I was one of the unlucky kids who had their birthday in the summer. Turnout for celebrations in the warm months were always dismal. We had camp outs in the backyard, plenty of sprinkler time and Popsicles but I always remember friends telling me they couldn’t come to my party because they’d be out of
No foolin’, April’s here. Other than the winter holiday months, April seems to be one of the busiest. Perhaps it’s the fact that half of my family celebrates a birthday, or maybe Spring’s in full swing and energy’s just generally up. Whatever the reason, we’ve got a million and one reasons to inspire ourselves. Here’s
Hey March! Spring is around the corner. Our garden plan is in the works. We have a hot air balloon festival, daylight savings and a “green party” (aka St. Patrick’s Day) to look forward to. Outside time is longer and more often. My personal homeschool inspiration this month includes Julie Bogart’s book The Brave Learner.
It’s February and we are ready. Winter’s marching on. There’s a small threat of snow but it’s mostly gray this time of year. We’re continuing on with our Oak Meadow curriculum plus our other muses: pink hearts for Valentine’s Day, red for Lunar New Year, Black History Month, the season, nature, and what the kids are interested
Yesterday, the kids started a new Junior Aerospace Engineering class through our local parks department. Over the next several weeks, they’ll learn about aircraft and spacecraft design, plus construct their own airplanes and rockets. 🚀✈️ Yesterday, they zoomed out of their classroom, grinning ear to ear, holding their “airplane” creations — and then proceeded to
The white stuff typically evades us here in the Pacific Northwest. But that doesn’t mean we want to build a snowman any less. We usually end up making a pilgrimage to the mountains at least once a year to play in the snow. This morning, we took our latest kid- favorite breakfast to the next
Happy New Year! There’s something exciting about the promise of a new year. I always have such a renewed energy at the start of the month. To help inspire you, here’s our bucket list for the month of January. We’re embracing the dark days, exploring the weather, learning about aerospace, uncovering new healthy favorites in
Felt banners are a super simple craft that bring an element of hygge (a Danish word for cosiness and comfort) to the home. All you need: 5-6 sheets (different colors) of 9×12 inch felt Several feet of twine Sharp scissors Hot glue gun, hot glue Cut a piece of twine several feet in length. Cut
Honor a veteran Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Honor a veteran in your life and record a living history of their military memories with these sample interview questions from the Veteran’s History Project or these questions from StoryCorps.
Cultivate the attitude of gratitude with Thankful Hands ‘Tis the season of giving thanks. Make this quick and easy craft to help kids reflect on what they are thankful for and capture special memories. Trace and cut out the shapes of your family’s hands on paper. Write or draw what each member is thankful for on