Inspired

Pictured Above: A statue from MLK Jr National Park: "Behold! the only thing greater that yourself!"   Do you remember when you were a teenager: When we all thought we knew everything?  We had lived 17 or 18 years and had spent most of that in school. We knew history and how to write papers... Continue Reading →

Gnocchi, Love, and Pasta Sauce

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 →

Composting with Worms

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 →

Maple Sugaring- Pure Michigan

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 →

Ba-ba-banana Bread!

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 →

Mock Olympics-2018-Part 2

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 →

Let the Games Begin!-Part 1

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 →

Heart Dissection

In hind sight I should have posted this on Valentine's Day, but oh well! A few weeks ago, the kids and I went to the Michigan Science Center to attend their homeschool class.  This month it was a heart dissection and I only paid $3 per kid and received free admission as an educator.  I... Continue Reading →

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