During a recent trip to my small hometown, I took my kids to visit some of our family’s grave sites at the local cemetery. It may seem an odd destination for an outing, but I have always been intrigued by cemeteries. Rows of headstones hold vast stories and history. To my surprise, my kids were […]
Getting children to listen and follow directions can be challenging. Too often I find myself having to repeat directions, and provide constant monitoring to make sure directions are carried out. Recently, I was delighted to find an art project that held the hope of a listening lesson. What I expected to be a short lesson […]
We have had some busy weeks beginning our homeschool year and fall activities. As we are beginning to settle into routine enough to let out a sigh, I suddenly noticed fall is fading and there are only SIX more weeks until Christmas!!! Now is the perfect time to start planning Christmas projects. Homemade gifts make […]
With summer sunshine comes the anticipation of endless playtime and activities. Although I like to give my kids plenty of time for free play, I also plan and schedule some budget friendly activities.
We have enjoyed a trip to Seattle and taken in a number of kid friendly attractions. The littles thought they were enjoying some school free days, but decided our outings were more like amazing field trips.
Getting through a school day, and maintaining harmony, can often prove challenging. Add in a busy preschooler who becomes under-challenged, and chaos often ensues. That was the scene at my house last week. (This post contains some affiliate links. See my disclosure.) Regardless of the many different activities I rotate through Little Bear’s workboxes, she […]
I have come to recognize boys don’t naturally exhibit displays of love. Their assignment for the week was to write a daily message for each sibling of why they loved them.
I was sure an opportunity for learning had fallen into our laps. We agreed to let the boys get a new pet if they did some research.
The beginning of a new year marks the end of our holiday break. Is anyone experiencing resistance in resuming a back to school routine?? I have to admit, the resistance in our house is not only from the littles. With the turn our holiday took, I’m struggling to get back into routine. Having made no […]
When illness hits our household, our busy pace is forced to slow. When activities are missed, slowing down is met with resistance. Recently, a sick Little Bear found herself stuck at home with mom while the boys were off on an outing with dad. No amount of playing seemed to lift her glum spirits, until […]