Gnocchi are becoming a staple in my house. When we make mashed potatoes I just cook the whole bag of potatoes because gnocchi are easy to make with leftovers and freeze well for later. This is probably the fourth time we've made them and I've figured out a thing or two about what works and … Continue reading Gnocchi, Love, and Pasta Sauce
Composting is a great way to put old vegetation and newspaper to good use. The kids and I are planning a garden and I'd really like to give my plants a good boost of nutrient rich compost to grow on. I composted kitchen scraps last year, but I didn't have the right supplies and it … Continue reading Composting with Worms
He/she is in no hurry...and I shouldn't be either.
I haven't been blogging much these last few weeks. There is just too much anticipation and the kids and I haven't been doing all that much homeschooling either. They have been doing the basics and we finished up our last field trip. They helped me make galaxy paintings and have learned a little weaving in … Continue reading 39 Weeks and it’s Palm Sunday!
For the last 10 years I have been meaning to take my kids to see how maple syrup is made. Most of us know that maple syrup comes from maple trees, but how exactly do they get it from the tree? How does it become maple syrup? Our local metro parks is having a series … Continue reading Maple Sugaring- Pure Michigan
My favorite part of homeschooling is teaching my kids how to cook. Just the other day, when Elijah and I made banana bread, we sat down to eat the fresh, hot baked goodness and he says to me, "I can't believe that was just a bunch of goop a few hours ago!" I've been working … Continue reading Ba-ba-banana Bread!
I'm 36 weeks pregnant today and last week's adventures have me so exhausted! I was busy everyday last week, ALL day! Now that I have time, I get to write about the rest of last week's best adventure. From start to finish, our Mock Olympics took about 6 hours, including the making of the laurel … Continue reading Mock Olympics-2018-Part 2
Let the games begin! Now that our Olympic games is officially open, Let's welcome our contestants! The first event we did was an obstacle course designed mostly by Evelyn! Part 1 was the 'lazer maze' under the table. If you broke a string you were penalized and 1 second would be added to your final … Continue reading Let the Games Begin!-Part 1
At the beginning of the school year, I asked my kids what they were interested in studying. One of their choices was Ancient Greece and at the start of the new year we began our unit on Ancient Greece. It just so happens that, without my realizing it, the Winter Olympics was scheduled to take … Continue reading Mock Olympics Opening Ceremony 2018
The Michigan Science Center offers all kinds of interactive stage presentations to explore scientific concepts in a fun way. There is also a spot where volunteers teach one on one scientific concepts through interactive play and puzzles. We usually are too busy exploring the science center and miss out on this part but on this … Continue reading Science Puzzles