Archives for October 2010

How to Make a Stained Glass Window Card

I am currently buried under card making supplies. Supplies of the recycled and re-purposed kind. In preparing for an upcoming post on Keeper of the Home, the kids and I had a two-day card making fest. It wasn’t supposed to go on that long, but since I didn’t put everything away, it just kept going! […]

Cranberry Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Healthy and nutritious. We really enjoyed these cookies! This recipe is adapted from Sue Gregg’s Kamut cookie recipe in her Dessert book (page 102). ½ cup dried cranberries ½ cup (1 stick) organic butter 1 egg 1 cup Sucanat (evaporated whole sugar cane juice) Read more about Sucanat here 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla 2/3 cup […]

A Creation Dinner (Learning the Days of Creation with Food)

I LOVE making learning fun. Anything that gets us away from dreary worksheets has me excited! The following is how we started world history with my oldest child a few years ago. I’ve been thinking about doing it again and thought I’d share it here. (The pictures are not wonderful -I’ll update when I take […]

The Importance of Giving Children Undivided Attention

It has been impressed upon me just how important it is to spend FOCUSED one on one time with each child, everyday. Kids don’t just want attention, they need it. If they don’t receive it from us, they will look for it elsewhere. They will also use negative attention seeking behavior to engage us when […]

My Favorite Floor Cleaner (Homemade and Non-Toxic)

Image courtesy of Microstock Photography This homemade floor cleaner is citrusy and fresh. And it’s natural to boot. I LOVE it. It’s also great for cleaning the counter tops. Oh yeah, it’s super easy to make! Citrus Floor Cleaner Recipe adapted from The Naturally Clean Home Karyn Siegel-Maier 1 gallon hot water 2 tablespoons liquid […]

Easing into Exercise: Establishing the Workout Habit

Image by Timtak We all know how good it feels to exercise regularly. But for many, it is one of the first things to be bumped off the to-do list. We use many excuses in order to avoid exercise, one of the greatest being “I don’t have time”, quickly followed by, “I’m too tired”. How […]

How to Get Your Kids to Keep their Bedrooms Clean: 9 Tips

Let’s call this a research project shall we? Do any of your children seem to mess up their rooms in twenty seconds flat, then take two hours (or two days) to clean it up again? One of my children keeps his room tidy without much trouble; however, another one of my children is extremely challenged […]

God Will Make a Way

Image by Francisco Diez Sometimes we can’t see past the hilltop. Sometimes our peace is so far gone we feel that it will never return. Sometimes we have strayed so far from God it seems we can never go back. Sometimes the walls are too strong for us. But they are not for God. If […]