Graduation Gift Idea

It is almost twenty years since I packed up and headed off to college. Gosh, I feel old. The world has changed quite a bit since then, especially in the world of technology. I typed my papers up on a word processor/type writer! I didn’t own a computer or a cell phone. Boom boxes, not […]

Find a Good Read!

I’m so looking forward to our change of pace this summer. While learning never truly ends, I’m eager to put aside the math and spelling texts in exchange for more free reading, family field trips, and lazy days at the park. Last week one of the kids brought a book along to our bday picnic. […]

This Week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grill Talk

Monday marked the unofficial start of summer and as such, it’s time to fire up the grill. Food cooked outside is so delicious! Love it. You can cook almost anything on the grill: meats, veggies, potatoes, pizza, garlic bread, even dessert. So, bring it on! What’s one of your favorite grilling recipes? Bring your recipe […]

End of the School Year? Or Is It?

If you teach your children at home (aka homeschool), you are probably breathing a sigh of relief that the year is ending at the same time as taking a deep breath for the start of next year. Part of this transition from one year to the next includes purchasing curriculum and books for new grade […]

What Effect Could YOU Have? Contest and Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I was blessed by the number of guest bloggers who taught us about a whole host of eco-friendly practices that they are doing in their homes. If you missed what these moms had to share, check out the Going Green series. Were you inspired to try something new at your house […]

Win a Fun, Sun Chips Giveaway!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO CHRISSY! I’VE SENT YOU AN EMAIL. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR SNAIL MAIL ASAP. THANKS! Recently we received a gift box from Frito Lay that contained two bags of Sun Chips as well as a compostable bag from EcoBags. I was a little skeptical about the Sun Chips, actually. […]

Camp Wannalaffalotta: Oceans of Fun!

Welcome, Campers! Ready to make some waves? This week’s Camp Wannalaffalotta is focused on the Ocean and everything that swims, floats, or lives nearby. There is a wealth of enrichment activities out there that focus on the ocean and sea creatures. Just do an internet search and you’ll see what I mean. I’ve selected different […]

Something’s Fishy About These Hot Dogs

Years ago I read about how you could cut uncooked hot dogs in certain ways to make them form different shapes once cooked. I never gave it a try until I kept coming across ocean-themed hot dog ideas in my research for Camp Wannalaffalotta. So, we tried two different “recipes” this weekend: octopus and jellyfish. […]