I recently guest posted on the Ancient Faith blog, Behind the Scenes, where I listed some of my very favorite books for Orthodox kids. Narrowing it down was pretty difficult but I think it’s a pretty good starting point for those of you just beginning to build your child’s home library and there may be… Read More
Minimalism. It’s a word that’s been floating around a bit more that usual lately and has really captivated my attention. More and more women are beginning to realize how badly they need to simplify. Life is chaotic enough, our homes and spiritual lives shouldn’t be. With only a few weeks of school left, and… Read More
One of our favorite things to eat on fasting mornings are pancakes. Sometimes we eat them plain, sometimes we add fresh blueberries, bananas or chocolate chips and other times we get all crazy and mix some sprinkles into the batter! Or simply top them with sprinkles and fasting whip cream. 😉 Whole Foods has a… Read More
Little by little, we’ve been trying to get rid of our chemical based household cleaners and other items. One thing we’ve tried and love is homemade laundry detergent. I saw recipes for it all over the internet and kept saying I wanted to try it but never seemed to get around to it. So, DH… Read More
Pulled a post from the Archives that is full of fun ways to involve children in the Nativity fast! Hope you enjoy! ————————————————————————————————————- November 12, 2012 This morning I dusted off my Christmas binder and began to flip through the pages. My heart fluttered at the sight of all the beautiful decorations, yummy recipes and sweet… Read More
the most peaceful time of day for me are the wee morning hours when everyone else is still asleep. the sun begins to peek its magnificent rays through the windows and the birds are chirping. the house is still blanketed in a quiet slumber and the kitchen smells like fresh brewed coffee. this is my… Read More
Did you know the number one way to prevent summer slide is for your child to read every single day during the summer? Below are my Top 10 Summer Reading Programs to keep your kids from slipping down the summer slide. All of the programs offer terrific incentives to keep them reading all summer long!
This year, along with our Special Agent Training, we’re also taking advantage of the awesome resources made available from St. Spyridon’s Church in Loveland, Colorado. I first saw the Pascha Passports back in 2012 on Illumination Learning. I was super excited to do these with the boys but when I went to order them, I… Read More