Our Custom Advent Calendar // Day 7

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. // Luke 2:4 For the seventh day of Advent, I created a simple yarn-wrapped Star of David. It’s an extremely easy DIY project, but wrapping

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Our Custom Advent Calendar // Day 16

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had

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Little Library: Ocean & Seashore Books

As we prepare for our summer beach vacation, we have been reading books about the ocean and seashore and discussing water safety. The last time we visited the beach, our daughter was only 6 months and not yet mobile so we just had to ensure she had adequate sun protection and didn’t get sand in

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Continent Study: North American Farm Life Collection

In preparation for our future continent and zoology studies, I’ve begun compiling groups of Schleich, Safari Ltd. and Papo animal figurines that are representative of various locales and habitats. I will be sharing them here on my blog in the hope they may help other families beginning their small animal collections for their children prioritize

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10 Fun Ways to Use Small Animal Figurines at Home

Our daughter has always loved animals. For her first Christmas, we began a simple Schleich animal collection and have continued to add onto it every few months. They make excellent stocking stuffers or small gift purchases since, individually, they are pretty inexpensive. We began with a few farm animals, then added some animals we see

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The Best Rainbow Gifts for Kids

Spring is here! In Kentucky, that means Redbud trees are in full bloom displaying glorious shades of pink and purple, birds are returning from their winter migration, rabbits are resurfacing from their hidden hibernation spots, and rain will be experienced plenty in the coming months. But with rain comes an excuse to play in mud

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Simple Gift Ideas for Little Builders

We recently built a new table for our daughter. It’s our first official build we’ve done as a family! Since Christmas, we’ve been in the process of arranging our home a bit to better suit our needs. The biggest change entailed turning our former formal dining room into a playroom. Before, our daughter’s toys were

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10 Simple Ways to Begin Montessori at Home

Are you interested in empowering your child to become more independent, increasingly confident in their abilities, and, most importantly, kind and caring toward others? Please consider these 10 simple ways to begin implementing Montessori at home   SIMPLIFY Establish order in your home environment and maintain a simple rhythm to your days. I am no

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