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Quiet Book Car Edition

One after noon as I was scrolling through Pintrest, I came across one of the cutest ideas ever for keeping little boys’ hands busy while sitting still and quiet (for us this would be mostly during church).  It is a little quiet book with matchbox cars and a...

5 Catergories of Screen Free Summer Fun

Media, ah media.  What a great babysitter it can be.  Right?  I have to admit that I do use movies to babysit my kids every now and then.  It’s important to note that media is not inherently evil but amoral.  Some of my children use ipods for daily devotions. ...

Hands-On Learning

This year in school, we are studying “Rome to the Reformation” together as a theme unit study.  I love learning together for many reasons.  But, one of the best things is that we can do projects and experiments together and not have to repeat different...

Literature Unit “Snow Treasure”

One of my favorite ways to teach is through themed Literature units.  It just makes everything seem so alive and real to study and learn about what your literary characters are experiencing.  Most books can bing in History, Geography, Science, and some Math without...

Sewing with Meme’s machine

As a child, I loved to spend time with my Meme.  What little girl doesn’t?  She was loving, patient, and very giving.  Although she was a little rough around the edges and occasionally let out a few choice words (to which she would immediately turn to me and say...