Category Archives for Family

Cloth Diapering 101 & free printable supply checklist

​Cloth diapering has come a long way over the years. I remember watching my mother rinse Gerber diaper squares into the toilet, pinning dry squares together over my younger sisters’ bottoms, and covering them all with plastic pants. Cloth diapering was definitely not glamorous! This type of cloth diapering is what many people imagine still- […]

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If you've ever wondered why paying off your mortgage, student loan, and car debt is important, this post is for you. www.modernlivinghomesteader.com

A Debt Free Life: Why it matters

​As a society, we’re all pretty comfortable with personal debt. That is to say, it is totally normal and expected to have a lot of debt. It’s pretty abnormal and surprising to hear that someone has no (or just a little) debt.Maybe you think that being debt-free isn’t a big deal. Or, possibly you haven’t […]

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A peek into our ongoing homeschool experience with a kindergartener, a preschooler, and an active toddler. Read about our successes, challenges, and tips! www.modernlivinghomesteader.com

Homeschooling in real life: A peek into our kindergarten

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. Find the faith-building ABC Magnets in my Mary & Martha shop and similarly adorable plain letter magnets here. We homeschool our two oldest children. Giggle is 5, and technically in kindergarten. Wiggle is 4, and technically in pre-K. I say “technically” because we don’t […]

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All About Reading (AAR) is a fabulous reading program. It is comprehensive and very easy to use, and it’s extremely effective. Read the full review here. www.modernlivinghomesteader.com

All About Reading Review: The simplest, most comprehensive way to teach reading

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy. All About Reading (AAR) is a fabulous reading program. It is comprehensive and very easy to use, and it’s extremely effective. It’s even possible to use it with two other very young children rolling around the living room! It uses the Orton-Gillingham approach, which […]

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Sometimes, we just have a bad day. But it doesn't have to stay that way! Here are five simple suggestions to salvage a bad day. www.modernlivinghomesteader.com

Pivot and refocus: 5 ways to salvage a bad day

Some days are destined for failure, right from the start. Recently, life has been an exhausting freight train of cold coffee, puking kids, messy house, too much laundry, missing chickens, jam that didn’t set, and wasted time. Your days might look a little different, but perhaps you recognize the feeling of desperate, sinking overwhelm.

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