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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 […]

State History: SC State Mental Asylum

State History: SC State Mental Asylum

This is how learning history may look if you’re an unschooler. Sometimes it’s fascinatingly unplanned and unscripted. We go, we explore, we take pictures (lots and lots of pictures) we discuss. When we get back home, we research and discuss more. This particular day we […]

Heavy Silence

Heavy Silence

                                  The sound of Velcro ripping apart calls to me like a lighthouse beacon. He’s home. He’s safe. The look on his face tells me it wasn’t a good […]

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, […]

Life really is a day at the beach

Life really is a day at the beach

Finally, a temporary break from our seemingly endless schedules. A weekend away at Myrtle Beach seemed to be just what we needed…. okay and it was an opportunity to meet up with a friend and his family as well. Who could ask for more. While […]

We have an idea

We have an idea

The boys made a light bulb, and you can too. You will need: Eight D-sized batteries Mason jar or other clear glass Electrical tape Scissors Toilet paper tube (empty, of course) Pencil Lead (from a mechanical pencil) Two sets of small alligator clips What you […]

To Canada and Back (part 2, around Grindstone Island)

While on Grindstone Island, the main mode of transportation is by ATV. We were very fortunate that there were enough ATV’s (and one golf cart) to carry our crew of  ten, everywhere we wished to go. Entomologist was my chauffeur, for a good part of […]