Five Great Ohio Bike Trails to check out with your family!


This awesome article outlines 5 great Ohio Bike Trails. Depending on your children’s ages, some may be great options to get some exercise and enjoy the summer weather!
If your children and their friends are old enough, this would be a fun and free or cheap birthday party or kid event to hang out together and all get some exercise. Their parents could drop them off (be sure to remind the parents that all need a helmet!), everyone could ride the trails together and you can carry drinks and snacks (maybe bananas, freeze yogurt tubes the night before so they can thaw and soften during the ride, granola or trail mix and some water) then return to the starting point to be picked up and open presents. If you wanted to hand out favors, Target has bike horns or water bottles in their dollar section often during the summer months!
If you have any additional ideas, please feel free to share them!


Refusing to Blink: savoring the season of childhood


Exactly this.

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If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times.

“Enjoy every minute.”

“They’ll be grown before you know it.”

“It goes by so fast.”

In my pre-motherhood days, I thought these were just the sentimental musings of people who were either being dramatic or who couldn’t think of anything else to say and so they just made the token grandparent statements they’d heard other people make.

At one time, it even frustrated me. After being encouraged yet again not to get in a tizzy about dishes and housekeeping because I’d have plenty of time for those things when the kids grew up, I thought to myself “Lady, I am cherishing my children, okay, but I can’t just sit and look at them all day long! At some point, I HAVE to do the dishes…”

But that was just my hormones talking; if I was being more honest with…

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23 Genius Ways To Use An Ice Cube Tray


Check out this cool and useful list of 23 genius ways to use an ice cube tray!


Thanks to buzzfeed for this great article!

Here are just some of the ideas:


Freeze cookie dough into portions


Freeze pesto cubes and just add to dishes


Never throw away buttermilk again!


Make coffee ice cubes for your iced coffee or even milk


Herbs and oil or butter to quickly add to cooking dishes


Banana frozen yogurt


Mini chocolate covered cheesecakes!

Printable chore cards for little ones


These chore cards are perfect for little ones to help out! These can be used for a picture schedule, chore chart, or drawing chores from a bowl.
Just print and use how you like!


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If anyone knows the original source, please let me know so I can credit them. Thanks!

Attention all Secular Homeschooling Bloggers!!


Keeping this in mind!

N.A.S.H. - National Alliance of Secular Homeschoolers

N.A.S.H. is looking for submissions to our blog! As a guest contributor you will have a by-line and a link to your own blog.

Requirements are that you be a secular homeschooler and that your blog is/can be related to secular homeschooling.

You may blog on any topic you’d like as long as it is written for a secular homeschooling audience.

Submissions can be sent to:

Include in your submission your blog link so that if your post is selected, we can attack your link in the guest post.

There is no deadline. This is an on-going offer.

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