Raising children with character #‎HTCompassion‬

Building Character in Kids 9

*Disclosure: I am a part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Harvest Time and I received compensation as a part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.* If we want the world to be a better place, we should start by being better to our children. Our children are the most important people in the world to us parents. We raise them with our values, morals and beliefs, using every single day {Read More}

Family Day at Walter’s Fruit Ranch in Green Bluff, WA

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Fall is my favorite time of year. I just love when the weather cools off and we get to pull out the sweaters that have been shoved to the back of our drawers during summer. I absolutely love all the colors of fall, the trees always changing and then making a beautiful blanket on the ground. Everything about fall makes me warm, happy and sentimental. This is the time of year that I love doing those special, memory-creating activities with my {Read More}

Our 2014-15 Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum List

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* This post contains affiliate links but no review items* In a little over one week, the boys and I will embark on our new adventure in homeschooling. We have some some ‘schooling’ at home before, when they were young, but nothing like this, so it really will be a new learning experience for us all. I am so excited to get started and the are, too, Cohen especially! Cohen (6 years old) will be in first grade and Eli (4.5 {Read More}

North Idaho Local Life :: Favorite family camping spot

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Last weekend we went camping as a family of 5, for the first time. Yes, Natalie is 2 years old and we haven’t been camping together before this! How sad! I knew it was going to be so much fun, though, so we packed the car as full as we could (we felt like sardines!) and headed to the Breakwater Campground area, in Cataldo, ID, because we were recommended there by a friend. We didn’t know what to expect..all we {Read More}

School Changes: taking things one year at a time

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I know a lot of you readers are new to my blog, but if you have been around here for a while, you know that I have always had a desire to homeschool. From my Tot School adventures with both boys when they were young, to the K4 year that I did with Cohen, teaching my kids at home holds a special place in my heart. Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be two things when I grew up; {Read More}

Never Wordless Wednesday: family, friends & sunshine {the best things in life}

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I’ve said a few times in my posts that this summer has been absolutely CRAZY for us but here are just a few photos to show just how busy we actually are! :p Ha. We spend the days outdoors, at the park or the beach, most days, by ourselves or with friends. It has been our busiest summer yet, but also the best! Natalie got her cast off a week ago, so it has been nice to play in the {Read More}

Hello Kitty Party Ideas – Happy 2nd Birthday, Natalie! #NatTurns2

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My beautiful little girl is now 2 YEARS OLD! I can hardly believe it. She is just getting so big and oh, so independent. Seriously, this girl is just so different from the boys at this age. She never, ever stops moving. And wants to do everything for herself, not wanting my help at.all. And while that sounds nice, I’m pretty sure it actually makes things more difficult for me! I think that once she starts talking more than things {Read More}

Making a Boredom Buster Kit for ‘Indoor Days’

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Whether the weather outside is too cold, too rainy, or even too hot, it’s a good idea to have a Boredom Buster Kit (or cupboard filled with special goodies) handy for days like these. I have 5 incredibly easy and inexpensive activities that I keep put away so that they are special and keep the kids’ attention when we’re all stuck indoors. All of these can be found at the Dollar Tree, which is great for the pocketbook, for sure! 1. {Read More}

Our 1st broken bone..

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Well, I knew it would happen sooner or later, however I would have bet money that it would have been Eli (Mr. Clumsy), who had broken the first bone.. Nope. It was my wild girl who fell off the arm of the couch and broke both bones in her forearm, right above the wrist. And to make it even better, it was on Memorial Day morning! Oh man, that was a fun holiday.. Not. My poor baby had to have lots {Read More}

North Idaho Local Life: The All-New McEuen Adventure Park

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There’s a whole boat-load of parks up here in the Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls area but the new McEuen Adventure Park that just opened a couple weeks ago, is by far, the best park in the area! If you live within driving distance, this is one that is a must-visit! McEuen Park features an absolutely amazing playground (the biggest and most fun structure we have), splash pad (while will be turned on Memorial Day weekend), sand pit area, tennis courts, basketball courts, {Read More}