Field Trip Foto Friday: The Fire Station

Fire Station Field Trip

It’s been a while since I did my field trip series here. It started back in 2005 with my big kids when they were in their field trip crazy days, and I have done field trip reviews on and off for years… but with my older two in high school and the little guys too […]

Wrapping Up a Homeschool School-year and Grading the Teacher

Book Cases

So the summer has begun. I officially quit adding to the weekly assignment list spiral over a week ago and we are in our first 2 month summer break in a long while. We have homeschooled year round by necessity for the past few years because of distractions (two of them who are 6 and […]

Finding a Homeschool Planner that Works for You

Homeschool Planner Comparison

This post is more of a journey through homeschool planning over my entire homeschooling career than a review, but in the end, I did come down to two planners to review – and I mentioned a few others and my experiences as well. If you don’t want the details behind my planner journey, you can […]

Whoo Wants to Create Another Picasso?

Owly Handprints

In my house we love art. Not just the realistic kind that most people aspire to… but the whimsical. The abstract. The personal. I mean, there might be a thing as too realistic. When you can’t tell the difference in a photograph and a piece of art, why not use a camera? That’s what I […]

Almost Back to School: Getting Organized

Organized Homeschooler

{ Note: This post is part of my Almost Back to School Series – follow along with the links at the bottom. } As promised, here’s Post #2 of 5… We didn’t get quite as much as I had hoped done this week, but we managed to plan out the entire year’s worth of homeschool […]

Almost Back to School Series

Sprittibee's Almost Back to School Series

I’m the snail of back to school this year, still gnawing away last year’s summer school, trying to get reluctant teens to finish up projects mama requires before next year. We’re actually finishing last year a week before we start this year… and I promised my kids a “Year End” party, so this year, our […]

Zach Theater – Austin

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Before the little boys (5 yo THING #1 & 3 yo THING #2) came along, we did some sort of educational (or just-for-fun) field trip at least once a month, if not every other week. I’m very thankful now that my youngest is 3 so we can begin to resume field tripping like we used […]