How To Keep Your Cool While Parenting

Parents have always been told: you need to be their parent, NOT their friend. Why can’t we be both? Why can’t we be there for our child, in most, if not all, circumstances of life? For centuries, parents were taught, culturally, that as the “grown up”, you need to be firm and rule with an … Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Natural Remedies for Sore Throats ( Safe for Kids!)

*this post contains affiliate links. After returning from Wise Woman 2014, my head was swimming with information. I was excited to think that when the next opportunity arose, I would be prepared with some natural remedies in my back pocket. I wasn’t expecting to come back and have to use them right away though! Now … Continue Reading

The Importance of Eye Contact with Your Child

How often do you look your child in the eyes? Are you engaged in conversation with them, or are you often running on autopilot; talking to them while your eyes are glued on the phone, or hunched over a sink full of dishes? It is said that we need 15 hugs a day for good … Continue Reading

Raising Independent Learners

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is raising independent learners. What that means is that my children vocalize their interests and take action- without always depending on me to provide the answers. This, really, is the key to successful homeschooling.