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The More It Snows

Our Favorite Winter Poem

In certain circles, I am known for having a song or poem for any and...
Green Beans with Bacon

Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon

Plain, steamed vegetables do not taste good. I recently ordered sauteed spinach at a restaurant,...
Easy Gift Idea Homemade Air Freshener

Easy Gift Idea: Homemade Air Freshener (and the dangers of regular air fresheners)

I live in a house with three boys and a dog.  Let's just say there...
make your own chocolate chips

Make Your Own Chocolate Chips (and my favorite brand of chocolate)

Making these chocolate chips is not exactly rocket science, but I thought it might be...
32 Favorite Christmas Books for Kids | Roots & Boots

32 Favorite Christmas Books for Children

I may have a slight addiction to wonderful Christmas books for children.  (more…)
Nutcracker ornament

The Nutcracker for Kids

Last December we enjoyed our first experience with The Nutcracker. Older Brother was five and...
World's Easiest Guacamole

World’s Easiest Guacamole

I love guacamole. Until Little Brother arrived on the scene, I was, alas, the only...
Usborne Spotters Guide

Free nature journal resources for kids

We do lots of nature study here at the Yankee Homestead. Older Brother (6 yrs....
Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies | Roots & Boots

Pumpkin Nut Butter Brownies

One of my favorite easy recipes for a healthy treat, these yummy Pumpkin Nut Butter...
Graham Crackers

Gingerbread Cookies (Babycakes Graham Crackers)

This recipe is adapted from BabyCakes Covers the Classics: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes from Donuts to Snickerdoodles.  ...
carols for a kid's heart

Christmas Carols for a Kid’s Heart (for a parent’s heart, too)

Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart is the third volume of a series called Hymns for a...
Favorite Winter Books for Children

Favorite Winter Books for Children

The following is a collection of our favorite winter books for children.  Each title is...
raw cranberry sauce

Raw Cranberry Sauce (and more)

I love Elana's Pantry! I do NOT love agave (more on that another time), which...
Homemade Elderberry Syrup | Roots & Boots

Boost Your Immune System with Make-Your-Own-Elderberry-Syrup

Have you tried elderberry syrup?  It's a natural way to support the immune system, especially...
Changing Table

Vintage Diaper-Changing Station

  And yet another example of why I love to decorate with junk..... (more…)