Camping Activities For Kids

Our family loves going tent camping and just enjoying the great outdoors. For the most part, my boys can be found running around pretending sticks are swords and they are needing to take down the dragons. However, from time to time, they do slow down to enjoy other games. Here are some camping activities and games …

Continue reading

Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Our weather in the North Carolina is all over the place. One week we’ll have highs in the 60’s, quickly followed by snow the next.  With having such drastic changes in weather, I try to find activities that can be enjoyed with sun or snow. That’s why I created the list of Winter Activities for …

Continue reading

Beavers Unit Study

Learn & Explore: All About Beavers Unit Study

As part of our homeschool this week, we took on learning more about beavers and creating a dam with an All About Beavers Unit Study. I honestly never knew that beavers were such interesting and important little creatures until we dug deeper. While most see their dam building as a hindrance, that couldn’t be further …

Continue reading

DIY Bottle Ring Toss Game

Who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly competition with the family? With this DIY  Bottle Ring Toss Game, the family is sure to have a fun time! We are looking forward to pulling it out for our July 4th celebrations. You may also like: DIY American Flag Pallet 4th of July Layered Drink for Kids DIY …

Continue reading

GeoSafari Jr. SubScope

Explore and Learn About Lakes and Ponds

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy for more information While spring is the ideal time to really dig deep and learn about lakes and ponds, it can still be done as fall approaches. We have a pond in our front yard that brings an abundance of wildlife as well as beautiful dragonflies, …

Continue reading

Observing Worms

Observing Earthworms in our Homeschool

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy for more information This week in our homeschool my second-grader studied worms. One of his recommended activities was observing earthworms and creating an observatory.  After a little research on the best methods, it was time to begin. Observing Earthworms This activity used items that we already …

Continue reading

Reasons I Love Homeschooling

When reaching this part of the year, homeschool moms can at times start questioning why they chose to homeschool in the first place. As a homeschool mom I know there are a lot of reasons why i love homeschooling, but there are times when I have to remind myself. Here are a few things that …

Continue reading

adding coding to homeschool curriculum

Adding Coding to Homeschool Curriculum

Two years ago, my boys started expressing an interest in coding. We tinkered in it off and on but never thought about adding coding to homeschool curriculum permanently. That is until this year. With them still having a passion to learn, it was time for me to start researching to find programs that would feed their …

Continue reading

My 2019 Word For The Year

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the past year. The goals that I had accomplished, the ones that I never reached and then there were those that I simply started and then neglected. During that time I came up with my 2019 Word For The Year. CULTIVATE. Word For The Year If …

Continue reading

Mosdos Press Literature for 3rd Grade

Literature always plays an important part in our homeschool. This year we were given the opportunity to try Mosdos Press Literature Opal as part of Timberdoodle 3rd-grade curriculum. Opal integrates language skills with literature and is great building on your child’s recently acquired comprehension and reading fluency. As They Grow Up was sent this curriculum …

Continue reading

elderberry syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

School is back in session and cold and flu season is fast approaching. In our house, that means it’s time to start taking a daily dose of elderberry syrup to help boost our immune system.  You may also like: » How to make an Elderberry Tincture » Fire Cider Recipe Elderberry Syrup This time of …

Continue reading

Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider, a traditional folk remedy, is wonderful for helping boost your immune system. It’s often praised for its ability to support the immune system and shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms should they occur. You may also like: Elderberry Tincture Foraging for and Using Goldenrod Fire Cider Fire Cider is a vinegar …

Continue reading

Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas

Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas Kids Will Love

Strolling down the aisles of the store, it’s a given that Halloween is around the corner. Traditionally, candy has always been the go-to when it comes to handing out Halloween goodies. I get that most kids love trick-or-treating for the candy, but for my kids it always seems to be a waste. For whatever reason, …

Continue reading

Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Pumpkin Muffins

Fall has officially arrived and brought with it one of our favorite fall treats. Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Pumpkin Muffins. The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed …

Continue reading

elderberry tincture

How to Make An Elderberry Tincture

Elderberries are a wonderful home remedy when it comes to colds and flu. Every year we make elderberry syrup for our kids (recipe here). It’s a sweet and tasty syrup that they look forward to taking daily throughout the winter months. Tasty as it is, my husband and I prefer to use elderberry tincture instead. …

Continue reading

Load more