Category Archives: Reviews

How to document your homeschool experience

It’s not a requirement to document our homeschool experience where we live, but I wanted to anyways. After doing a book reading at a school (one of my many hats, I’m a children’s book author!), one of the teachers showed

Superheroes preschool and kindergarten theme

Everyone wants to be a superhero. I would totally wear a cape and fight the evil polluters in this world if I could. I found some amazing preschool activities from Over The Moonand their pre-k pack. You can find a

Sculpting beeswax animals in 4 steps

Welcome 2013! We have started these first few days off with a bang – and a new curriculum that I LOVE! It’s called Earthschooling and it is play and nature-based. I have always wanted to learn how to use beeswax

Making It Simple

Upon week 3 of the new year, I wanted to post about some reflections I made coming into 2012 and where we made changes as a family. I feel like I have put a lot of pressure on myself when

Our First Language

My children did not learn English as their first language. They didn’t learn French, Spanish or Chinese. The first means of communication – the first language – with my children was American Sign Language. Thanks to a very good friend,

Lest We Forget

Today I was inspired by an activity I found in a new curriculum I am using called Little Acorn Learning. I purchsed their Enrichment Guide for November and found some wonderful information on celebrating the Day of the Dead. While

Roots of Empathy and Cruz’s impact

As my baby turned one this week, I couldn’t help but reflect on the year and the impact he has made on my life. Well, not only my life, but the lives of others as well. I wanted to take

Sound Bottles

Cruz turned 9 months old yesterday – how quickly time goes! When Avery was this age, I purchased a Montessori program from Montessori for the Earth from 9-15 months. I dug it out of one of our bookshelves today and

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

As I sit, the campground around me is full of water! We are on vacation in Florida – visiting my parents who are here for the winter – and today it is raining. The kids woke up in the wee

Blending an Infant and Toddler Environment

With Cruz now on the move, it’s time to change our learning environment from a toddler area to a mix of toddler and infant activities. Initially, I had no idea how to go about doing this. I did a bit