Angela England

Angela England is a renaissance woman who doesn't let five children stop her from many pursuits, interests and tasks. Angela is a freelance writer, professional blogger, speaker, labor doula, massage therapist and can usually be found with a coffee nearby. Angela recently published her first book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (more or less) and has since published her first Untrained Housewife Guide - Getting Prepared.

Angela England is a renaissance woman who doesn't let five children stop her from many pursuits, interests and tasks. Angela is a freelance writer, professional blogger, speaker, labor doula, massage therapist and can usually be found with a coffee nearby. Angela recently published her first book, Backyard Farming on an Acre (more or less) and has since published her first Untrained Housewife Guide - Getting Prepared.

With Christmas right around the corner, we've pulled together some fun, but simple activities you can do with your little ones. These ornaments are all simple to make, or things that kids will have fun helping you with. And the memories you'll make with your one-of-a-kind ornaments on the tree will be priceless! ...

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Between Halloween and Christmas it can be easy for kids to develop a bad case of the "gimmies". Thanksgiving comes in between to help us break that cycle before it gets out of hand. I love to teach my kids in hands on ways, so here are some really fun activities you can do to help cultivate and attitude of gratitude and thankfulness in your ...

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It's common for parents to worry about teaching their children good manners. After all - if kids don't know the basics of being well-behaved we tend to blame the parents. But do you teach chivalry to your children, especially your boys, as well? I should have realized that with three boys we would spend some time teaching gentlemanly manners ...

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Teaching our children an attitude of gratitude is part of our job as parents, but it can be especially difficult during the holiday season. With a constant focus on wish lists, presents, parties, and Santa, kids can get in the "gimme" mindset. So how do you find the balance between "the magic of ...

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The age-old question parents have been facing for as long as gifts have been given is "When do we begin to expect our children to earn their own money and give their own gifts?" This falls right in line with the chore vs. allowance debate, I think, with lots of room for controversy on every side.

Of course I don’t want to force my ...

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Sometimes as a mom of littles it can feel like the majority of your conversations throughout the day revolve around food going in and going ... yeah. You know what I'm talking about. But even with kids in the preschool age range, you can begin developing habits of family discussions that will last for a lifetime.

According to a paper ...

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One of the keys to homeschooling through the holidays without turning your kid into a resentful bah humbug is to find ways to approach the topics that are fun and entertaining. Math can be especially dreary for kids, sometimes, so the holidays are a perfect opportunity to think outside the box. ...

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If you saw the Glowing Porch Pumpkins post on Untrained Housewife you'll notice that I am not so lucky with real pumpkin Jack O' Lanterns. So when I saw this post by i Heart Naptime with Fake Pumpkin Halloween Planters I decided to adapt that idea and combine it with these super cute planted Jack ...

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I grew up in a pretty strict family where we definitely had limitations on things and my parents weren't "my best friends" the way I see some parents acting today. However, one thing I always had was respect as an individual person with attention to my preferences, interests, and desires. Within reason, of ...

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We've all seen the headlines by now and heard the debates about who is to blame and what's to be done about the difficulty boys are having in school. Why are boys – up to 40% of them – considered reluctant readers? Why are boys now being significantly outnumbered by girls in college acceptances each ...

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