Christmas Activities and Lessons for Elementary Homeschool

This post contains affiliate links. We’ve had a busy year, so for the Advent season, I wanted to take things a bit easier.  I’ve read that some homeschool moms take the entire month of December off, but I didn’t want to do that.  My kids need structure, and we took off three weeks to get […]

The Best Gluten Free Dairy Free Thanksgiving Recipes

This post contains affiliate links. When you’re living with food allergies or intolerances, the holidays can be difficult.  So many seasonal foods you used to enjoy are now off limits.  You may feel depressed that you don’t get to eat some of the favorites that you loved.  I felt that way when I first had […]

Easy DIY Tween Devil Halloween Costume

For months, PB & J Girl wanted to be a hula dancer for Halloween.  One of her American Girl books (Kit’s book, I believe), had a drawing of three girls dressed as hula dancers, and that’s what she had her heart set on being.  Then, suddenly, just a few days ago, she decided to go […]

Reusable Halloween Costumes Your Kids Can Wear All Year Long

When my kids were little, I hated paying $20 to $40 for a Halloween costume that would only be used once for a few hours on Halloween nights.  Instead, I tried to find clothes that I could do double duty–act as a Halloween costume on Halloween night, but also be functional, usable clothes that I […]

MyFreezEasy Valentine’s Day Sale

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Do you do anything special for Valentine’s Day?  One year, when I didn’t have a boyfriend, my mom, cousins and I went to Red Lobster as a Valentine’s Day treat to ourselves.  Well, the line was ridiculous, and we ended up waiting for a table from 6 to 9 p.m.!!  Three hours.  […]

Our Favorite Christmas Tradition: Opening a Present a Day for the 12 Days of Christmas

When I was little, on Christmas morning, we opened all of our presents, but we did it rather slowly.  I would open a present, then my brother would, than my parents.  We took our time.  There was no frantic ripping of paper in a frenzy that was over in five minutes.  Sometimes we even stopped […]

A Fun Christmas Movie: The Star

This post contains affiliate links. I am always looking for wholesome movies that I can take my whole gang to; considering they range in age from 13 to 7, that can be tough.  So, I’m excited about the new movie, The Star, which tells the story of the Nativity from the animals’ perspective.  This looks […]

Trying a Pinterest Idea: Decorating Easter Eggs with Crayon Shavings

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but neon egg dye kinda freaks me out.  Instead, I went searching on Pinterest for a different way to decorate Easter eggs.  I came across Housing a Forest’s Melted Crayon Easter Eggs and decided it would make a fun craft to do with the kids. I’m not […]

What’s In Our Dairy Free, Gluten Free Easter Baskets?

This year planning Easter baskets was a bit trickier since they had to have treats that are both dairy free and gluten free. I thought I’d share with you what our kids are going to get this Easter: Amanda’s Own Confections Gold Bunny Box — I just found this company this year, and my kids […]

Frugal and Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples and Kids

Valetine’s Day is just a little more than a week away, so if you haven’t started planning out what you will do with your sweetie and your kids, now is the time to begin planning. Here at Mom’s Plans, I have shared a few of my favorite ideas.  Last year I shared 6 fun ways […]