We went camping at the lake for four days last week and I thought I would share with you some of the things we did and show you all the things we learned and why I consider our camping trip a homeschool field trip :)
A couple of people have commented on how great my garden looks, which I certainly appreciate. I love my garden and am rather proud of how much we are able to accomplish in the garden :) But, just in case anyone thinks I am writing all these posts about gardening because I am actually a really good gardener, let me show you that I do not actually have the proverbial green thumb...
One of my readers commentee on my Gardening With Your Children post mentioned that she would like to read about how to get her children to help in the garden without having to fight to get them there. I realized this might be a common problem so I thought it would make for an interesting blog post. The only thing is, I don't really have that problem...
Wow! I can't believe my "baby" is five years old already! Today I want to share with you what happened when she was born. Her birthday is a good reminder to me to be thankful for life, especially my own life, as I nearly lost my life when Munchkin was born.
With all the controversy (Parents of Hana Williams Found Guilty) out there about the Pearls and their book, To Train Up a Child, I was not going to touch this subject, but I just can't stop thinking about it! I know I am probably going to lose a few readers with this post, and I feel sad about that, but I feel that this is something that I have to say! In case you decide to leave a comment on this post, you should know that any nasty comments will be deleted! I don't care which side of the discussion you are on, if you are going to comment on this post, it must be done respectfully! Having said that, here is my experience with Michael and Debi Pearl's book, To Train Up a Child.
I have never done a food post on here before, (other than food like China-shaped cookies). I see lots of recipes and pictures of food on other blogs, but I am just not into that. At least not normally. Today, you will see pictures of food on my blog, and I will tell you how yummy the food was when we ate it :) Most of all, I will tell you all about how my kids made the food, not me! (Make sure you read all the way to the end to see the great giveaway we have for you too!)
My husband and I both try to make sure we spend one-on-one time with each of our children. When I take just one of the kids with me, I call it a "date". The kids love having one parent all to themselves once in awhile, and I love being able to focus on just one child at a time sometimes. Our dates are always a special time for both me and whichever child is with me.
Princess and I both love flowers and working in the garden, which I seem to have inherited from my own mom. My mom told me about a great opportunity for us to start getting our hands in the dirt earlier than usual. R & R Greenhouse and Gardens near Limerick, Saskatchwan offers workshops where you can go and get an early start on your spring gardening! Princess and I signed up for the Plant Your Own Hanging Baskets workshop and went to play in the dirt :)
This year my children are in preschool, grade one and grade three. I have found two things that help me teach multiple ages and still keep my sanity intact; unit studies and work boxes.