Are you looking for some festive and simple fall inspiration? Check out these 10 fun ways to decorate your Halloween pumpkins! 10 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins! 1. Painted Pumpkins by Aubree Originals You can create A TON of fun designs using acrylic paints that you can easily get at your local craft store or online. This tutorial gives you a step-by-step guide for painting monster faces but you can paint whatever you want on your pumpkins! 2. Tissue Paper ... Read More about 10 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Halloween Pumpkins
10 Best Fall Cookie Recipes
One of the yummiest ways to usher in the fall season is by baking some tasty treats. You'll LOVE these 10 fall cookie recipes; some of the best I've found! I figure today is the PERFECT day to post about fall cookies since it's September 22nd - the official first day of fall 2022. Happy Autumnal Equinox! 10 Best Fall Cookie Recipes 1. Pumpkin Cookies with Brown Butter Frosting - Betty Crocker These cookies are a tried and trusted fall staple in my household. Don't skip the brown ... Read More about 10 Best Fall Cookie Recipes
Is Teaching Poetry a Waste of Time?
If you're a parent or a teacher, chances are pretty high that you feel pressure to teach the children in your care meaningful skills. With so many of the standard subjects to cover and never enough hours in the day, is teaching poetry a waste of time? Is teaching poetry a waste of time? Before directly addressing this question, I want to take a moment to remember January 2019, the day the world lost the beloved poet, Mary Oliver. As soon as I heard the news, time felt fuzzy and my ... Read More about Is Teaching Poetry a Waste of Time?
My 3 Biggest Homeschooling Mistakes
After 12 years of homeschooling, I've identified my 3 biggest homeschooling mistakes. I want to share them with you so that you can avoid making them too! I've been thinking about all of the things that have worked well for us, as well as the things that haven't. The curriculum that was a total flop versus the materials that ended up being an ideal fit. We've had some of the most incredible field trips, amazing science experiments, and unique opportunities. But we've also had plenty ... Read More about My 3 Biggest Homeschooling Mistakes
How to Avoid the Busyness Trap
If you've been feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it's time to slow down and consider how to avoid the busyness trap! First, what exactly is the "Busyness Trap"? You know that thing that happens when you find yourself standing in the kitchen, staring at piles of dishes and a messy countertop? The feeling of mild panic that rises up when you wonder how in the world you're going to get everything cleaned up AND figure out what to do for dinner BEFORE you round up your kiddos and rush out ... Read More about How to Avoid the Busyness Trap