Category: new normal

Crafting Through Fall

I love the idea of being the kind of person who is organized enough to have a bin of seasonally specific decorations and changing my decor based on my season. That appeals to me. My mom is one of those people who is a… Continue Reading “Crafting Through Fall”

Falling into Tennis- Love-Love

This week has ushered in the beautiful changing seasons and all of a sudden in the midst of the crisp fall air I want to go for car rides to see the beautiful leaves, drink pumpkin spice coffee and decorate for Halloween. Our family… Continue Reading “Falling into Tennis- Love-Love”

Pandemic Birthdays

Birthdays always generate a lot of excitement around our house. And, in truth, we have a lot of birthdays to celebrate. They seem to cluster around August and September in our family and so it feels like we have been celebrating a birthday every… Continue Reading “Pandemic Birthdays”

Experimenting With the AeroGarden

It has been a number of months that we have had the Aerogarden and most of our plants have grown beautifully, despite my attempts to harvest (which end up being more like bad haircuts). For the dill, I trimmed more than one third of… Continue Reading “Experimenting With the AeroGarden”

Homeschooling: The Telescope

How are. you seeing the world differently with home-based learning? What are you doing to make science engaging?

Five Fun Family Activities During Pandemic

What do you do in the midst of pandemic? You create your own fun. Let me tell you about our top five favorite family activities.

But How will we water it?

In our homeschooling, we are working on learning a bit about the water cycle. You might remember the old kids hand-motion that show evaporation, condensation and precipitation. As we are learning away, making references to our new garden and delineating what is needed for… Continue Reading “But How will we water it?”

Virtual Parties

How do you throw a virtual baby shower in these unusual times? Learn more about what I did to make it work.

Homeschooling- Choosing A Style

We made the decision to homeschool our 7 year old this year. It was a tough choice as right now it feels like there is no perfect option– but this one is the right one for us, in this time, right now. We started… Continue Reading “Homeschooling- Choosing A Style”

Homeschooling- Here We Go!

Last week we started homeschooling. That is right. I am now officially an accredited homeschool. I filed all the paperwork, created my educational philosophy and methods, chose my curricula (which arrived a while ago) and figured out a plan for implementing the curricula and… Continue Reading “Homeschooling- Here We Go!”