When a homeschooling friend of mine suggested that my sons join her son to participate in National Novel Writing Month a few years ago, I wasn’t sure how to respond. My boys do not read novels for pleasure, and writing assignments have always been met with strong protests. However, since it seemed like a
God’s Word tells us that the earth belongs to Him and all the people who live in it (Psalm 24:1), and Jesus told us to make disciples of all nations starting right where we are and moving across the entire world (Matthew 28:19 and Acts 1:8). Best of all, He loves all the people
Going to the apple orchard is a yearly pilgrimage in our household. It just doesn’t feel like fall without that first bite of golden sweetness. But going to the orchard can become a drudgery if plans are loosely made. Before you know it, you’ve spent the entire week’s grocery budget on apples and another
This summer, while I was filing away schoolwork that we completed last year, I came across a cherished recipe that I’d been searching for. I discovered this recipe for pumpkin pie play dough several years ago when my son was in kindergarten. It was the first time that I tried making homemade play dough,
That’s right! October is Cookie Month, and who doesn’t love a sweet cookie treat! Of course, there are thousands and thousands of cookie recipes: from family favorites, to Grandma’s cookie book, and even trusty old Pinterest. There is a cookie recipe for everyone, even great tasting cookies for those with allergies. It is definitely
Raise your hand if you know what Ants on a Log is, and better yet, raise your hand if you have eaten the classic snack. Did you know there is a National Ants on a Log Day?! The second Tuesday in September is the big day; for 2019 it falls on Tuesday, September 10!
To celebrate the 103rd birthday of the National Park Service, you get in free on August 25, 2019. There are more than 400 parks across the country ready for your visit. You can visit beautiful places at Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Yosemite National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Redwood
Science permeates everything in our lives, beyond our everyday curriculum with our children, especially in the summer. We breathe the fresh summer air (environmental science). We use our bodies on the playground and the beach (biology). We make yummy summer meals with cold fruits and veggies (chemistry). Summer is a great time to explore