Homeschooling · Natural Childhood

How to Homeschool While on Vacation

Last week our family went to Banff, Alberta for a 5 day getaway. The man of the house needed to go to Banff for work reasons, and since we homeschool (and therefore have the Awesome Superpower Of Flexibility), we decided to temporarily assign a new classroom arrangement. Psst, that’s homeschool code for “we are totally… Continue reading How to Homeschool While on Vacation

Chickens · Children · Garden · Homestead · Homesteading · Kids · Natural Childhood · Self Reliance

100 Things Kids Learn On a Homestead

As part of our homestead journey, I’ve been realizing more and more how much learning occurs in real life… The stuff we do everyday, just as a matter of course. They might not get to do as much if they were in school all day long, homeschooling definitely allows my kids oodles of free play,… Continue reading 100 Things Kids Learn On a Homestead

Chickens · Children · Homestead · Homesteading · Self Reliance

Why I Need To Raise Chickens

“Why can’t we just buy eggs from the store like everyone else? No mess, no fuss, no inconvenience. Why do we have to raise them?!” This was the question posed to me by my husband as we were getting ready to go pick up the 20 Barred Rock chicks that I had ordered. It’s not… Continue reading Why I Need To Raise Chickens

Children · Crafts · Fabric and Needle Arts · Natural Childhood

Felt Food: Cookie Baking Set

I have really been enjoying making my girls some felt foods and toys. They are so easy to make, and it is such a homegrown thing. I get the same sense of satisfaction and being “in touch” with what I’m creating as I do when I’m cooking something from scratch. Also, maybe it’s just my… Continue reading Felt Food: Cookie Baking Set

Children · Fabric and Needle Arts · Natural Childhood

Toy Makeovers: Felt Foods

Before my children were born, I wanted a good collection of felt foods for them to play with. I wanted to be Crafty Mom and sew them all, but of course life got in the way and somehow we ended up with a massive collection of plastic toy foods… exactly what I didn’t want. So… Continue reading Toy Makeovers: Felt Foods