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...]


Traveling the 50 States with the Flat Littles: Louisiana

Thanks to Abby from Louisiana for sending along these great pictures of the Flat Littles visiting two places with their family: the Chalmette Battlefield during the Bicentennial Celebration of the Battle of New Orleans and the replicas of the Nina and Santa Maria in Houma, LA. The Chalmette Battlefield is in the Jean Lafitte National Historical … [Read more...]


Traveling the 50 States with the Flat Littles: Ogden, Utah

  Hey friends! For this trip, the Flat Littles joined Joey and his parents from Florida as they hiked the trails around the site of this restored lime kiln near Ogden, Utah. I love that they took pictures of the scenery and the history for us to read and enjoy. This definitely could just be me, but I tend to appreciate what I'm learning … [Read more...]


Traveling the 50 States with the Flat Littles: Washington, D.C.

  The Ahrens family from Northern Virginia is back with more travels with the Flat Littles, this time from three key spots in the Washington, D.C. area. I grew up just outside D.C., so this area holds a special place in my heart and obviously, a lot of our national history also. Their first stop is the Washington Monument. Growingup we … [Read more...]


What’s in a Blog (re) Name?

    As you know, the blog is now Pockets Full of Rocks (and no longer Classical Conversations at Home). I'm very excited about this. You can read here to see what the new name is all about! But, before I tell you what's different, let me tell you what's stayed the same. We are still happily homeschoolers. And we still love and … [Read more...]


Getting Started with Audiobooks

  Have you tried listening to audiobooks with your family? When I first considered audiobooks, I wasn't sure if my littles would be interested or when we'd find the time to listen to them. My concerns were wasted! They're such a part of our family routine now that I can't imagine us without them. I'll share 3 tips for success with … [Read more...]