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Family Jobs, (Not Chores)

Family Jobs, (Not Chores)

Encouraging my kids to help with family chores hasn’t come naturally. It is inevitably less work for me to just pickup after them and do the household chores than to request their help, justify why they should help, explain that boring things sometimes need to […]

Driftwood Stick Christmas Tree

Driftwood Stick Christmas Tree

    Last year we attempted to make a stick tree that turned out beautifully, with one large problem… it was incredibly heavy. We used guava wood, which is dense. I am surprised the tree stayed hanging from the rafter beam the entire holiday season. […]

Fostering the Spirit of Giving during the Holidays

Fostering the Spirit of Giving during the Holidays

In this age of consumerism, there is a real temptation to shower my children with stuff on Winter Solstice, and trust me I do, with increasing moderation each year. The anticipation of the holiday and the stories of Santa, presents, and toys can overwhelm the […]

No-Sew Holiday Garland

No-Sew Holiday Garland

The felt is your friend. Really, every project is easier with felt. A simple holiday garland with felt and twine brings the holiday cheer to any room. This one is a great scrap buster too. The little trees can be whatever material you have on […]

Give the Gift of Reason this Season!

Give the Gift of Reason this Season!

A secular reading of the chapter on Jesus’s Birth Story. Give the Gift of Reason this Season!

Felted Heart Ornaments

Felted Heart Ornaments

These sweet felted hearts make wonderful holiday gifts to hang on the tree. To make them, you will need roving felt, needle felting tool (this is my favorite), finger cots and a mat (like the ones in this starter kit). To make a “frame” like […]

Little Village Advent Calendar

Little Village Advent Calendar

There is something charming and childlike about counting down the days till Christmas, or as we celebrate in our home, Winter Solstice. I grew up with many fond memories of the traditions surrounding the holidays. The anticipation of the holiday was marked with a paper advent […]

35% OFF, Black Friday Sale

35% OFF, Black Friday Sale

Christian Mythology for Kids book is now 35% off through December 1st! Give the Gift of Reason this Season.

Unschooling Resources Page

Unschooling Resources Page

Think of this list as a compilation of opportunity openers, a guide for the guide. This is what has inspired us and our learning, we hope it inspires you!

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know about Raising Confident, Capable Kids This book stole my heart. I could have highlighted every word of every page. So much of it resonated with me because it was a cultural explanation […]