Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

“Mommy this is not a hike, this is an adventure!”B (age 6) Located in Nevada City, California, this easy 2-mile loop trail is perfect for families. There are informational sign posts all along the way for educational credit as well. Natural Science lesson ✅ If you’d like to see photos and read about the Sierra … Continue reading Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

Grown-up Book of the Month – August 2020

So, I skipped a couple months of my 2020 Goal to read one grown-up book per month. I’m getting back in the saddle this month. I’m in the mood for a nice, light, entertaining book to finish off the summer before school starts. I feel like we’ve been really busy lately... I unpacked a bunch … Continue reading Grown-up Book of the Month – August 2020

Rebranding – Feature Photo & Tagline Update

Well everyone, we have officially succeeded in moving into our new home! I feel like we are starting a new chapter in our lives as a family, and I’m going to do a touch of rebranding to our blog. I’ve chosen a new feature photo that I took last week of a butterfly in our … Continue reading Rebranding – Feature Photo & Tagline Update

Homeschool Summer ☀️ School Incentive Store

Since my kiddos were less than thrilled about my Summer School plan to get caught up. I decided to up the ante on our incentives with a super-fun Summer School Store. I decided that we would make our own play money to earn and use to make purchases, I’m calling them “sun coins”. I’ve seen … Continue reading Homeschool Summer ☀️ School Incentive Store

Pomegranates Baby!

We had a really fun opportunity this week to see pomegranates beginning to grow on a tree in the side yard at our rental house. We are still waiting on new flooring at our new house… It’s just been one hiccup after another… Perhaps we will move in by the end of June... Anyways, while … Continue reading Pomegranates Baby!

Homeschool Summer ☀️ School

The official last day of school for our charter school was May 22. We are still running a little behind in our studies. The Camp Fire set our oldest 2 kiddos (ages 10 & 7) back by a good 6 months and we still haven’t quite caught up yet. Our youngest was in Kindergarten this … Continue reading Homeschool Summer ☀️ School

Happy Snacks – Road Trip Goodies for Kids

Our very close friends are moving to Idaho. 😭 One of the reasons that they are such fun friends is because they are also homeschooling their three kiddos who are similar ages to our kiddos. We have had lots of fun together over the past 6 years. The past 6 months we have done a … Continue reading Happy Snacks – Road Trip Goodies for Kids

Apple 🍏 Coffee Cake Recipe

My sister and I had this recipe book when we were kids, Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book. My mom still had it in her house before the Camp Fire. One of my favorite recipes is in this book, "Apple-nut Coffee Cake".  I recently remembered that I really like this coffee cake and … Continue reading Apple 🍏 Coffee Cake Recipe

Grown-up Book of the Month (April 2020)

After thoroughly enjoying a memoir and a novel in March: I decided to step it up a notch with a heavier title, Drawing with Children by Mona Brooks. It seems like a good time to tackle learning something new! I anticipate that this book will take at least a full month to get through. I … Continue reading Grown-up Book of the Month (April 2020)

Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

We could’ve spent so much more time at Yosemite National Park. We are grateful that we were able to visit this amazing place before COVID-19 was spreading here in the US and the Shelter-in-Place directives were in effect. Yosemite is a really crowded park and I don’t think it would be possible to practice social … Continue reading Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California