Why We’re Collecting Pockets Full of Rocks

As a mom of five exploring types, I'm often being asked to carry my littles' collected rocks in my pockets. We've had days at the park where my pockets were full of rocks. Sometimes they'd forget about the rocks and I'd drop them back to the ground. Other times, the rocks would make it all the way home with us. In more recent years, I've started to … [Read more...]


Food for Thought Friday

Been picking up tidbits from around the internet that I thought you'd be interested in too. Consider it weekend reading and be sure to leave me your thoughts in the comments. It's dialectic. Screentime is Making Kids Moody, Crazy, and Lazy I definitely think I see times where this seems to be true for my brood. We limit their time, but this … [Read more...]


Homeschool Classical Planner Review + Giveaway

I have never before used a homeschool planner. While I am very much a planner, they all felt a little intimidating and not quite what I needed. However, when I saw the chatter on the Classical Conversations group Facebook page about the Homeschool 18-Month Classical Planner by Hot Pink Lime, I was instantly interested. The folks over at Hot Pink … [Read more...]

Traveling the 50 States with the Flat Littles: Florida

I love this story from Kim & her family of the Flat Littles' trip to Florida. They attended the dolphin show at Sea World first, but half an hour later were destroyed from the splash by a killer whale. Haha. Guess that's what happens when you sit in the Splash Zone! I know visiting Sea World can be considered controversial these days. If … [Read more...]


Back to School Printables

Y'all, it's about that time! We're planning to start next week. I wanted to share with you some fun printables I found to use for that first day back to homeschool. First Day of School printable picture sign - These are grade specific, include the year and are in a fun chalkboard style. First day of HOMEschool printable picture sign - I am … [Read more...]


Scheduling Our Day Using Blocks of Time

  I always like to consider our first schedule a rough draft, because I typically make changes as I see how things shake out. And truly, our schedule is more of an order to our day than actual times to do things. That sort of predictability without strict rigidness works for us. Mondays: Our Classical Conversations community day now … [Read more...]