How to Make Crayons

How to Make Crayons

Making crayons was neither as easy nor as frugal as I had hoped, but it IS TONS of fun and you end up with a high-quality, non-toxic final product that you can be proud of.

Apple & Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Apple & Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Kids are natural cooks, and despite the mess it may cause, these Apple & Oatmeal Crumble Bars are simple enough that most 8-12 year olds will be able to make them by themselves.

Educational Resources for Young Adults

Educational Resources for Young Adults

Our list of resources was compiled to engage our children in thoughtful dialogue, to nurture the ability for critical thought, and to encourage joyful living. But our list is only the beginning – what are YOUR favorite resources?

Fluffy Rose & Rhubarb Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows

Fluffy Rose & Rhubarb Honey-Sweetened Marshmallows

Rhubarb guimauve, aka marshmallows, are a delightful confection – and should be eaten as such. Enjoy this version with earthy, tart rhubarb, plenty of honey, and the sweetness of cane sugar. Perfect for both camping trips and romantic dinners, these treats are sure to bring a smile.

Spiced Sesame Seed Candy

Sesame seeds are a surprisingly good source of calcium and even though sesame candies are traditionally served at Easter and other holidays, this candy is a lovely treat at any time of year.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Natural dyes made from common spices, vegetables, and fruits produce beautiful pastel naturally dyed Easter eggs. It’s a sustainable, frugal way to celebrate this Easter tradition!

Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcanoes

Baking Soda and Vinegar Volcanoes

Baking soda and vinegar volcanoes are one of the quintessential rainy-day or science-fair projects that gets everyone excited. Build one today and let your kids have fun experimenting!

The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas

Legend has it that this popular Christmas song was originally created for Christian parents to teach their children the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Read more to find out the purported meaning of each of the 12 symbols!

A Jesse Tree Guide for Advent

A Jesse Tree Guide for Advent

The Jesse Tree is an Advent tradition I’ve come to cherish with my children, so we’ve put together a guide to use with your family. Download it here!

Preparing for Advent

Preparing for Advent

Each year, I feel like Advent sneaks up on my and leaves me in a flurry of activity. I know I’m not alone in this, so here are six tips for keeping this holiday season joy-filled!

Traveling Mercies: Hospitality for the Traveler

Traveling Mercies: Hospitality for the Traveler

Staying in other people’s homes as you travel allows you to travel frugally and to connect with like-minded people. When you open your own home, you teach compassion and hospitality to your children.

How to Make Fresh Pasta

How to Make Fresh Pasta

Fresh, homemade pasta is a definite “comfort food” – hearty and satisfying in every season. Making fresh pasta at home is deliciously simple and can be cooked right away or dried for long-term storage.