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

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

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

Walk Around the Block – Sharing Happiness Rocks 🙂

We had a bunch of river rocks leftover from an Ivy Kids Kit and decided to turn the rocks into smiling emoji rocks. We wanted to leave these around our neighborhood for other walkers to find. We hope that they gave a smile to anyone who found one of them! I had leftover yellow spray … Continue reading Walk Around the Block – Sharing Happiness Rocks 🙂

Memory Verse Monday

This week we are working on memorizing Isaiah 12:2. Please join us if you’d like to. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid...Isaiah 12:2 As usual, we use, A Reason For Handwriting Border Sheets, to practice our best handwriting on the verse of the week. When we're done with a … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 🧸

My friend L.T. let me know that some people are putting stuffies in their front windows so families with kids can go on a “Bear Hunt” when they walk around their neighborhoods. 🧸 We hope you can participate in this fun idea by either putting a teddy bear in your front window or going for … Continue reading We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 🧸

Resources for Unexpectedly Homeschooling due to Coronavirus

My friend L.R. from Returning to Paradise just published a great post with ideas for those who are suddenly homeschooling their kids unexpectedly due to coronavirus. (I hope she takes me copying her by writing my own similar post as the highest form of flattery). She has such good ideas! Her article is a resource … Continue reading Resources for Unexpectedly Homeschooling due to Coronavirus

Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Our recent trip to Yosemite was very special because we were able to meet up with some fellow displaced Camp Fire survivors. It was so wonderful to see our friends again! We had a wonderful time with them on a hike to Lower Yosemite falls and talked non-stop the entire afternoon. We still miss our … Continue reading Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Yosemite National Park – California

We decided to take two mini vacations in February to test out the RV. After a great weekend at Olema Campground to check out Point Reyes National Seashore (2/7/20-2/10/20) we took a week off and then headed to Yosemite Lakes RV Resort to check out Yosemite National Park (2/21/20-2/24/20). We had a wonderful time on … Continue reading Yosemite National Park – California