Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

It’s that time of year again; Thomas the Train will be pulling into The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Florida. For two weekends, March 11-12 & 17-19, kids and their families can join Thomas and his friends for a full day of activities, games, stories,...
Learning Through Conversation

Learning Through Conversation

When someone makes the decision to homeschool, you can pretty well assume they aren’t striving for typical learning methods. For some reason, at some point in time, they’ve decided to go against the grain and take responsibility for their children’s...
Discover Your “Naturehood”

Discover Your “Naturehood”

We’re lucky enough to live in the woods. It’s a wonderful experience for both the adults and the kids. I find the atmosphere relaxing, plus the trees help keep our electric bill down. We can also forage a variety of wild edibles from our own backyard. For...
Day Out with Thomas 2016

Day Out with Thomas 2016

I have to say, I think this year’s Day Out with Thomas was the biggest and best in the four years we’ve been attending this event. Honestly, I wasn’t sure going into it. My daughter is barely one year old, and my son is five, so there was that chance...
Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition

Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition

Thomas the Train is coming to town as part of his annual Day Out with Thomas tour. How do I know? The commercials have started airing on PBS, and Farmboy asks to go every time he sees one. He literally spends the entire year anticipating Thomas’ visit, but it...
My VBAC Story

My VBAC Story

With all of the negative stories about hospital births out there, I wanted to provide a positive story for the world to enjoy. After having a c-section with Farmboy, I was determined to have Cowgirl via VBAC. My story isn’t all bubbles and roses; childbirth is...
Compassion for Syria

Compassion for Syria

This is as close as I’ve ever gotten to Syria. It was taken in 2009 from an Israeli military post overlooking Israel’s northern border with Syria. At the time, it was just a tourist stop as part of a larger tour of the Holy Land. There’s a good...
Looking Back at Vermont

Looking Back at Vermont

Growing up, some of my favorite memories were made on the New York/Vermont border in a little town called Rupert, VT. It was a town where the general store sold honey comb, the houses had toilets in the backyard and my grandpa’s one room school house was still...
DIY Organizational Magnets

DIY Organizational Magnets

One of my New Years resolutions is to get more organized.  Probably the most difficult thing for me each day is sticking to my routine and getting everything done.  I made these organizational refrigerator magnets to help me stay motivated and serve as reminders of...