Time Travel and Tradititions

The aroma of burning campfires is my portal to time travel.  Yes, time travel is possible. I slip through the space time continuum every third weekend in September.     I close my eyes and take a deep breath. As I open my eyes I gaze through the lingering haze of encampment smoke being pressed […]

10 Reasons to Love Detours

I love getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. I want to reach my destination on the quickest route with no lolly-gagging allowed. However, this past weekend my husband accompanied me to a writer’s conference in North Carolina. As I took this trip I was fraught with purpose and determined to […]

10 Autumn Activities to do with Your Kids

1.       Visit a pumpkin patch. Find a pumpkin patch near you that offers a true fall experience. Let them run through the pumpkin fields or the piles of already harvested pumpkins. Find one just their size and let them be the one to make the choice. 2.       Carve or paint a pumpkin. Let your child […]

I’m Sharing my Autumn Book for FREE

To cheer you up since summer is beginning to dwindle, I have a gift for you. I’ve decided to share 75 Seasonal Pleasures – Autumn,  with you for FREE. “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”       L. M. Montgomery God knew that the only way we’d be willing to leave summer […]

10 Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again

The end of summer is nearing. Soon we will leave behind outdoor dining, the squeals of children playing in the pool and the feeling of freedom we enjoy just like when we were kids enjoying everything summer had to throw at us. Firefly nights will soon fade into crisp campfire nights and green will give […]

The Last School Bell

23 years! I barely remember the time in my life when I wasn’t homeschooling. 23 years is a long time and its all about to end. At the end of this 24th year my twin daughters will graduate and so will I. No longer will I search each fall for the best curriculum. No longer […]

10 Ways to have Your Best Beach Day

1.   Go with friends For years I’ve hauled my kids and their friends to the beach, but Moms need a buddy too. When heading to the beach don’t forget to invite a friend. Chatting on the sand, braving the water and watching the kids frolic is so much more fun with a fellow mom and […]

10 Amazing Memories to Make Before Summer Ends!

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of                            June and August.” Jenny Han The start of school is right around the corner, but wait! There’s still time to make some lasting memories with your kids. Before you begin packing up those […]

Blueberry Memories

Summer calls for children to be found outside playing. Today I will share with you an equally important ingredient in a child’s life, torturous physical labor.  By torturous let me explain my son’s idea of torture. Blueberry picking day for us comes but one day a year.  Somewhere around the 4th of July each summer, […]

Enrich your Summer Vacation

We are finally free from the grip of winter. Summer, the long dreamed of season, has arrived. School books are tossed on the shelf, as lawn chairs call our names. Summer always brings the hope of freedom from the required; not only for school weary children, but also Moms are ready for a break. Before […]