Camping Books for Kids

Here's a list of our favorite picture books about camping for kids.  They books are story books and not "how to" types of books all except for the last one which is about finding constellations.  My kids ages 2, almost 4, and 6 love them all. Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky … Continue reading Camping Books for Kids

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Not Really Split Pea Soup Recipe

I love split pea soup.  My husband really does not love split pea soup.  This is my recipe for "split pea compromise soup" or "not really split pea soup", it is a drastic adaptation of the recipe for Spilt Pea Soup from the restaurant Pea Soup Andersons.  It isn't the prettiest soup but it sure … Continue reading Not Really Split Pea Soup Recipe

You know you might have really lost it this time if…

You know you might have really lost it this time if... your spouse comes up with a crazy idea like, "let's downsize from our 2500 sq ft home in suburbia to an RV and live on the road" and you're actually considering the idea as a viable option.  Now I know (now) that people do … Continue reading You know you might have really lost it this time if…

Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

Here is my recipe for the best carrot cake ever!  The recipe was handed down to me by my father, Gary who got it from his father, Joe.  As far as I know, Joe made up the recipe.  I remember having this cake for my dad's birthdays when I was growing up.  It seems like … Continue reading Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

Easy French Food Snacks for Kids

Our Five In A Row Homeschooling adventure began in August this year and has already taken us to the country of France three times!  The stories of "Madeline", by Ludwig Bemelmans... "How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World", by Marjorie Priceman... and "The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot", by … Continue reading Easy French Food Snacks for Kids