Rose petal jelly makes a great bridal or baby shower favor, and is lovely for anyone when paired with homemade bread. I have mostly pink and lavender roses in my yard, and my jelly turned out a medium violet shade. The darker the rose petals, the darker the jelly will be. Step One: Collect rose […]
Today I’m sharing simple ways to raise kids who are strong readers over at Sunlit Pages. While you’re there, check out what Amy’s been reading–she’s got great taste in books, and I always enjoy her recommendations, both for myself or my boys!
Summer time means swimming at the pool and lake, riding bikes, playing in the sprinkler, and eating homemade ice cream. I want our family to relax and enjoy the hotness of the summer sun, but I’ve learned that a little bit of structure and good habits keep our days running smoothly. I told my boys […]
I have a pet peeve when it comes to kids and reading: timing multiple children reading is a pain in the patootie. For school, I mostly let the older boys time themselves, with minimal supervision from me, but honestly it sucks some of the joy out of reading for them. My boys are all solid […]
Infused vinegars are an easy and inexpensive way to add flavor to your meals. Chive vinegar is fun to make with kids, because it’s such a pretty color, and kids generally like eating flowers. If you grow your own chives (and you should), you need to pick the flowers, so they don’t go to seed […]