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Usborne On the Go: Books + Activities For Happy, Smooth Adventuring

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Usborne. The kids and I adore their stories (sweet and clean and options for all ages!) and puzzles (sturdy and pretty!) and our homeschool shelves are full of resource books we dive into often. But, Usborne isn’t just books … and that’s exactly what makes them […]

Five Favorites: Road Trip Edition

This month we roll out on an epic road trip! It’s working out to be almost 35 hours of drive time over five days covering six states. I’ve been prepping and packing for most of the month – I mean, that’s how you eat an elephant, yes? Especially when you have a little helper like […]

Exploring Dallas Fort Worth With Kids

Dominic has been working out of Dallas recently which has given us the opportunity to visit and use his hotel as an “explore east Texas” home base. Twice this year we’ve spent a week exploring the Dallas Fort Worth area and I feel like we’ve just grazed the top of all this area has to […]

The Crayola Experience

Thank you to the team at Crayola for allowing us to review The Crayola Experience with complimentary tickets. We recently returned from a family trip to Dallas and all the kids agreed – The Crayola Experience in Plano was one of our very favorite outings! Now, I did sense this potential when I added The […]

Roasted Garlic

I have always loved garlic. If a recipe calls for one clove, expect two from me … “in the name of wellness”, because, garlic is a real gem in both flavor and immune boosting properties. I’m sure it can be overdone, but I’ve yet to experience that. Take today’s recipe for example, it’s all about […]

Exploring Carlsbad Caverns National Park With Kids

Tucked in the southeast corner of New Mexico, Carlsbad Caverns National Park is one of the most unique national parks you can explore. I’ve been blessed to visit three times in my life, twice with kids in tow, and each one has been a beautiful experience. I always appreciate reading other parent’s reviews of various […]

Homeschool Like a Boss: 5th Grade Required Reading List

In case you missed our 3rd grade reading list, here it is! There, I explained a bit about how we came to build a required reading list for each grade. It worked well in its first year so I think we will stick with this routine – one book a month of collaborative choosing – […]

Homeschool Like a Boss: 3rd Grade Required Reading List

Homeschool confession >>> I think we’ve done something different for reading/literature every year. Unfortunately, that means we haven’t hit a solid rhythm of how we do literature around here. On the flip side, we’ve never stopped reading and both kids LOVE books. Both Jemma and Max constantly have a book … or two or three […]

{In Progress} Homeschool Room Tour

Holy almost June! That means I’m on the cusp of wrapping up my sixth year of homeschooling! SIX YEARS! Most days I feel like I’m still getting my bearings, but here we are, plugging along and doing our very best. All in all, it has been a wonderful year. If you’ve been around for awhile […]

Five Favorites

Well, it might still be spring but summer has arrived in Texas! In fact, this weekend we’re going to see 100 degrees! Basically, the Texas weather is still an anomaly to me. I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it. But, since it is still technically spring we’re focused on wrapping up […]

April Goals + My Favorite Habit Tracker

After finishing 75Hard in mid-March it felt necessary to transition to … something else. Not 75Hard level of a routine but something that would keep me on track. And yes, I realize I didn’t share about 75Hard here, mostly on Instagram. I may soon though because it was honestly one of the best things I’ve […]