Books That Inspire A Generous Heart

Books That Inspire A Generous Heart

A generous heart is not an easy thing to create in a world so filled with entitlement. Take me for example. It seems I'm reminded of things I want or "need" at every turn by friends, television, social media, the "Jones" next door. Clothes, toys, entertainment, comfort food---I've always got something on my wish list, something I "can't live without"....Read More
Celebrating America On Independence Day

Celebrating America On Independence Day

My children love to celebrate holidays. All holidays. Yesterday, when my daughter realized it was the day before the 4th of July and I (shame, shame) hadn't put up any decorations, she immediately went to work searching the house for anything red, white, and blue. She was determined to celebrate! She found an appropriate-colored  tissue paper banner, which she hung...Read More
Poetry Tea Party {Three Easy Steps}

Poetry Tea Party {Three Easy Steps}

Perhaps you've already heard, but Poetry Tea Parties are all the rage! We don't have them as often as I would like to in our home, but that seems to make them all the more special in the eyes of my children. Fortunately, when I do decide to have them, they are a cinch to put together. Three Easy Steps...Read More
A Morning In The Rose Garden

A Morning In The Rose Garden

A visit to the community Rose Garden had us mesmerized with the beauty of God's creations. The kids photographed the flowers and did some sketching in their notebooks. The irrigating limited us somewhat, but we were still able to capture the beauty and peacefulness of the garden. While the kids were enthralled with the flowers, I couldn't keep my eyes...Read More
Kitchen Chemistry Class

Kitchen Chemistry Class

My kids have been having fun learning about the Periodic Table. I decided to put together a kitchen chemistry class to allow them to put their new knowledge to the test. I googled some ideas and came up with a couple I thought would work well. We made our own indicator to test the pH of different household products: an...Read More
A Day In The Life: March/April 2016

A Day In The Life: March/April 2016

Daughters hosted a Tea Party 2. Designing mudcakes in the backyard 3. DD#2 Nature Photography 4. DD#2 Nature Photography 5. Son's Bob Ross painting
Down Homeschool Lane

Down Homeschool Lane

Have you heard? We have hundreds of creative educational ideas posted to our Facebook page, and the number just keeps growing. If you're in the mood for a little extra inspiration, feel free to check it out at http://www.facebook.com/downhomeschoollane.
Storytelling

Storytelling

A couple months ago I watched a free webinar on the lost art of storytelling and was inspired to increase the amount of storytelling that takes place in our home. It occurred to me that I could use the storytelling tactic to increase our family's enthusiasm for family history work, improve our public speaking skills, and practice hospitality all at the same...Read More
A Day In The Life: May/June 2016

A Day In The Life: May/June 2016

1.When mom's "Calgon, take me away" tub is taken over by a boy. 2. Evidence that a creative undertaking is in the works somewhere in the vicinity. 3. The fanciest mud wedding cake I ever did see. 4. Homemade pizza reigns supreme. 5. Oh, the giggles that erupted while reading this book! 6. The pea blossoms in our garden were begging to be photographed....Read More
Project Life

Project Life

Memory making is a big deal in our family, as it is in yours, I'm sure. Family traditions, holidays, birthdays, vacations, the time little Johnny spilled a tub of honey on the carpet and then stepped in it. You know, the memories that make you smile (and sometimes cringe.) (more…)