If you have been reading here any length of time, you know we homeschool. Not only do we homeschool, but we also homeschool all year round. My sister-in-law asked me if we were taking a break this summer, and as I thought about it, I realized that we most likely would not take much of a break over the summer. Now, I am sure that sounds completely ludicrous to some of you. Why … [Read more...] about Year Round Homeschooling – Why do we do it?
It has been extremely cold the past couple of days. I guess that is probably a bit of an exaggeration, temperatures in the 60’s are not all that cold. It certainly felt that way though, especially in the summer months! I think that the cool off and rain did help my garden though – the rain especially. It has been so incredibly dry here. There is a lot of flowering … [Read more...] about A Garden Tour – Week Six
This is a sponsored post from SheSpeaks and Walmart. As always, the opinions are my own. Lazy summer days, oh how I love you! I have always taken the idea of "no plans so we can make plans" to heart in the summer. I want to have our weekends free for spur of the moment BBQ’s and playdates for the kids. But, that also means a lot of spur-of-the-moment cleaning! The … [Read more...] about Stock up for the Summer and Avoid the Oops!
Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Maine! I think Spring is finally deciding to show herself, and that means I can move forward with my garden. I probably could have started last weekend with planting, but I wasn't ready, and I generally do a marathon planting session on Memorial Day weekend. But first, I needed to clean out the gardens - you can watch some of our progress … [Read more...] about 2016 Garden Progress and a vlog
This weekend I asked Matt to weed whack around our garden beds – especially since we aren’t planting a garden this year. I went upstairs to put Lucy down for a nap and came downstairs to see that Matt had started cutting down trees. You see, we have one big tree in our yard. It makes the perfect place for the kids to play, but there were so many obstacles in the way of actually … [Read more...] about An Outside Space for the Kids