…Read More
Looking for non-gadget learning toys for preschoolers? You’re in luck…I’ve got a few ideas to share!
Here at the Yankee Homestead, we try to choose the types of toys and activities that foster creativity and build real skills.
Listed below are our very favorite learning toys for preschoolers…from a homeschooling mom of three boys.Read More
This simple family Scripture memory system really works! Finally, my family is memorizing Scripture together with lasting results, in five minutes or less each day.
It’s one thing to memorize a Bible verse. It’s another thing to keep that verse memorized as you continue to add more verses to your repertoire. If you’ve become frustrated in your efforts to commit Bible verses to memory–and keep them memorized–you’ve got to try this simple system.Read More
I guest posted this week over at Money Saving Mom, all about my early budget training as a child, my husband’s lack of budget training, and what we’re doing now to train our own children. It all started with a Velveeta cheese box…
What I Learned About Money from a Velveeta Cheese Box
The irony is not lost on me.
While my real-food adult self wouldn’t touch the stuff with a ten foot pole, I’m thankful for what I learned about money from a Velveeta cheese box as a child.Read More
I get it–I know cabin fever is a real thing. I know it’s hard to get everyone bundled up. I know it’s cold. I know some days are sunless and dreary. Many people simply do not enjoy winter.
While I happen to love winter–A decade spent in Texas left me homesick for full blown seasons and I was thrilled to return to “real” winter (and spring and summer and fall) here on the east coast–I get it. I’m just as thrilled as the next gal when spring finally arrives.
But here’s the thing–those of us who have a real winter every year can’t wish away the snow, the gray days, or the reality of being stuck inside for days on end with kids who are going stir crazy.
So we can either Read More
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! If you shudder at the thought of all the sugar, food dyes, and sketchy ingredients looming just around the corner in the form of valentine treats, these non-candy valentine ideas are for you. In honor of my crew of three boys, these valentines are geared toward the guys but would work equally well for gal pals. Read More
Marriage is not always easy, but you probably don’t need me to tell you that.
12-and-a-half years of marriage don’t make me an expert, but Read More