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Pete Seeger

Another Great Folk Album for Families

We love folk music here at the Yankee Homestead, and have amassed quite a collection...
Garden Seeds 2013

Sneak Peak: This Year’s Garden Experiment

Newly liberated from The Suburbs, our first few gardening seasons out in the country in...
How to Choose the Best Children's Books: Honey for a Child's Heart

Honey for a Child’s Heart: How to Choose the Best Children’s Books

Children and books go together in a special way.  I can't imagine any pleasure greater...
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Loving the Little Years: motherhood in the trenches

Loving the Little Years: motherhood in the trenches by Rachel Jankovic has been on my...
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How to Re-label Ex-Library Books for Your Personal Library

This is but a small fraction of our personal children's library....
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

Got Wisdom?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about wisdom. In my role as a mother, I...
Pack a Plastic-Free Lunch with LunchBots Stainless Steel Containers

Pack a Plastic-Free Lunch with LunchBots Stainless Steel Containers

Remember the stainless steel, divided lunch containers I mentioned in My Ongoing Household Detox Resolution,...
Spring Nature Walk

13 Ideas for a Spring Nature Walk

Scavenger Hunts and Nature Walks are a great way to get everyone outside.  After the...
Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

Mud: The Hills Will Remember Their Colors

We've discovered another great book to add to our Favorite Books for Spring: Mud!  What...
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Favorite Children’s Books for Spring

  Does your family celebrate the changing of each season? Spring is always an exciting...
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Poems for Spring

In preparation for the spring term of our small, Charlotte Mason homeschool co-op, I went...
Favorite Children's Books for Easter | Roots & Boots

Favorite Children’s Books for Easter

  Are there certain books you always read with your family to prepare for special...
Brave Knights

Children are a Blessing

At times, (okay, many times) my actions do not demonstrate my belief in this truth...
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A Pot o’Gold: More Irish Culture for Kids

What we love about this collection of "Irish stories, poetry, folklore, and (of course) blarney":...
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10 Simple Ways to Weave Holiday Traditions Into Everyday Life

Thanksgiving Thankfulness Tree: an old, recycled piece of cardboard, Mr. Native...