Angels & Shepherds & Wisemen, Oh My! A Nativity Crafts Collection

Felt Nativity Ornament

  My kids love to make crafts and do projects. Since we're focusing on the Christmas story this Advent season, I've compiled a list of Nativity crafts for all ages. Each one of these depicts characters or a symbol commonly found in the Christmas story. There's a great variety here, so kids of all sizes can find one that's age or ability appropriate. Scroll through … [Read more...]

The Why’s and How’s of Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

We chose A Beka Book for our homeschool program!

Hey Mama! Yeah you, the one who is trying to research homeschooling options. I know you are weighing the pro's and con's and wandering around slightly confused. You may be wondering if you can really do this...? (You can!) You may be wondering if homeschooling is really worth it...? (It is!) Chances are, you are definitely wondering, should I purchase a homeschool curriculum? … [Read more...]

How to Decide What’s Best

“My baby won’t sleep through the night. What should I do?” “My one-year-old is trying to eliminate one of her naps. Is she ready for that?” “My kids watch too much TV. What should I do about it?” "My toddler is becoming a little terror. But she's so cute, I just can't bear to discipline her. I can't stand to see her cry!" “I know I should teach my kids to do chores, but I … [Read more...]

Grace Upon Grace

The artistic flair of washable marker was evidence that he'd been there. I followed the evidence over the wall and behind the door. Hearing the sshh-ing from the closet, I found the culprits. This was the pinnacle of a not-so-great day. It started off well enough and then slipped into chaos faster than lightening strikes the ground. Fights erupted. Retaliations … [Read more...]

What to REALLY Expect as a Mom

This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting STC in such a tangible way. Many of you have probably read at least one of the books in the What to Expect series. From prenatal nutrition to childhood development, this series is the go-to resource of many parents when it comes to...well, what to expect! Here's my version...the cold, hard, wonderful … [Read more...]