December 19, 2014

Old Salem Visit: Day of Colonial Cooking

Oct26
BRick oven colonial baking

Over the last six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of diving into the delicious history of Colonial America, alongside  American Heritage Chocolate. Since I’m studying American History with our girls this year, it was such a wonderful opportunity to allow […]

A Sneak Peek at Mount Vernon & Colonial Chocolate Love

Sep29
Educational Center at Mount Vernon

The past few weeks, my family has had the privilege of diving into the best that hands on American History has to offer by partnering with American Heritage Chocolate. Two weeks ago, I was transported to all the historic beauty […]

Monticello and the History of Chocolate

Sep18
Thomas Jeffersons study at Monticello

As I strolled around the grounds, I was transported. I envisioned the quintessential moments of history that took place amidst this acreage and I could almost hear the chatting by the Colonial women who strolled the gardens around the pond. […]

Little by Little: Life Lesson for Moms and Kids

Aug17
Little By Little

Within a few weeks, kids everywhere will be back in school. Whether one schools at home or structured in the classroom, I find that the start of the school year gives way to a plethora of opportunities that just begs […]

And I Wonder Why Teaching Phonics is so Difficult?

Apr28
English Crazy Language

Our eight year old daughter just finished reading a story to me, and unlike our eldest child who polished off The Hobbit in second grade, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy in third, this sweet blessing is slowly plodding […]

Books Should Be Free: Free Audio Books

Jan4
free books for ipod

“There’s no better way to inform and expand your mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature . . . You can get into the best minds that are now or that have […]

Peek into our family’s fun, American History Day

Dec2
holding chickens

Some school days are just a bit more fun than others, especially when learning takes on a whole new twist. Rarely do I have time to write about our home school journey, but this is one of those fun activities […]

Home School, Private School or Public School: Touchy Subject

May27
homeschooling

A recent post on the New York Times parenting site made this statement. “There are certain words you learn to use carefully when you write about parenting. Breastfeeding is one. Co-sleeping is another. Home schooling is on the list, too. […]

Brain Power: How Deeply Do you Think?

May11
Classica Books

Many stay-at-home moms mourn the state of their “brain power.” With wiping noses, changing diapers, and speaking on a 2 year old’s vocabulary level, the tendency can be to forget the power and gift that deep thinking can be. We […]

How to Make Snowflake Crystals

Apr17
rock crystals_opt

Homeschooling is so much a part of our every day life, but I realize it’s not something I address on my blog very often. With our oldest child weighing in at the ripe, old age of 16, and our youngest […]

Enjoying a Real Live Turkey Day

Nov27
A real live Turkey - show the kids, they'll love this!

As most of you were pulling frozen turkeys from your freezers on Tuesday, my homeschool group was enjoying a real live turkey day.

Fun surprise

Nov11

I had a fun surprise this morning when I received an email that I am a finalist for the Home school blog awards. Even though I don’t often post about my home school adventure, homeschooling has been our educational path […]

Fuh-net-ics- HELP!

Oct22

I’ve mentioned now and then that we home school. Yep – I sure do, but this post isn’t about that fact . It’s about the English language, and my poor kids trying to learn it. Do you understand how crazy […]

Expanding the bad word vocabulary

Oct9

Expressing oneself openly is a dynamic part of our happy, but harried homestead.Many people say to me that they want to be a fly on our wall…I doubt that. You would definitely get smooshed.I let a little chaos, maybe some […]