New Hope Valley Train

by Sarah on 13 April, 2014

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If you follow us on Instagram, you might have seen a snap from the New Hope Valley Train ride we took last Saturday. It was a neat little excursion that’s a must-do for anyone who’s got a little train enthusiast on their hands. My son really enjoyed it. The train takes an hour-long jaunt through […]

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Menstrual Cups

by Sarah on 9 April, 2014

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Today we have a guest post by Samantha of Sweet Potatoes and Social Change. Her blog is all about homesteading in a small space, real food eating, and saving money. She’s a relatively new blogger, but she’s already got a ton of great stuff. Go check it out. It’s okay. I’ll wait. Nice, right?  Today […]

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As soon as I saw these felt activity sets by Jessica Hipp, my imagination started to run wild with possibilities for play. Hand-cut from felt, these sets provide a template for play that limited only by your child’s imagination. I’m so excited to feature her products this month. (Along with a Featured Freebie for April!) […]

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April Giveaway Hints

by Sarah on 31 March, 2014

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I can’t wait to tell you what our April Giveaway will be. Read the clues and see if you can make a guess! 1. April showers bring… clouds, 2. And a rainbow, 3. And a name that will make you smile.  

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Teaching preschoolers about weather can be a simple yet effective way to integrate comparison, vocabulary and even simple math into your daily routine. Part of our daily homeschool activities involves a quick look at a calendar (I’ll share that later) and a super-simple weather report. My son looks out the window and decides if it’s […]

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Spring Walk

by Sarah on 28 March, 2014

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Now that the weather seems to be turning a corner toward spring, we’ve started taking more walks. I’m fortunate to live in a location where we can walk to several stores and even the mall. But last week we took a walk with a very specific purpose: to look for Spring! Going for a Spring […]

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Share the Love

by Sarah on 27 March, 2014

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If you haven’t heard about it yet, Share the Love is a nation-wide cloth diaper bank for families in need. It’s sponsored by Cottonbabies, makers of bumGenius, Flip, and Econobum. Local volunteer hosts help facilitate the process– from collecting diaper donations to educating recipient families about how to use them. I first found out about […]

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Introducing 10 on 10

by Sarah on 10 March, 2014

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I first discovered Rebekah Gough’s blog, A Bit of Sunshine, three years ago when my son was still a small baby. It was one of the first blogs that I began following. I was blown away by her amazing photography and neat crafting ideas. She has a monthly feature called 10 on 10 in which […]

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Packing tips for Kids

by Sarah on 7 March, 2014

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I recently returned from a month-long journey with my two kids. We stayed in three cities in two states. I’m no stranger to packing up my little clan to go on the road. Both Hubby’s and my parents live in different states so we’ve made a lots of trips like this. I wrote about one trip […]

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Friday Funnies: Take Me Away!

by Sarah on 7 March, 2014

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a Friday post. And although I meant to even while we were out of town for a month, things got a little hectic and I wasn’t able to post much. So what happened? Sickness. The first night we arrived my son had a stomach bug and that was […]

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