We are fortunate to have a community that supports our homeschooling endeavors in a great many ways. Our friends, our library, our local Maker’s Space, our favorite market, a local farm, an art studio, and more. They all come together to expose our boys to a wide array of information and experiences that we wouldn’t be able to easily provide on our own.… Continue reading
Last week was a tough week for us. I mourned the death of my mother-in-law. A friend’s dog nipped my 3-year-old, who then needed an emergency tetanus shot. A wasp got under my son’s shirt and stung him 8 times before I managed to flush it out. I missed my husband while he was out of town (big things always feel more difficult when we’re apart). … Continue reading
Last weekend I traveled across the country for a memorial. It was an emotional weekend, but in the midst of it my heart was happy to be reminded of the kindness of strangers.
I prepared for a weekend of travel. I was traveling by myself, and prepared myself for all sorts of possibilities (I’m a planner in that way).… Continue reading
Little Libraries are a fun and easy way to foster and build community. Well, it’s relatively simple once your community has a Little Library in place.
If your community doesn’t have one, you may be wondering what constitutes a Little Library. A Little Library is a place where community members can exchange books for free. It’s generally a cabinet of some kind that is set up outside, often in a park, on a street corner, in a parking lot, or even in someone’s front yard.… Continue reading
Once a month, our local Natural History Museum puts on a Family Day. Each family day consists of several hands-on experiments, activities, and art projects that all center on the day’s particular focus. Today’s focus was Dogs.
Today my boys watched a demonstration of dog agility put on by the local Humane Society. They learned about how dogs use body language to communicate, and made their own dog ears and tail so that they too could communicate like a dog.… Continue reading