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A Spirit of Giving for Christmas

A Spirit of Giving for Christmas

This post was sponsored in part by Lakeshore Learning and CozyPhones who sent gifts for our local Giving Tree (donations go to children in the boys and girls club). A special thank you to the children in our homeschool book club for raising Walmart gift […]

The Gift of Clean with bObi 

The Gift of Clean with bObi 

Pine needles and cookie crumbles cover the floor, something sticky spilled in the kitchen, and someone left a trail of tiny tinsel wrappers to the couch. It’s Christmastime and when you have four kids that just means messes are made with more exuberance than normal […]

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s not a particularly big or long word but carries so much meaning. Gratitude is not just about saying thank you and appreciating things you receive or writing thank you notes. Yes, being grateful includes all these things and you cannot emanate gratitude without […]

Guide to Not So Common Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017

Guide to Not So Common Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017

Sure, you could stand in line to get your kid a hatchimal (or the 2017 equivalent) or you could think outside the box and go for something unique. Here are some of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time and where to buy them.  Before […]

Christmas 2017: Get ready to Roll

Christmas 2017: Get ready to Roll

Last week, I shared our mini blogger Christmas with you and told you that our goal this year was unplug as a family and get outside more. We started with ride on options for the 2-6 age range. But, my sweet oldest girl is getting […]

Hands on Science: States of Matter, Robots, and a Cure for Cancer

Hands on Science: States of Matter, Robots, and a Cure for Cancer

There is one subject I don’t use a text book for in my homeschooling curriculum and that’s Science. Why? Well, because doing teaches much more than reading ever could. This month, we made snow, watched gators grow, and played with beads all in the name […]

Making Trax this Holiday Season

Making Trax this Holiday Season

My children range in age from nine down to one, so finding something that interests them all can be quite the challenge. My goal for Christmas 2017 was to find something that everyone could do together *and* that got us out of the house. We […]

Growing Little Wishers

Growing Little Wishers

October is full of goblins, gools, witches, and monsters. At least at my house, because I’ve got four of them. Just kidding, my children are perfect little angels, just check out my Instagram. But, for real, the month of Halloween is filled with things that […]

Counting On: Learning Math at Home

Counting On: Learning Math at Home

Math. It has always been my kryptonite. I love history, fly through Shakespeare, and diagram Dr. Seuss in my sleep. But, I still have no idea who Pythagoras is, in fact what is a theorem anyway? And, if two trains are traveling at the same […]

A Walk in the Woods with LILLEbaby

A Walk in the Woods with LILLEbaby

One of my favorite fall haunts is skyline drive (it’s also one of my favorite spring spots too fyi). If you’ve ever seen Virginia in the fall, you can imagine why a tree covered mountain would be a big draw. Every year, I start to […]