Education Meets the Outdoors

Being a home schooled family can be very challenging at times but it comes with benefits as well. In public school settings the majority of students’ time is spent at a desk in a classroom.  For our home schooled family that simply is not the case.  We enjoy taking...

4 Ideas to Counter “Fed Up With Learning”

I love teaching and to be honest most days Tractor Man loves learning.  But, there are days where learning for him is on the back burner.  To be honest some days it’s not even in the kitchen or if it is, it may possibly already be going up in smoke. I have a...

Learning through Lent

Every year as a practicing Catholic I feel compelled to “give up something” for lent. However, as a person that needs improvement as a wife, mother and human in general, I find it is better to rather try something new or improve myself rather than focus on...

February Spending Freeze 2016

Here we go again!  Another year and another February Spending Freeze.  I am excited and as always a little nervous for this challenge.  I will admitt though I am feeling very determined to save like crazy this year! My preparations for our spending freeze started a...

Ready, Set, School!

Ah yes it is indeed that time of year again.  Soon the school bus will be driving by, homes will be a bit quieter, and another school year will have started.  Well, unless you home school. In our case we home school and we homestead, so we have a pretty busy September...