Category: Education/School

Reflections on Preschool from a Mom of 4

Our youngest child will be heading to Kindergarten this fall. As you know if you have been reading my writing for any length of time, I believe in hefty doses of nature, play, and reading in the early years. I'm generally a huge fan of boredom, tech-free space, the outdoors, nurturing relationships, and creative play […]

Back-To-School Guide 2018

Our three girls will be heading back to school next week (grades: 1st, 4th, and 6th). We're sad to give up the leisurely pace of summer, but we're also ready for a bit of routine and the promise of cooler fall weather. I'd like to share several of our "favorite" brands and products for back-to-school […]

DIY 1st Day of Summer Baskets

Has the countdown-to-summer started in your house yet? Our family LOVES summer and we always look forward to the long, leisurely days of swimming, reading, road-tripping, and spending time with friends. This year, I put together 1st Day of Summer (or - Last Day of School) Baskets for each of the girls to help kick […]

Homeschool Room Tour {2017-2018}

Our homeschool room is off of our main living room. It consists of a dining table + chairs, one desk, a bookshelf, and a highly organized craft shelving unit with labeled bins. We didn't have a designated homeschool room until our oldest daughter was in 2nd grade so I'm super grateful for the space now. […]

Back-To-School Guide BONUS: Extracurriculars

* Thanks to Molten, Snowflake Designs, Sterling Publishing, and ZenZoi for sending us products to photograph. When my kids were little, we were all pretty content to spend our days and nights at home. Neighborhood walks, hikes at local state/national parks, baking sessions, and get-togethers with friends - this is how we passed our days. […]

Back-To-School Guide 2017

* Thanks to Lands' End, French Toast, The Children's Place, ZUCA, Klean Kanteen, See Kai Run, Stride Rite, Foxpaws, Galison, Westcott, & Dixon-Ticonderoga for sending us school products to try. We just wrapped up Family Education Week at our children's school. It's a jam-packed week of encouragement, training, and information. I always look forward to […]

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