April 2016 in pictures

April 2016 in Pictures: Fishing, Fun, & a Road Trip!

April was an awesome month for our family!   We fished, played, learned, and went on a fun road trip.  We spent the month doing what we do best, living and learning with love.   Join us on our adventure…April 2016 in pictures! April 2016 in Pictures The Sebastian Inlet Tide Pool is one of […]

Using Lapbooks with Literature

Using Lapbooks with Literature

In our homeschool we prefer living books over textbooks.  Some of our favorite homeschool moments happened while snuggled up reading books together.   Two of the three children are fluent readers but we still enjoy reading aloud together.  We really enjoy using lapbooks with literature studies.  Using lapbooks is a fun way to record what […]

Field Trip:  Space Coast Area Transit

Space Coast Area Transit: Homeschool Field Trip

It’s time for another fun homeschool field trip here in Central Florida.  We drive our van around town so my children have had very little experience utilizing pubic transporation.  We headed to Space Coast Area Transit for our next homeschool field trip, this was just the place to learn about and experience public transportation. I […]

Field Trip Fun:  WFIT

Field Trip Fun: WFIT Public Radio Station

If we are not listening to an audio book or Pandora we are listening to WFIT 89.5.  It is one of the very few radio stations programmed in our van.  My husband introduced me to this radio station many (many!) years ago.   He actually thought of this fun field trip idea…thanks Shane! The kids […]

January 2016:  Our Month in Photos

A Mini-Vacation & Tons of Fun: January 2016 In Photos

My kids were looking through all of the photos in the Mamatography Project that I used to participate in, a photo a day,  and they were bummed when they came to the last post.   They asked me to start posting photos again and I agreed that it was a great idea.  The Mamatographgy Project […]

Fun Learning Lessons:  The Periodic Table of Elements

Homeschool Learning: Discovering & Understanding the Periodic Table of Elements

Alex decided to ditch the science path that we were on this homeschool year in order to learn about chemistry (yeah, we often change it up mid-year).  I knew that learning about Chemistry would involve learning about the periodic table of elements and that scared me.  Once I got over this fear I found many […]

Discovering Japan:  Homeschool Lesson Ideas

Homeschool: Learning About Japan (including Epcot fun!)

This homeschooling year we are exploring World Geography and cultures.  This week we discovered Japan and we had a blast learning all about the country and the culture of the people who live there.  We watched videos, made crafts, read books and took a trip to Epcot while learning about Japan. Being able to include […]

Bubble painting

Living & Learning With Love: August 2015

August was a fun and busy month!  I told myself that we would not be as busy this year but there are just too many fun things to do and see near where we live.  I am very grateful to live on the Space Coast of Florida, there are tons of homeschoolers and so many […]

Interest-let Learning With Structure

Interest-Led Learning with Structure: Our Children’s Involvement In Their Home Education

It’s that time of year again, time to decide what our we will be learning in the upcoming homeschool year. This is our fifth year homeschooling.  We have attempted many different approaches to how we homeschool. We have been very structured (that lasted about a week), we deschooled, unschooled, and finally found our groove as […]

Skeletal System Lesson Activities

Homeschool: Learning About The Skeletal System

We are continuing along our human body learning journey.  We have already learned about skin and cells, this week we are discovering the skeletal system.  I am really excited about our human body learning unit, we did this a few years ago but they are older now and I know that I will be able […]

Homeschool Freakout

Homeschool Mama Freakout!

I was sitting on the couch a few nights ago reflecting on the previous few weeks.   I was smiling while remembering all of the fun moments that our family had enjoyed together.  It was a very happy moment in my world however, that moment came to an abrupt end.   I started to feel anxious.  My smile slowly disappeared.  For some insane […]

Free Learning Lessons About The Cell

Homeschool Learning: Discovering The Cell

This post contains affiliate links. This week the highlight of our home learning was discovering the cell.  I have been testing out the first few units of Science Odyssey.  Science Odyssey provides many learning ideas and opportunities that we are really enjoying.  After this week my children have a much better understanding of what a […]