Birds: Extras

I’ve tried to keep everything for this unit accessible online or from local stores, as we are all still pretty locked down. But there have been a few items I have purchased to get ready for this unit and I wanted to share in case people wanted them as well! I move this post ahead of many others to give […]

Unit Study: Birds!

Ask and ye shall received! I offered to share information on our unit study in May and people loved the idea. So here we go! I’ll be putting it all here so I can send people to one spot for all the information. I have planned out 4 weeks of learning, pulling from a variety of resources. I am using […]

Learning on the Road: Audiobooks

Reading aloud is crazy important to us. I’ve written about it before and continue to harp on it to whoever will listen. For us, reading aloud takes place all over. At night as the kids fall asleep, on Wednesday afternoons while they bathe after forest school and under the trees on park days. But it also happens in the car. […]

Learning on the Road: Signs

I posted last week about how much time the kids and I spend in the car. In addition to our playlists, road signs are another favorite way we learn on the go. Colors Assign each kid a different color for the day and have them try to find it on the signs you pass. Green is typically the easiest in […]

Learning on the Road: Playlists

The kids and I spend a lot of time on the road. We love to go on adventures. We have museum memberships, a grew t botanical garden, a lovely zoo, hiking galore and friends all over the state. We could easily waste that time in the car. Or we could make that time count! One way we learn on the […]

Prep & Hover

We are watching Pip closely, as he has extensive airway swelling from surgery. But I’m going to be honest, there is only so many cartoons I can take before I lose my mind! So, a walk was in order. I loaded up our handy dandy wagon and gave him a popsicle for the road. We took Chief for a walk […]

Mr. Borderline

Pip has so many strengths. His heart is huge. He loves others fiercely, cries when his friends cry and loves with every part of his being. He’s my thinker, always working on a problem or maze in his head. He’s my watcher, noticing needs before most. He is also my Mr. Borderline…when it comes to his health. His growth slowed, […]

Disconnected… Kinda

I deleted Facebook off my phone shortly after our vacation started. Anyone who knows me, knows this is a big deal. Not because I particularly love Facebook, but because a bunch of the programs I run work because of Facebook. So deleting it also meant letting go of it all for a short bit of time. Now I did ask […]

The Weather Outside is… Delightful?

It’s been quite the week of weather here in Colorado. It started in single digits and broke 60°F yesterday. We definitely are experiencing all the seasons this week! To kick off the New Year, we’ve been paying particular attention to temperature. We enjoy looking over the day’s temperature changes using this site. Then we mark it down! Pip and I […]

Porch Swing Views: Bikes and Struggles

Today’s temperature has climbed to a gorgeous 64°F. As we left the co-working space we love, I promised the kids a picnic on the lawn and bike riding. I texted O on the way home to let him know the plan and he sweetly pulled out Pip’s bike. Only to discover both tires were flat. Ug. Thankfully we live ridiculously […]