Lianna is a homesteading mama of three: a sparkly seven-year-old daughter, a joyful five-year-old boy, and a confident three-year-old boy. After graduating from the University of Iowa’s college of education, she started Wondergarten Early Enrichment Home, a multi-age, play-based early childhood program. A self-proclaimed Queen Dabbler, she has a long list of hobbies (from gardening and canning to sewing and painting), and doesn’t mind being only mediocre at all of them. She lives with her husband, mother, three kiddos, dog, cat, rabbits, dwarf goats, and chickens on an acreage in the country. The Cornally family spends their time talking about education, learning how to grow and preserve their own food, and romping around in their woods.

Seeking Peace on Earth When the Holidays are Hard

I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play And mild and sweet their songs repeat Of peace on earth good will to men And the bells are ringing (peace on earth) Like a choir they're...

Fall Decor Photo Roundup | 40 Images to Inspire

Say the word "fall" and the whole country breathes a collective sigh of seasonal adoration. Fall represents a welcome reprieve from the oppressive heat and manic activity of summer, and the vibrant displays of colorful...

To My Baby, as I Put You on a Giant Yellow Bus to Kindergarten

My darling almost-kindergartner, In a few short days, I will put you on a big yellow bus, and as I watch you disappear down the road, I won’t just be saying goodbye to my firstborn...

Save Your Sanity: Make a Visual!

“How many times do I have to tell you…” “We do the same thing EVERY morning! Why is getting out the door so hard?” “It’s time to go to sleep. No more books, no more drinks,...