My kids love going to the movies. Popcorn, big screens, and the perfect movie were how we celebrated quite a few summer vacations. While some of their movie choices were dubious, I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed with this year’s selection. If you have young girls then there is a pretty good chance that they love horses and if you happened to be a young girl in the early 2000s then there is a pretty good chance that you’ll recognize the Spirit franchise. As a rabid horse girl, I loved Spirit and I watched the original with both of my girls pretty muchRead More →

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Many children love playing with the latest electronic toys and devices. With new consoles being released, as well as virtual reality systems, and even robotic, interactive pets, children are now spoiled for choice on battery-operated fun. Sadly, a lot of parents end up nearly tearing their hair out at trying to prevent their kids’ addiction to video games, as well as the madness that sets in from hearing the same electronic noises for the 6th hour on repeat. Due to this, you may wish to consider leaving the tech toys out of the equation for birthdays and other holidays this year. There are many alternativesRead More →

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I love Halloween! For as long as I can remember Halloween has been my favorite holiday. I mean, I love Christmas too but there’s something about being able to dress up and become whatever you want for one day that’s extra fun. Coming up with a costume and then going out trick or treating was pretty much the highlight of my year growing up. Plus candy, when your a kid the allure of candy is hard to resist! Of course this year things are a little bit different and while our community hasn’t outright banned Trick or Treating yet, I just don’t see how IRead More →

Settling into the homesteading life has been both challenging and rewarding! I’m happy to say that the kids love it so far and I’m a pretty big fan myself! I’m pretty sure even my husband has enjoyed expanding his woodworking skills when I badger him about building yet one more thing. It’s become pretty apparent that there will always be something to build, fix, or improve upon while we set up and learn! But that’s half the fun of it all! The kids have jumped in full force and participate in the morning and afternoon chores which I am grateful for as there are aRead More →

Confidence is something you build over time, and what better time to start building your child’s confidence than when they are young? As kids get older, it becomes more and more important for them to trust in themselves and their capabilities, while also being able to deal with failure and disappointment in a healthy manner. This is true evidence of confidence. So if you’re looking for creative ways to boost your child’s confidence, look no further, because here are 5 helpful tips on how to raise confident kids.  How To Raise Confident Kids This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. IfRead More →

A holiday home is an amazing, luxurious asset to those who can afford it. By purchasing a holiday home you can enjoy amazing retreats with your family and friends, and potentially even let it out to make some extra money when you’re not using it. However, there are quite a few things you need to carefully consider before you decide whether this is right for you or not. Below, you’ll find 10 things to consider before you make up your mind:  10 Things To Consider Before You Buy A Holiday Home This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you makeRead More →

Several years ago I started raising backyard chickens so that my family could enjoy fresh eggs. The benefits of having a readily available source of good nutritious food has certainly proved itself worthwhile! No matter what happens at the grocery store I know I can count on the ladies and their eggs to feed us! In the past while raising baby chicks we were only able to raise four at a time due to space restrictions. Now that we have moved to a larger property it’s time to expand the flock! Homesteading with chickens is a great way to get our feet wet with thisRead More →

Starting A Homestead

Things have been a bit crazy around here for the last couple of months but we are finally doing it! Our family is finally starting the homestead we have always dreamed of. As I mentioned in previous posts things have been slower here on the blog because we were in the process of moving! Here’s hoping that we don’t have to do that again for a very long time – if ever! We have located from our small suburban home to a 10-acre plot in middle Georgia. The land is mostly forested right now but it does have a small pasture and 2 stall horseRead More →

With the kids home from school for the foreseeable future and the pressure on to keep them busy, I’ve been on the lookout for fun activities that we can do together. Watching the birds in the backyard has always been enjoyable in the mornings so when I saw this DIY bird feeder kit on amazon I knew it would be the perfect little project for me and kids. Next up perhaps we’ll try a birdhouse! The kit we picked came with everything you need to build the feeder (minus the hammer and any paints) and was relatively simple in its design. While the kids haveRead More →