Relax… It’s Summer


I don’t know about you but life has just become way too busy. I have actually found it hard to sit down and relax without thinking of about a million things that still need to… Read More »

Summer Bucket List: Go Camping


Growing up my parents instilled a love of camping in my brothers and I. When other families were going to theme parks, we were hiking mountains, fishing in streams, mountain biking and enjoying s’mores by… Read More »

Summer Bucket List: In Praise of Mundane Simplicity


Nothing about the phrase ‘bucket list’ evokes mundane or simple ideas, does it? Even when you say, “summer bucket list,” you envision out of the ordinary places and activities. I usually think of the list… Read More »

Summer Bucket List Idea: Visit an Aquarium


One of the highlights of completing a homeschool unit study in our family is taking a field trip that relates to what we’ve just learned. Hands-on learning creates some great family memories as well. One… Read More »

Summer Bucket List Idea: T-Shirt Painting with Spray Bottles


Summer is in full swing now. With the 4th of July behind us and the hottest weather of the summer in front of us, it’s time to get serious about summer fun… before summer is… Read More »

Learn to Enjoy the Ordinary


We are used to traveling long distances to visit our grandchildren. Until a year ago, we didn’t live near any of them. Now, we have moved so we live in the same town as one… Read More »

Backyard Water Play for Family and Friends


It’s the middle of the summer and the heat is on! Families and their friends want to enjoy fun outdoor activities together, but humidity and high temperatures can make it difficult to do so. When… Read More »

Summer Bucket List Idea: Homemade PlayDough


During the summer, most people look forward to hot, sunny days: swimming, outdoor games, and frozen treats. Unfortunately, many of us experience rainy days during the summer, when playing outside is not really possible. That’s… Read More »

Summer Bucket List Idea: Summer Reading Challenge


Happy Summer, everyone! We are enjoying all the fun and goodies that summer offers. Relaxing by the pool, morning runs, and catching fireflies at sundown are frequent happenings. Amidst all of our fun, I still… Read More »

5 Summer Sensory Activities for Children


I love coming up with sensory activities for children! My daughter is 22 months old now, so we have been able to do a lot of the more messy sensory activities lately! Summer is the… Read More »