I am genuinely over-the-moon that January is in the rear view mirror. The winter months tend to drag on with little sunshine. This year, our family fought off a bad bug that disrupted our usual ebb and flow. But I digress. February is here and it’s near full to the brim with activity and learning.
I’ve always seen February as the month for pink and red. Winter marches on but there are subtle signs that spring is on the way. In the Pacific Northwest, there is usually a small threat of snow but it’s mostly gray this time of year. Other themes in February are Black History Month, Presidents’ Day
One of the resources you’ll hear me recommending repeatedly as part of the homeschooling or parenting journey are teachings from Fred Rogers. I grew up on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (the show ran from 1968 – 2001). After the premiere of the animated series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS KIDS in 2012 (a show cut from
Happy New Year! We took a bit of a break over the latter half of December but we’re back in the learning saddle with a renewed sense of wonder and a yearning for learning. Holidays of note this month: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 20. Chinese New Year (Rat) begins Saturday, January
Happy New Year! The holiday decorations are down — it’s the season of renewal and blank canvases. I admit that I still get a little melancholy around this time of year (the lack of sunlight doesn’t help.) But it doesn’t last long. To help inspire you this month, here’s a list of ideas for January.
Happiness! It’s December and a rocking end to 2019. Here’s a look at what we’re up to learning wise and beyond this month. The coming weeks seem to hold all kinds of crazy and we have a lot of activities to fill them as the holiday season kicks into high gear. Winter solstice is on
Check out my Family Fun Inspiration List. These ideas are inspiring my family and I hope it inspires yours. We’re embracing winter weather, celebrating the holidays and counting down until 2020. The remaining days of 2019 will be filled with food, crafts and all things fun.
When I was a child, the idea of “giving back” meant donating toys I didn’t play with anymore and putting money in red kettles at the front of stores. My family took food to the local food bank and my parents helped me buy gifts for kids listed on tags hanging from the giving tree
The holidays are basically here. The impending sense of overwhelm and warm fuzziness is here as well. I’ve dared to drag out the holiday decorations at least a few times. The other morning, I downloaded the Living Well Spending Less Holiday Planner and scrolled to my favorite section: Holiday Goals. In the free planner, there
Mix up a batch of these breakfast cookies for a healthy and tasty anytime of day snack.