It’s time for A Time to Keep again – this time for the sassy month of June! Summer is in the air with kids itching to get out of school, gardens fully underway and so many ideas for the coming season. There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time to Keep: June 2015”
A Time to Keep is back again with May – such an active and awake month! Spring has truly sprung and even if your air is still on the chilly side, the earth is fully alive again. There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time To Keep: May 2015”
Thus begins a new and fun, little thing we’re going to be doing here at Homestead Lady. Each month we’ll be visiting with you and sharing the days we’re marking as a nation. Did you know, for instance, that April is National Cheese Ball Day? Yeah, cheeseballs don’t really fit in with our mission here at Homestead Lady but there’s lots of other stuff going on that does! Join us for this month’s edition of A Time to Keep… Continue reading “A Time to Keep: April 2015”
Every homesteader, farmer and gardener feels the thrill of spring as it breezes into the year. It’s such a wonderful time for any person, or any religious persuasion, to celebrate cycles of renewal and rebirth. Here are some homestead traditions for this time of year – from our family to yours! Continue reading “Homestead Easter Baskets and Other Traditions”
We have a tradition in our family. Each year, at Christmas, we set out three beautifully wrapped packages. And we never open them. Continue reading “Share the Gift”
Are you looking for a family friendly service project that will really make a difference to a child in need? These super easy Christmas quilts are a great way to involve the children in a creative service project that will make them smile. Continue reading “Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids”
My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season. With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans. If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make. These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.
Some traditions are worth beginning. Especially those that inspire family time together. So, here are two different ideas for homemade nativity sets. One is for us grown ups and one is for the kiddos. Continue reading “Make Your Own Nativity Sets”
Have you ever heard of a gratitude journal? Need some ideas for putting the thanks in your Thanksgiving?
Continue reading “Gratitude Journal: Five Kernels of Corn”
What does genealogy (or family history, if you prefer) have to do with the homestead kids? Everything! To hear me out and find some kids activities in genealogy, just keep on reading! Continue reading “Homestead Kids Activities in Genealogy”