5 Days: The In & Out All Day, All Summer Door

If your house happens to be anything like ours, there is one door that seems to be the favorite door in the summertime. It’s the one you hear squeak, creak, slam, or spring open and shut all day because of those beautifully rambunctious kids enjoying the outdoors and making sure…

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5 Days of Summer Organizing!

Well happy Monday everyone! I am excited to share with y’all that I am once again going to be part of an amazing group of bloggers that is hosting a series on 5 Days of Summer… {Insert any one of a variety of fun and useful topics here!}  Click on he graphic…

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{Nature Study} Our Bird Viewing Window

This school year, we’ve been working our way through Apologia’s Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Sixth Day. A significant portion of this study is about birds and the kids have really, thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about these incredible creatures of God’s creation. A few months into our…

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Some days…

…when your washer’s motor has gone kaput… …and it happened, of course, after Mt. Washmore had appeared again… …and toddlers love few things more than scattering piles of things, like dirty clothes… …on those days, you might just have to gather up the laptop, books, paper, and pencils… …and head…

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{Posting for Posterity} Ellie’s ABC Song

As we’re wrapping up our school year (technically speaking, we homeschool year round, but we’re winding down on our 180 days here…) Ellie wanted to share today her favorite thing she’s learned in “preschool” this year. She’s currently 3 years, 9 months old. And of course, ever the director, she…

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Summer Staycation ALL OVER THE U.S.A.!

Yesterday I had so much fun sharing with all of you my 10 favorite free or low cost staycation attractions here in Charlotte, North Carolina! If you’re a Charlottean, I truly hope you get a chance to make it to each of those this summer… But what if you’re not a Charlottean?…

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Summer Staycation in Charlotte

We are blessed to live in a wonderful part of the country… diverse in nature and ever-growing in community: Charlotte, North Carolina.I say blessed because with the rising costs of traveling (gas, airfare, theme park admissions,) being in Charlotte makes it incredibly easy to have an awesome summer of adventure…

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Dollar Store Hair Tie Organization

There are three girls in our house. That’s a lot of hair to do everyday! But it wasn’t always that way. Back when Sammi was a toddler, she was a baldy! I think she finally started to get a little length of hair at about age 3. Even then, it…

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{Wordless Wednesday} Air & Space Adventure

While in the area for the 2:1 Conference, we took advantage of our proximity to the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport. As an aviation buff, I was in heaven! {The kids had a great time too…}  I would highly recommend a visit to the Steven…

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