9 Family Activities for the End of the Summer

9 Family Activities for the End of the Summer

When the end of the summer rolls around, it’s time to get ready to go back to school. Before the summer officially ends, celebrate this time with an event that’s fun for the whole family. Take part in family activities that create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Try… Read More »

Hot Air Jubilee

Hot Air Jubilee

We’re not normally “spontaneous” people, but last night when Jason got home from work, I asked him if he’d be up for a picnic dinner from Subway at the park about 10 minutes away as I had discovered there was going to be a “media flight” balloon launch in promotion… Read More »

12 Weeks of Summer Bucket List Ideas

12 Weeks of Summer Bucket List Ideas

I don’t like to have an over-packed summer (hello, white space!!), but I know my kids need activity and some semblance of structure during the long summer months, so I’ve attempted to come up with a list of summer bucket list ideas that we can do together as family –… Read More »

Book Bingo: Summer Reading Challenge

Book Bingo - a Summer Reading Challenge from PicheaPlace.com

My kids absolutely LOVE to read. Whether it’s a book they’ve read 100 times before or a new find at the library, both Jenny and David can spend hours looking at and reading books. (I think they might get it from me – I’m a bit of a bookaholic!) But… Read More »

10 Summer Staycation Ideas for Battle Creek, MI

Summer Staycation Ideas

We love exploring nearby towns and local venues, so I thought it would be fun to create a list of summer staycation ideas for Battle Creek, MI – my hometown. We’re looking forward to visiting several of these locations and participating in these festivals this summer! 10 Summer Staycation Ideas for Battle… Read More »

100 Days of Summertime

100 Days of Summertime

Since we made the decision to send the kids to school in the fall, I’ve begun to realize that my days with them at home all day are numbered. And while that’s a good thing, I’m also wanting to make the most of the time we have together this summer,… Read More »

Back to School: September Vacation


In the middle of August this homeschool mother’s thoughts turn toward—vacations? Yes, it’s true. For many years we’ve vacationed the first two weeks of September. Lest you think we’ve completely lost our minds, we usually begin school the middle of August. After two weeks I find that I know what… Read More »

Road Trips: Tips and Tricks


Our family loves road trips. My husband loves travelling and going out of town. He also loves long drives. As a pastor he is not able to do that as often as he would like, so we always make it a point to go at least once a year on… Read More »

Back to School Bucket List


Back to school is here already. It doesn’t matter where your kids go to school – home, public, private, etc. – it’s almost time to go back. That means routines and life is switching gears. As we roll up the summer with a bow, here are a few things that… Read More »

Beat the Heat with Water Olympics


We live in Georgia, and it is hot, hot, hot during the summer months. So hot at times that it is unbearable! Where we live we can not have a pool, so we have to find other creative ways to beat the heat. Beat the Heat with Water Olympics One… Read More »