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Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

    Hey you, sitting there with a cup of coffee. What are you doing August 21 of this year? I know what I’ll be doing. My family and I will be watching the solar eclipse. Wanna join us? No no, you don’t need to […]

Grammarly, Easy Like Sunday Morning

Grammarly, Easy Like Sunday Morning

I enjoy the slow and easy days of Spring. I look forward to the days that school takes place on the screened in porch, and when lazy rainy days are spent in pajamas, only to shower and put on a fresh set before bed. These […]

Homeschooling is Hard Work

Homeschooling is Hard Work

I’ll be the first person to tell you that homeschooling is the best decision that we could have ever made for our family. It’s amazing, and fun, and silly, and challenging and all the wonderful things that one would imagine. It’s also hard. Some days, […]

Embracing Our Child’s Dyslexia

Embracing Our Child’s Dyslexia

Not too very long ago, I was worried if I was failing my children. If you’re a homeschool parent, then you can appreciate my self-doubt. Will they ever learn to read? Will they read for entertainment, or merely to gain information they need in their […]

Field Trips, On A Shoestring Budget

Field Trips, On A Shoestring Budget

First of all, the plan was for me to stay home until our first child was ready to start school. We would send him to a nice private school and I would return to my career as a dental assistant. Somewhere along the way, that plan […]

This Is His Happy Place

This Is His Happy Place

He’s an old soul. He loves wearing fedoras. He loves his little sister, hot blueberry tea and art.      He hasn’t had any REAL formal art classes. He watches a few YouTube channels of a handful of artists. One particular one that he has […]

A Boy With a Re-purposed Passion

A Boy With a Re-purposed Passion

Meet our amazing 15-year-old.  From the time he was 11 years old, he has had a fascination with making knives.All of the knives that he makes, started out as old rusty discarded lawn mower blades. He makes a template from cardboard and traces the shape […]

Up The Creek On Earth Day

Up The Creek On Earth Day

Earth day is celebrated every day around our house. We love the earth, we love nature and we love being outside. Getting lost in the woods and up the creek is our favorite. It’s music to our weary souls, and often times rejuvenates us in […]

Biology: Fish Dissection

Biology: Fish Dissection

For biology, we purchased a few dissection animals in a kit. In the particular kit, we ordered there were seven animals. A perch, frog, crawfish, earthworm, lubber grasshopper, starfish, and clam. This is the fish dissection. These type of dissections are just up our alley. No, […]

Frog Blog..

Frog Blog..

Getting cute green visitors is not something that happens often, around here. I’m not sure if these tree frogs would ever have been here, in our yard, if it weren’t for Entomologist and I…. let me explain. My husband owns a very small lawn maintenance business. One […]