Groundhog Day Treats

Groundhog Grub We love Groundhog Day at our house, I think it is because the first thoughts of spring come with Groundhog Day. We love the holiday seasons between October and New Year’s Eve, but January is such a cold bleak month, that anything that can get our minds thinking spring is worth celebrating. Every…

What is Plexus?

What is the all the HYPE about PLEXUS? When a friend suggested to me that I try Plexus… I thought… “What is Plexus?” I had never heard of it and after hearing how it might help me with energy and blah, blah, blah… I still gave it a hard “NO”! It didn’t matter to me…

Niagara Falls and Toronto with Kids

O’ Canada Christmas of 2016 we promised the kids a trip to Great Wolf Lodge for the following year. Our intention was spring 2017, however, when spring came I decided since we were studying Canada, we should take a trip to Canada instead… I know, mean mom right?!? Don’t worry, the kids did get their…

The Night Gardener Book Review

A Book Review By Landen The Night Gardener Book Review This is Landen’s book review of The Night Gardener, by Terry Fan (48 pages, 2016) *Parent’s Note – This book is Amazing!!! We borrowed it from the library but it was a book that we just had to purchase. It really inspired some imagination with my…

Making a Paper Mache Volcano

A Fun Science Experiement While learning about Earth we obviously covered volcanos and we agreed that making a paper mache volcano would be fun. Volcanoes are a fun topic for kids, they love watching them errupt! Now when I started making this I didn’t really take pictures on how to build the volcano (oops!) but…

Arctic Snow Dough

Fun Way for Arctic Play! While exploring the arctic with the kids, for our Canada unit, we decided to make some arctic snow dough. Snow dough is all over Pinterest, as are other types of doughs and slimes, so we found a basic recipe and decided to add glitter to ours. Glitter is not necessary…

How Animals Stay Warm With Blubber

Why don’t Arctic animals get cold? While studying during our Canada unit we spent alot of time on the arctic. Most children love animals as it is but the arctic as many different types of animals with unique features, including those like polar bears, that have blubber. My kids just didn’t understand how animals could…

Jorie and the Magic Stones Book Review

A Book Review By The 3 Amigos This is a video book review done by all three kiddos, Elijah, Emmeline, and Landen, of the book Jorie and the Magic Stones, by A. H. Richardson (268 pages, 2014) The kids love doing reviews, to see more or to show support… subscribe to our YouTube channel! *Parent’s…

Best Pizza Crust Recipe

No need to go out for pizza! My kids really love pizza, as many kids do, and so I thought it might be fun to make it at home one night and see how the family liked it. I set out to find the best pizza crust recipe and gave it a go! Well, needless…

Sweet and Spiced Acorn Squash Soup

A yummy soup for a cold day! So, this past growing season my compost pile produced several acorn squash plants and a bounty of fruit! I was super excited and couldn’t wait to use them. The year prior we had grown them for the first time, however, we planted too many. This year we only…