1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum

It’s late. I’m in pajamas. It’s allllmost time for my 4th meal (debating between a bowl of cereal or salt and vinegar chips). But, since it’s your lucky night, I’m holding off on my pregnancy cravings to share everything that has arrived for Jemma’s 1st grade homeschool year … via video!  Enjoy!  Here’s the link list […]

A Visit to the Terracotta Warriors


When I was mapping out our homeschool year last Fall, I heard through the grapevine that something special was coming to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle — the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Amazing exhibits are frequently on rotation at PSC (when I was growing up we saw features on Titanic, King Tut, and […]

Jemma’s Spring Reading Recommendations


When our Fall term of homeschooling ended, I cataloged all the books Jemma read here. I thought it would be fun to keep track term after term; a way to reflect on what she has read and share her recommendations with other little readers. But then, I couldn’t. Because she’s freakin’ Belle. Always reading. Always finishing […]

Hiking Adventures and a FREE Nature Journal Printable


We’re wrapping up our 4th week of homeschooling and I’m stopping in to confess that homeschooling is hard. Harder than I thought it would be. If you’ve been homeschooling for any amount of time you’re probably chuckling at me and my earlier exuberance. You knew this was coming. You knew it was hard. But, if you […]

On Your First Day of Kindergarten

kindergarten first day

Oh my little love! It’s your first day of kindergarten! And it happened in a blink of an eye. How? How? I mean, I’ve been here all along, but it’s still a wonder that you’re almost 6 and in your first year of school. We had planned to start our homeschool routine after co-op next […]

Lift Your Voice With Melody Ellison

Jem and Melody

If you haven’t had a chance to meet Melody Ellison, you must! Melody is the newest doll in American Girl’s BeForever line and her adventures are set in the civil rights era of 1960’s Detroit. She has a passion for music and a heart beating for change. Melody says: Fairness and equality for all people […]

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Oh. My. Goodness. Our very first homeschool year is upon us! 4 weeks away now! I’m excited and nervous and all the while our curriculum for the year has been rolling in despite my worry about what I’m getting in to. It’s going to be a great year though and I can do this. I […]

How To Make Elephant Toothpaste


This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. By now you’ve probably gathered that we are official homeschoolers! I know, I know, I can hardly believe it too. It took mountains of research and a giant leap of faith to […]

It’s Official, We’re Homeschooling For Kindergarten!


A new era is beginning! We’re homeschooling next year! An official homeschool family, that’s us! And I’m scared spitless. Here’s how it all goes down — Years ago, before we had children, Dominic and I tossed around the idea of homeschooling someday.  It’s easy to talk about someday plans. So easy. We are practically professionals at someday […]