My Pre-K, 1st Grade & 3rd Grade Curriculum Picks

This is the time of year we take a break, spend a lot of lazy days at home, and I start regrouping to think through what my plan of attack will be for the next school year! Every year seems to come with new things to consider, which many times has led to us choosing … Continue reading My Pre-K, 1st Grade & 3rd Grade Curriculum Picks

Suddenly Homeschooling? a few tips

We are on our 3rd year of homeschooling and years ago I also taught in the public school system.  I love seeing the pictures posted of the many new homeschoolers online.  It seems like people are embracing their new role as primary educator of their children (which as a former teacher is great news! parents … Continue reading Suddenly Homeschooling? a few tips

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Next year is the first year we will have TWO school aged kids in our home.  It's been so nice to have two years to ease into homeschooling. We've learned a lot, which I'm sure will make Lucas' Kindergarten year an easier transition for us all.  For my oldest Kindergarten year we used Abeka which actually was … Continue reading Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

We are wrapping up first grade (ugh, the end of the school year is so bitter sweet) and starting to look ahead to plan out next year.  In the fall we will have TWO school aged kids in our home... which is just pure craziness!  I'm a little nervous about making time to invest in … Continue reading Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

DIY Chicken Coop and Run

We did it!  We built a coop, run and currently have little chicks running around in our backyard.  While we are still months from being able to collect fresh eggs from these guys (yay!), we are still so excited about our six new additions to our family! Our kids helped us name our birds, so … Continue reading DIY Chicken Coop and Run

Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

Guys, I can’t tell you how much we love audio books in our house.  They are amazing! We listen to them constantly in the car. It helps manage some of the drive time sibling conflict.  We also all love listening to stories. Here are a few recent listens that really captivated our attention.   The … Continue reading Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

For the days you wanna quit..

A thing happens in life, you hit ruts.  You have days you want to throw your hands up in the air and just give up...you hope to try something, anything new.... just as long as your not doing the same old thing. On occasion this impulse, this pulling can nudge us into new spaces.  Push us … Continue reading For the days you wanna quit..

Back to School Snack Ideas

Guys, I really can’t understand how my kids can eat so much! Literally the second we make it out the door, nearly immediately after they eat their large breakfast, someone dares to utter the phrase, “I need a snack.” REALLY, how is that even possible? I strive to feed these people a healthy, well-balanced diet … Continue reading Back to School Snack Ideas

First Grade Curriculum Picks

Summer.. oh we've been loving it. I ended this year feeling plain wore out. Summer has been the most refreshing break amidst the hustle of growing up three great kids. That being said I've been slowly easing myself into planning and preparation for first grade and year two of homeschooling. I learned some really important … Continue reading First Grade Curriculum Picks

Homeschool Year One in Review

We are coming the end of year one of homeschooling. It's been an adventure! I started this year with so much fear and trepidation. So concerned if I was making the "right"choice. It turns out my fear was somewhat warranted, this year felt like a huge leap into a new land for our family, yet … Continue reading Homeschool Year One in Review