The Beauty of Books

This year we’ve resolved to read more and screen less. Jem is thrilled, Max … not so much. Don’t get me wrong, Max loves books too, just not his top pick when put up against a movie. Jemma and I though – books4life! I love that she loves books. And not just any books, she’s truly […]

Yes, the iPad Is Part of Our Homeschooling Plan

This week on Instagram I mentioned that my mom and I went out on a girl’s date and along with us came 2 kids, an iPad and an iPhone. It seemed necessary. Very necessary. For us to properly enjoy our margaritas and guacamole I needed the little ones to zone out with a dose screen […]

Givings Day

Givings Day – that’s what Jemma calls Thanksgiving. It’s the sweetest and so, I don’t dare correct her. AND, what cute little turkeys ^^^ – Jem asks to make handprint art ALL THE TIME. And well, giant-eyed turkeys were obviously a fitting choice. Anyways, this blog is officially closed for Thanksgiving :) So, go to […]

It Doesn’t Always Rain in the Pacific Northwest

Driving down the freeway last week, Jemma began chatting about the weather – one of her favorite topics. She commented on all the rain and how it makes her so “fwusterated” because it makes the slide in our cul-de-sac too wet. Then she transitioned to thoughts on summer and how she hates the sun in her eyes so […]

Fly, Butterflies, Fly

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Homeschool — All About Grace

After our successful ocean life unit I was high on my horse to launch into our second homeschool theme. Except we all got sick. So, life paused for a bit. I suppose my second lesson in homeschooling was the grace it allows. Oh, and how I’ve needed grace. Stock in grace actually. So, the week […]

Welcoming Spring With Crafts + Treats

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Post Pebbles, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PostWalgreens http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Since beginning our homeschool journey in January we’ve completed three units – ocean life, a short Valentine’s celebration and fire safety. Well, I should also say that […]

Homeschool Room Reveal + A GIVEAWAY

Would you look at this? The school room reveal I’ve been alluding too! Ever since we decided to begin homeschool preschool in January I’ve been eager to have a designated place for our craft and workbook time. We flip flopped our former upstairs office and downstairs play room and now, the traditional bonus/media room is […]

Homeschool | Ocean Life Unit Study

We’ve officially completed our first homeschool unit. It was a blast! Jemma tells everyone “I go to homeschool and at homeschool we learned about SEALS! And next, we’re learning about LOVE!” She is eager to learn and that makes things really easy on me. I wanted to recap what we did over the last few […]

Montessori At Home | Careful Cutting

How young is too young for cutting in the kitchen? I’m sure it is different for each child, but at 3 1/3 years old, I’ve found that Jemma is more than ready for simple cutting tasks. Not only did this project give her practice in knife safety, it has allowed her to tune some fine […]