Adventures in Maple Syrup Making: Part 2

If there were only one part of the sugaring process I could have you experience it would be smelling the sweet steam as it rolls up off the boiling sap. A whiff of the sweet air leads to actually tasting the maple favor in your mouth. It’s wonderful, amazing – absolutely unmatched by any other…

The Next Generation of Generations

Recently I have been wondering about who comes after Generation Z. The kids born after 2010- what are we calling them and how might we define them someday? My own kiddos will all fall into this infant generation which still has nearly 20 years worth of babies to be conceived. So what comes after Z?…

Adventures in Maple Syrup Making: Part 1

For years my husband has talked about tapping the maple trees on our property. Originally, I thought this was a bit ¬†extreme – who does that? What’s wrong with Aunt Jemima on our pancakes? And who wants to be lugging pails of sap around in the cold winter weather. Well as it turns out –…

10 Tips for Teaching Sight Words

When I set out to teach my child sight words I purchased an age appropriate set of sight word flashcards. After one week with our flashcards I had found we made absolutely no progress-none. I relasped to the fear that I would not be competent enough to educate my child at home despite being an…

How to Take School Outside

When I began¬†thinking about homeschooling I began reading everything and anything homeschool I could find. A recurring idea on many blogs was taking school outside any time the sun was shining, the kids were restless or school simply wasn’t going well. I considered the fact that our education may occur mostly outside – which would…