What Books To Read When You Finish “Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons”

Jem somehow taught herself to read. We dabbled in Bob Books and then overnight she was blowing through chapter books like Little House on the Prairie. I honestly don’t know what happened. So, with Max in kindergarten this year, I had my first opportunity to actually teach a child to read. We opted to begin Teach Your […]

Valentine’s Day Watercolor Heart Banner

Watercoloring has been our art project of choice lately and in honor of Valentine’s Day the kids and I crafted a fun heart banner to spice up the mantle! I shared all the steps (and a free heart printable) over on Baby Gizmo – take a peek! Happy Love Week!

Homeschooler’s Guide To Awesome Bible Lessons

Hey, hey! How about a homeschool update/round up? Homeschooling has become such a huge part of our lives! Two kids has ramped things up like, WOAH. School work and school prep and field trips and my attempts at keeping learning fun gets most of my focus during the day. It’s a lot of work and a lot […]

Play Room Magnet Board

Have you seen all the darling magnet sets in Target’s Dollar Spot? Technically they’re $3 … but still, not a bad deal! I grabbed a car set, a space set, and a princess/unicorn set for my kids and then realized that our fridge is the only magnet surface in the house. Tiny problem, because, as […]

Meet Luciana Vega + How To Create a Dream Board

Jem is a question filled girl. Just this week I’ve been quizzed on topics such as extinct animals, the Queen of England’s Crown Jewels, and constellations. ***Watch us run to the library because mama doesn’t have even close to all the answers*** She’s also big on imagining based on her nonstop questions and will often start conversations […]

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 […]

Our End of the School Year Project and Other Homeschool Ramblings

We’re nearing the end of the school year. Our first as homeschoolers! I think the final day will be May 31st, then we’ll take a bit off before launching into 1st grade. Honestly, I’m a little torn on when to kick off our next school year, so, weigh in … I’m due September 8th with […]

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 […]