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Five Favorites

Today’s post is in partnership with Nakturnal. School is in full swing. Dominic’s hunting season is underway. I’m rockin’ and rollin’ in my second trimester – the only one where I have any energy – and my favorite season of the year is here! I mean, not technically, but pretty much because #pumpkinspice has arrived. […]

How To Engage Younger Siblings While Homeschooling

I’ve had a few requests from fellow mamas who are juggling infants, toddlers, and preschoolers WHILE leading the way on educating grade school kids about how I keep my little ones engaged/entertained/occupied during focused schoolwork time. And when they asked … I chuckled. Because holy cow this is the ultimate beast when it comes to […]

Our Homeschool Room

Since starting our homeschool adventure five years ago we have lived in three different homes. We have set up shop in a play room/office/school space combination room, the dining table, a bonus room that served has half bedroom and half school room and now, a designated school room. My point is, you don’t need a […]

Two Weeks of At-Home Activities For Everyday Fun

We were gifted a few items below, but, as always, would only recommend each if we truly loved them! Amazon affiliate links included. Despite all the outdoor fun we’ve been having lately – backyard sprinklers, trampoline time, and a few hikes here and there – we continue to be home a lot. And when you’re […]

Five Favorites

I had my first midwife appointment today! It seems surreal that I’m back in the prenatal care routine. Then again, this has kind of been my loop for the last decade. I have a solid month left in my first trimester … and maybe a few residual weeks of not feeling well. Pretty much, I’m […]

Baby Five!

I’ve been feeling crummy for a solid month now but that doesn’t negate how so very excited we are to be welcoming a new baby!!! I’m due in February of 2021 which will give Eli and this baby the exact age gap that Max and Reid have. All the kids are heavily pulling for a […]

How To Create An End of the Year Homeschool Portfolio

I briefly shared a virtual tour on Instagram of the homeschool portfolio I create for each child at the end of year and wanted to better outline how and what I do! I promise, it is not as hard as it looks! Now, keep in mind, our state (Washington) does not require official portfolios so […]

The Essentials of Summer

Today’s post is in collaboration with SmartBuyGlasses, TOMY, and Arabella Baby. Some affiliate links are included. No doubt this summer will be different. We’ve postponed a national park trip and the kids are lamenting canceled camps. But that doesn’t mean we won’t have fun! It’s just going to be a different sort of fun. A […]

Annual-ish Mother’s Day Interview

I’m kicking myself for letting this interview tradition slip. But some years is better than none, so we’re back at it for 2020! ​​​​​​​This year we had a really lovely evening at a creek near us and next weekend we’re fitting in a hike in honor of Mother’s Day. Truly so blessed to call these […]

Trying Out a Year Round Homeschool Schedule

Don’t you like how my title is so non-committal? No recipe for success. No promises. Just “We’re trying something new! Here’s what I’m thinking …” Before the pandemic I had been heavily leaning towards a year round school year. Then stay at home orders arrived and we buckled down and really plugged through our schoolwork. […]

City Market Inspired Marionberry Lemon Freezer Jam

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Today’s post is in collaboration with American Girl.​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​ This spring American Girl launched a darling City Market​​​​​​​ and a fantastic ​​​​​​​outfit collaboration with the Clements Twins. The outfits are absolutely darling – so fresh and and fun and perfect for slingin’ market wares like jam, soap, flowers, and scones. AG didn’t stop at new […]