This week we entered yet another first as a family: Summer Camps. Never in the past have I had the emotional, physical or financial capacity to enroll the kids in camps. And though I felt tinges of "I should be giving my kids this opportunity....all the other kids are doing it..blah blah blah," I have... Continue Reading →
Real quick: these 2 products have revolutionize our Summer experience and it would be a crime not to pass them along.
According to Pinterest, there are lots of people who enjoy converting a spare room into a homeschool classroom. These rooms are beautifully decorated and gloriously organized and I admire the creativity and love that many a parent has poured into these rooms. Hello? Color-coded subject bins and adorably framed art? Yes please! There's also something... Continue Reading →
Last week I shared ways we're helping our 5 kids of varying ages and stages grow in their independence (though I regrettably forgot to mention that I wrote that post while on the road for a week and had let my big kids pack their own bags and the 9 year old packed pj's consisting... Continue Reading →
As much as I enjoy my kids needing me (that can meant sarcastically or sincerely depending on the day & my mood) one of my goals is to support my children's growing independence. That sounds like a simple, easy goal, but I'm finding it to be difficult. Mostly because allowing my children to grow their... Continue Reading →