Fun & Mellow Homeschool Week

My dad came for a visit this week.  This highlighted another wonderful aspect of homeschooling, the fact that we could slow down on school work during his visit and have fun!  His visit was during the week.  If had Alex been in public school he would not have been able to enjoy his grandpa as much as he […]

Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

I love quinoa.  Have I said that before?  I am sure that I have but I will say it again.  I.  Love.  Quinoa.   My son loves meatloaf as much as I love quinoa. I have always made our meatloaf with turkey instead of beef and was excited to replace the bread crumbs with quinoa. […]

green house

Homemade Household Cleaners

Along with getting the toxins out of the food that our family eats we are also working on getting the toxins out of our home.  I used to think that the smell of bleach and air fresheners was the smell of ‘clean’, I now realize that was the smell of toxic chemicals!  I know that we have saved […]

Germs:  Free Lesson Ideas

Learning About Germs!

This post contains affiliate links. My kids had a blast learning all about germs.  We watched videos, made crafts, and read a few books about germs.  This was certainly a fun week in our homeschool! We are starting our Human Body Unit this week.  Of course we are creating a new lapbook.  Yep,  Human Body Lapbook, here […]

How to make Mullein Flower Oil for earache

Garlic Mullein Oil: Healing An Ear Infection (Or Earache) The Natural Way

Earaches and ear infections are a common occurrence in children.  If you take your child to a traditional doctor for an  ear infection you will most likely be handed a prescription for an antibiotic and possibly pain relieving ear drops.  Instead of a using a prescription you can easily make a home remedy using three ingredients that will both heal and soothe […]


My sweet Alex…thank goodness for homeschooling!

My son Alex is 6.  He is the reason our family chose to homeschool.  Alex is so sweet and sensitive.  He, like me, wears his heart on his sleeve.  His feelings are easily hurt and often hard to mend. We enrolled Alex in preschool when he was 4.  I thought that this was the thing to do.  I quickly learned what a […]


2011-2012 Curriculum

1/30/12 **I have to say that our ‘curriculum’ is under construction….I am dabbling in unschooling also known as  interest-led learning.  We are still working on Horizons Math and I have slowed down quite a bit on reading because I think Alex needs a little more time.  He is currently choosing what he wants to learn for our Unit Studies.  He […]


Baby it’s Cold Outside!!

We live in Florida.  I am not a Florida native but I have certainly acclimated to Florida’s tropical climate.  This morning when we woke up it was a  cool crisp 34 degrees outside.  A quick decision was made….let’s stay inside all day long! It is day 2 of back to school since winter break.  The kids are still gung-ho so […]


Back to school after winter break

I have now lost track of how many weeks we have been ‘officially’ homeschooling and I suppose this is a good thing.  It has certainly become of our lifestyle.  We live it everyday.  I continue to try to make all of or experiences a learning experience.  It really isn’t too difficult.  You just have to find a way to […]