I haven't had a chance to sum up our life choices into a tidy list like this, but if I had this article would have mirrored my thoughts and the experiences I plan to share with my son. "I’m not raising my kids to live a normal life. I’m raising them to live an extraordinary… Continue reading 10 Ways Travelling Has Ruined Our Kids Lives – Shared from 100 Bucket List Adventures
We are here in Orlando getting close to the end of our trip. This has been a well-timed trip. Many things are in flux and changing in our world, so to take time to slow down and just enjoy ourselves in the company of family has been a nice change of pace. I will follow… Continue reading Friends, Let’s Catch-up!
I wanted to share a random, happy shot from one of our mornings. As a family, we place much value on decreasing the busyness and increasing the calm. Homeschooling affords us the time to support these values. On this day my little juicer and I made one of my favorite juices (recipe below) while discussing green… Continue reading Riding the Trail, Squeezing the Juice and Painting the Stars
We started the journey into multiplication and cursive writing. It is a pretty cool thing when your child asks to learn a subject. Sebastian's curiosity with learning to write in cursive could no longer be held back, so we jumped right in. I have noticed that as he learns and excels on a topic, this builds… Continue reading Oh my, oh my! It is Christmas Eve!
Wow has November flown by! I can't believe we have almost completed our first semester of homeschooling. This has been such a rewarding and amazing few months. I adore the classes at the Microsoft store in Northpark. They host these for our homeschool group and the kids just love them! This time we learned how to build… Continue reading The singing has returned.
Well if you haven't made it to the DMA yet to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit, you should take 45 seconds of your life and go check it out. 😉 Yep, that's what you get once inside, 45 seconds. Spend the first 20 or 25 just taking in the infinity of pumpkins and make sure to… Continue reading Yayoi Kasuma, Warhol & note on Health
Mondays have started to turn into one of my favorite days of the week. They are typically quiet since we don't return to the city until Tuesdays and it is nice to have this almost forced 'scheduled-activities break' day. This week we filled it with soaking in as much of the warm, fresh air and… Continue reading Geocaching, Nighttime Hiking & the Crow
The week's highlight was right in our backyard at Northpark Mall, the Microsoft Store. One of my fellow smart, homeschooling moms, Andrea, was resourceful and booked a class at the NP Microsoft Store for our group. They taught the kids all about the 'Hour of Coding' website and the kids went through the beginner's Minecraft… Continue reading Coding, Skating & Dali, Oh My!
This was a welcome week. We had fewer outings and it was nice to downshift this week's pace. We hit math, double-digit addition (with carrying) and subtraction (with borrowing) up to 100 pretty hard. I am super pleased with the progress we have made in the math department over the last 5-6 weeks. Now that I… Continue reading A Quieter Week.
I continue to be amazed at the plethora of educational outings available to us in the DFW area! If you are in North Texas and not in any of the homeschool groups, you really are missing out on finding out about all the activities to take part in. The key places to look are on… Continue reading DFW, Homeschooler’s Life