Have you ever been stuck in a waiting room with your kids ? Do you wish for a simple and imaginative activity suitable for road trips? Would you like a handy way to keep your kids creatively occupied while Read More
A tale of how one busy type-A mama learns what really matters when guests come to call…
First of all, I should point out that I don’t shower every day. Is that TMI? Hey, that’s how everyone does it in just about every other country of the world…
On (most) non-shower days, I take what my mom calls a “birdie bath”. This basically involves a quick wash of “areas of concern”, performed in front of the sink (because there are no bathtubs in my house).
Of course I wouldn’t dream of skipping my shower or birdie bath on a morning when guests were scheduled for a visit. That would just be gross. Who does that?Read More
Don’t you just love place card holders?
The possibilities are endless…use them to label food dishes, announce a special message, provide instructions, display photos, add Read More
Wishing you a Merry Christmas from my Yankee Homestead family!
Thank you so much for joining this journey towards a healthier life. Our Yankee Homestead fan base has grown by leaps and bounds in 2014, and I’m happy to have each of you as subscribers, Facebook fans, Pinterest followers, readers and friends.
I especially love to read your comments and emails, so keep those coming! Your comments add much to the community here at the homestead, and are greatly appreciated.
Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store as we head into 2015…
As I shared in Confessions of a Recovering Scolder, I’ve learned–and am still learning–that while scolding may not ruin my children, it’s certainly not the best way to win their hearts or influence their behavior.
If you ever struggle with unleashing on your children because for crying out loud you’ve already told them sixteen times and when will they ever learn to do as they’re told, I hope this series of 5 Effective Alternatives to Scolding will encourage and inspire you to speak life-giving words into their hearts.
Lady Cleaning Toilet
Although Yankee Homestead officially began late in the year of 2012, this year–2013–was the year that it really took off.
As a new blogger, I’ve been so fascinated by all the ins and outs of blogging, including the ways that folks make their way here to Yankee Homestead.
My favorite ways for folks to follow along are, of course, by subscribing via email (you can do that by entering your email address in the box on the right hand side of this screen) or following along on Facebook.
But every day, countless visitors arrive via Pinterest, other social media and regular ol’ search engines.
As this year draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite search terms that have brought real, live readers to Yankee Homestead.