Summer Schooling

We homeschool year round. Now, this doesn’t exactly mean we keep the same momentum or schedule once the hot Summer months hit. What works for us is a more self-led, self-paced system. We still have a lot of fun in the sun with splash pads, pool and lake days to cool off, but we also…

Fun Texas Getaways

When the opportunity arises, I love being able to get away with a gal pal to refresh and recharge without the responsibilities motherhood demands. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids tremendously, and enjoy exploring alongside them… but every now and then, it’s wonderful to spend some time focusing on the things I enjoy…

Family Fun in Waco

There’s more fun to be had in Waco, Texas than the area around the silos. Don’t get me wrong, you can find some great home decor and have some fun photos taken there, but there are so many more things to explore as a family in Waco! Waco’s 52-acre natural habitat, the Cameron Park Zoo…

This is Halloween

Well, like everything that has been of the year 2020, we have no idea what Halloween will look like. So, in trying to still make the most of it, and still enjoy every holiday to the fullest, I decided to have some fun decorating for Halloween, which oddly enough – I’ve never really done before!…

Road Trippin’

Summer is just around the corner, and I know many people are preparing to journey out onto the open road.  Recently, we embarked on our third 7 hour (each way) road trip.  Being that this was our third in the last nine months, I think that now qualifies me as a road trip aficionado of…

Easter Traditions

Celebrating Easter comes with all the hype and hoopla of candy and craze! Pumped up on sugary sweets it’s not how I like to celebrate Easter. Besides, that’s not what Easter is all about. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate some fun and possibly start some traditions with your family that don’t necessarily…

Art Party

It’s been raining around these parts, and in no way do we hate it… we need it!  But that hinders our opportunity for an outdoor birthday party.  So we opted for an indoor art party.  Equipped with rainy day activities and fun, this day was a blast celebrating and creating. The main activity table –…

Monster Beach Bash

I LOVE throwing birthday parties.  I have so much fun decorating and making sure every little detail is taken care of to ensure a fun gathering of friends and family.  My middle child’s birthday usually has nice sunny weather, so it’s almost become a tradition to throw his party at the beach cottage. I don’t…

Superhero Cape

“Let’s pretend we’re…”  I love hearing this phrase from my kids.  They love exploring their own imaginative worlds with fun costumes and props.  If your kids love dressing up and playing pretend as much as mine do you will melt once you see this ADORABLE Superhero cape by my friend Sarah Beth at Lace & Pine…

Joyful Fun

For well over a decade I’ve cared for children. I’ve been a Sitter, Nanny, Preschool Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, After-school educator, and most importantly, a Mommy. Over this vast time with many children all from a range of backgrounds and upbringing, I’ve learned it doesn’t take a whole lot of fancy, expensive toys to keep…