The Wonderful World of Wildflowers

One of my absolutely favorite things about homeschooling is the freedom we have to explore whichever subjects that we choose.  One of my children’s absolute passions – I imagine it is probably every child’s passion, if given the opportunity – is to experience nature.  From early on Clark and Luci were fascinated with dirt, bugs, […]

Love Bug Essential Oil Diffusers

Happy Valentine’s Day, Friends! For some random reason this year, Clark and Luci have become obsessed with Valentine’s Day.  For weeks, they’ve been asking me, “When is it Valentine’s Day, Mommy?  When is it Valentine’s Day?” They never claimed to have a reason for asking, but I started to think that maybe I needed to step up […]

How to Make Fabulous Cards with your Kids

I’ve officially how seen a wedding invitation on Facebook. Is this what the world is coming to?  I know I’m getting older and sometimes I don’t get the younger generation, but this was a bit much. So much of our communication is done by text and social media.  I can’t even deny that I’m a […]

Studying the Masters: Vincent Van Gogh

I am really excited to be guest-posting on a regular basis on one of my favorite blogs, My Joy-Filled Life. Today, my article, “Studying the Masters:  Vincent Van Gogh” will be featured and you’re going to want to read it.  This is such a fun and SIMPLE way (I’m all about quick and easy!) to learn […]

Patriotic Firework Painting with a Fork

Happy 4th of July to all of our American Readers!  Our holiday plans were rained out and I was just coming off of a series of three 12 hour night shifts, so there wasn’t much activity going on at our house today.  Any time we are confined indoors, however, the children are always happy to […]

FIAR:  Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

We have been reading Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel, as part of our Five in a Row (FIAR), Volume 1 curriculum.  This is a classic children’s book, written in 1939.  It is about a man who takes his well-loved steam shovel, Mary Anne, on an adventure to show that they are just as good – […]