Homeschool Week in Review—Week 3

Three weeks in already!  Time is a-flyin’!  This week Bub focused on the letter B.  We learned about ‘B’ animals: bears, beavers, butterflies (which, I know is technically an insect), and ‘B’ colors: brown, blue, and black.  He is really blossoming using this curriculum on his own.  I think last year he felt a little […]

Christmas in the Fall

Time for an American Girl update! We have still been reading through the Kirsten Larson series, but the pace has slowed considerably now that our school schedule is back in full swing.  Sweetpea really enjoys just carving out a little slice of the day for just she and I to curl up together and delve […]

Homeschool Week in Review—Week 2

I really wanted to get this post up on Friday, but Hubs had a three day weekend and since he generally works near non-stop, I was not on the computer that often during this time! We didn’t do much, but we ALL really enjoyed having him home and available without an underlying schedule ticking at […]

Homeschool Week in Review–Week 1

We did it! We completed our first week of the new school year!  We spent a few weeks preparing and counting down.  I was trying to get the house completely in order before the day arrived as well, but I only got about two thirds of the way done.  What can you do?  It’s hard […]

It’s the First Day of School!

I know that it’s only been three weeks since we finished our last school year, but it seems like it’s been so much longer to me! We’ve been trying to get the house organized, trying to get things deep cleaned, and also trying to just relax before we dove back in to work. We all […]

A Little Taste of Sweden

I told you all about how Sweetpea and I have started reading through the American Girl series, starting with Kirsten Larson.  This is our special time, just the two of us. We curl up together on the couch and read about Kirsten’s life as an immigrant from Sweden learning the ways of pioneer life in […]

Nature Explorers!

A few weeks ago, a blog that I follow on facebook posted a link to these great Nature Treasure Hunt  pages from Nature Rocks.  I immediately knew that my kids would enjoy them and we got a chance to utilize them in our own backyard.  I printed them out, we gathered our paper towel tubes […]

Today Would Have Been THE Day

Five years ago when I was still pregnant with my first child, if you had asked me what I thought about home education I would have probably looked at you with a complete blank expression.  I didn’t know anything about it, had not given it even the most itsy bitsy inkling of thought, and had […]