I've seen a meme going around about second breakfast and homeschoolers and I couldn't help but laugh because most of the day, my kids are eating something. They are growing little human beings and three meals a day just don't cut, they are eating multiple small meals throughout the day and snacks. Then the sadness set in as I remembered how many children don't get a single breakfast, let alone a second breakfast. For some of the 1 out of every 5 kids in the US that struggle with hunger, school lunch is their ONLY meal of the day.Read More
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It has rained, rained and rained some more here in north central Virginia which was the perfect catalyst to spark panic among all, with the threat of Joaquin being dangled around early in the week. As Florida natives, that have dealt with our fair share of hurricanes, we were all "eh" when they brought up the monster storm on the news early in the week.Read More
Chances are you read Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass as a child, watched the Disney animated classic or even the 2010 movie told through the wonderfully twisted mind of Tim Burton. It has and always be one of my favorite stories, along with most of Carroll's works.
You may not know that Tuesday, October 6, is Mad Hatter Day and the perfect day to host a poetry tea time for you kids. If you aren't familiar with my love of Brave Writer or Poetry Tea Times, please go soak in the goodness at the Brave Writer blog.Read More
Oh fall TV, how I how I love thee! Well, at least until the spring when the networks decide to cancel at least half of my favorites every year.
There aren't nearly enough hours in the week to indulge in all things TV (unless I want to totally neglect either my kids, husband or home) so I if a show doesn't hook me by the second episode, I'm done.Read More
Week two of my interesting little social experiment, in which I am not posting, sharing, liking or commenting on Facebook, has come to an end. I failed miserably at ignoring the social site all together, like I said I wanted to do in my week 1 review. I only managed to not look at Facebook for a day. No self-control! I need to work on that.Read More
This past week has been an interesting one, to say the least. A week that has left me listening just a little bit closer to the sounds of nature around me and one that has left me wondering. I am really that insignificant or has the way we interact a society just really gotten this bad?Read More
This past week we immersed ourselves in Egypt, had lots of giggles with a keen observation writing activity and welcomed my parents for a week long visit. It feels like it all flew by and I have to admit, I'm heading into this week feeling exhausted. It's a good thing we are taking the week off to enjoy family time.Read More
Well sort of! We did ponder the question of an infinite universe this week that led to a pretty surprising demonstration by six year old Ali. She started to walk around in a circle, over and over, and said, "See, this is infinite!" Really though, it was just a typical week of us in our homeschool rhythm, enjoying learning.
We've made it back into our homeschool routine here, sort of. You see, we haven't been able to enjoy any outdoor nature studies yet because mosquitoes are the devil! Just five minutes outdoors and those tiny demons issue a full on assault. As much as I hate them, they are not the only pest we are dealing with.Read More