Book Review: My Big Tree by Maria Ashworth

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Should you click on a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of that purchase at no additional cost to you.  Recently, I received a copy of  My Big Tree by Maria Ashworth to post an unpaid review on this blog. This book is a fun counting … Continue reading Book Review: My Big Tree by Maria Ashworth

Downtime Is Just As Important as Time Spent Learning

Parents, especially those who homeschool, can get really caught up in ensuring their kids are always learning. Whether this is through ensuring that every toy is "educational" and every television program consumed teaches something or it's through carting children from one enrichment activity to another, it's a mistake. "What?" you may say, "but I thought … Continue reading Downtime Is Just As Important as Time Spent Learning

Music: Violin Practice

Miss 4 loves music, and she'd been begging us since forever for a "pretty little violin." I did a lot of research, and last year, she started taking violin lessons. While I know that she enjoys her violin, sometimes lessons are a struggle (as anything at 4 could be expected to be). Do your children … Continue reading Music: Violin Practice

Throwback Thursday: The Cat in the Castle

In 2012, my oldest built this castle from a kit as we studied the Middle Ages. Our family cat (well one of our cats) decided that it was the perfect spot for her to lounge, so lounge she did. This castle found a home in my husband's work office for a long while. One of … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Cat in the Castle

How to Start Homeschooling

I've had a number of friends ask, "If I wanted to homeschool my child, how do I get started?" I've also had a number of friends say, "There's so much information, where do I start? What do I need to know? What do I need to teach in my homeschool?" I've answered these questions so many … Continue reading How to Start Homeschooling

TinkerSketch May Art Challenge Courtesy of TinkerLab

I've been a fan of TinkerLab's art, science and STEM projects for some time, but for some reason, I didn't realize they had this monthly challenge. I think it will be a lot of fun to undertake this challenge with the kids! Head on over to TinkerLab to learn more about the May TinkerSketch art … Continue reading TinkerSketch May Art Challenge Courtesy of TinkerLab