Homeschooling: Why We Do It

What image comes to mind when you think of “homeschooling”? I bet it’s based on your experiences (or lack of experience) with other homeschoolers. Some people homeschool for religious or faith reasons. Others homeschool based on need (travel, location, etc). And still others homeschool because they are unhappy with the direction that traditional schooling has taken. And, just as there… Read more →

Create: Play Dough

Sensory play is so important to a child’s development. What is sensory play? Anything that stimulates at least one of a child’s five senses. It’s about allowing kids to explore and learn about their world through their senses, and helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially and emotionally, as well as helping to foster creativity. This week’s big sensory project at… Read more →

It’s Fall, Y’all

We finally had a decent cool front, and early mornings are delightful around here. Clear skies and soft, golden morning light with just the right amount of crispness in the air. We have been trying to spend as much time as possible outside while it’s nice, so this morning we headed to the park as soon as the middle school… Read more →

That’s How We Roll

Welcome to the new blog! That first post is always so hard to write. Do I pretend we’ve been talking for awhile? Or do I start off at the beginning? It’s just awkward. So today, I got things set up here and then took the boys out. It rained this morning, and everything feels clean and fresh. We spent some… Read more →