Category: Books

Category: Books

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: July 2017

It’s been another slow reading month for me.  It seems like every time I sit down to read I end up falling asleep.  Such is the season of my life, I suppose.  Knowing that means that these books are good enough to keep me awake. High praise, in my opinion.

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: June 2017

The past few weeks have been slow in the reading department for me.  I feel like I’ve started and set aside 500 books recently because they just didn’t capture my attention.  These are the four I managed to finish and I have a bunch half-finished which most likely means I’ll

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Quick Tips for Raising Happy Hikers

We are a hiking family.  We love camping and kayaking and just being outdoors together.  We’ve often said that our family is happiest when we’re outside.  Our kids bicker less and we parents are more in tune and patient.  We’ve been going on adventures with kids for over 12 years

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Why We Homeschool Year-Round + Summer Homeschool Plans

One of the things I love most about homeschooling is the ability to set our own schedule.  Our first year of official homeschooling, we stuck with a traditional school schedule.  I realized after that year that I would quickly burn out. So over the years, we’ve settled into a year

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately: May 2017

Grayson by Lynne Cox Swimming to Antarctica is one of my all-time favorite books.  So I was delighted when my cousin told me Lynne Cox had written another book.  This is a quick read and tells the story of when Lynne encountered a lone baby gray whale while out for

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

The One in a Million Boy Loved this book.  It’s one where I have a hard time knowing how much to tell you, any description I give just doesn’t do it justice.  It’s a sweet, well-told story of an unexpected friendship and parenting a child who is “different”.  It’s about

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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I’m joining in with Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy to share short and sweet reviews of what I’ve been reading lately.  What have YOU been reading lately? The Joy of Swimming by Lisa Congdon I loved this books as both a (former) swimmer and an artist. I love Lisa

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Homeschool Morning Time Plans: Late Winter

The snow is melting.  So quickly, in fact, that we’ve had severe flooding in our area.  Our basement flooded, but not as extensively as some of our neighbors.  We’ve experienced a huge outpouring of love and concern from friends and neighbors over the past couple of weeks and we’ve felt

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Quick Lit: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I’m joining Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs. Darcy to share what I’ve been reading lately. Girl Waits with Gun I was delighted to learn when I was about 75% finished with this book that it is based on a true story.  I loved the spunky, full of life Kopp sisters,

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Winter Term Morning Time Plans

Over the past couple of days we’ve been absolutely slammed by a huge snowstorm. The view above is what it currently looks like out our back door.  There are probably 14 inches of snow on our table out there, and we’ve got drifts multiple feet high around every walkway and

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