Stick Forests

We have a new, temporary outdoor installation at our house right now. It’s called a stick forest, and it’s one of our favorite ways to play in the snow when the snow just isn’t cooperating for snowballs and snowmen. The concept is simple – collecting debris from the yard and placing it in an intentional…

No, we can’t have a beach day. And that’s ok.

We spent 2 wonderful hours at the beach this morning.  It was beautiful. The kids did really well. And after two hours? It was enough. Time to pack up our stuff and hightail it outta there. Over the years, living with multiple children with over-active sensory responses and heightened anxieties, I’ve developed a sense myself…

Backwardschooling

We live in a state that has relatively strict homeschool reporting requirements, including a comprehensive year-long plan due in the summer before the upcoming school year, with plans and curriculum for each of the required subjects. While I’m diligently completing this requirement to convince the district that we take home education for our six year…

Summer of Wonder Bingo – FREE Printable

It’s almost summer time, and the pressure is on to fill our lives with the best activities – to make the most of the weather, vacation, and time together. There are lists all over Facebook and Pinterest of the bazillion things you should do with your kid this summer. I decided to make my own…