Sometimes what you really need is a day off at the zoo. My youngest daughter is a huge fan of pandas. We have yet to see a giant panda in real life. However, we do have red pandas in our local zoo. Last year, two new red pandas were born at the Boise Zoo. We
When I was a young girl, Anne Shirley and Diana Barry created quite a conundrum for me. I longed for the kind of friendship I saw play out in the pages of L. M. Montgomery’s classic stories. The loyalty and long friendship that Diana and Anne displayed was something my girlish heart yearned for. Full
It has been an entire week since the 2017 Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference and I am still so excited about how it turned out! Its going to take a couple of posts to cover it all, so this is part one of my conference recap. That photo up there at the top is of myself
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January is a great time to reflect on the past year and make plans for the new year. Here are the top five visited posts from the year 2016. Number 1: Three Questions Changed Our Family We ask these questions daily at dinner, and our family culture has transformed. These questions helped us become better
I recently watched a friend of mine go through three days of an intense project. As I watched, I learned. It was a 3 day lesson. She had three days to accomplish a huge goal. She wasn’t the only one working on this goal, so she had help. The project was someone else’s brain child
Once upon a time, early in my marriage, my husband told me that he didn’t think I was very creative. I was appalled that my husband would say such a thing about me. Since that time I have gleefully pointed out when I’ve been creative to my husband. He’s a really good sport about it
Several years ago, a fun children’s movie shared an important idea with the world. Robots was a cute children’s film with a powerful message. See a need, fill a need. The idea is simple to understand but not always simple to accomplish. Look around at your world and find needs. Then discover how you can
Leadership Connections, our homeschool co-op, has studied the continents of the world for the last six weeks. One of the elective courses we offered during this time was a reading discussion group for our older students. I have had the privilege of leading this discussion group. It has been a lot of fun for me,
The idea of my children flipping burgers in a fast food restaurant has never particularly appealed to me. I believe that children should learn to work hard and should learn to love working. I know that a job working for someone can be a valuable learning experience, and I won’t discourage my children from working.