Month: November 2016

Toys My Children Actually Use



Melissa and Doug Cleaning Set. This is a cute and functional set. My girls love to play house with it and they also love to use the brooms to help me clean the bathroom & kitchen. It’s solid and the stand makes it easy to put away.

Stephen Joseph Spend, Save and Share Bank, OwlSpend Save Share Money Bank. I got this for my oldest. The piggy bank has three separate compartments one for spending one for saving and another for giving. It is incredibly cute and has been an easy way to teach money management skills.


Night Sky Book My girls love this book! It has 34 glow in the dark constellations. The maps  are arranged by season and it even tells you a bit about the mythology behind the formations.

and its perfect companion . . .

is this glow in the dark star set . My girls (with my husband’s help) have created several constellations on their ceiling. They had a blast.  I love that it takes up no extra space in their bedroom, it had a lot of play value in it’s building  and they still love having the lights turned out at night so they can see the stars.

Toysmith Critter Cabin

Toysmith Critter Cabin. This is a sturdy bug house that has lasted us two years without any problems. My girls have successfully raised 3 caterpillars in it this summer and were able to observe countless other little critters.


Pack of 4, BYB Super Bright 9 LED Mini Aluminum Flashlight with Lanyard, Assorted Colors, Batteries Not Included, Best Tools for Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Backpacking, Fishing and BBQ

Who says you have to buy toys anyways. All children love flash lights and they’re very handy to have around the house.

What toys do/did your children love?


Knowledge and Beauty now

Human life has always been lived on the edge of a precipice. Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow of something infinitely more important than itself. If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure the search would never have begun … Life has never been normal …Plausible reasons have never been lacking for putting off all merely cultural activities until some imminent danger has been averted or some crying injustice put right. But humanity long ago chose to neglect those plausible reasons. They wanted knowledge and beauty now, and would not wait for the suitable moment that never come. Periclean Athens leaves us not only the Parthenon but, significantly, the Funeral Oration …. Men … propound mathematical theorems in beleaguered cities, conduct metaphysical arguments in condemned cells, make jokes on scaffolds, discuss the last new poem while advancing to the walls of Quebec, and comb their hair at Thermopylae. This is not panache; it is our nature

Learning in War Time C.S. Lewis

Lazy Housewife Memes

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You are more likely to have happy children and your sanity when – surprise, surprise – your house is clean.

My house isn’t spotless but when needed, I can make it look presentable in 30 mins. I don’t follow an intense chore schedule, I simply don’t let clutter take over (I GET RID OF IT) and clean as needed.