My children's appreciation of art is important to me . . . so I try to make it important to them. Art covers the walls of our house -- an elaborate tapestry from a trip to India, a great-aunt's watercolors and my beloved batiks featuring a female nude form the kids' family favorites. And, of … Continue reading Art Appreciation Applications
Ms.7 is bunny crazy. She is the proud owner of Silky, a Holland Lop. Unschooling is life schooling in our family. Pet care is an important part of our lives! The following is straight from her mouth on how to take care of bunnies: Bunnies need hay and water and pellets. They need more hay than … Continue reading How To: Bunny Care by Ms.7
Life with Mr.4 has not been easy lately. He is quick to anger, quick to lash out in his anger and quick to retaliate against his siblings. Most days, I can stay calm and help him. But, some days I just can't. Today was one of those days. I reacted out of my anger rather … Continue reading Positive Discipline: Forgiveness
Mr.9 is quick to say he is an innovator, not an inventor. He likes to improve existing concepts with his own creative thinking. He has BIG ideas which can be a problem when you are a little kid. As a 5 year old, he was devastated to learn he couldn't actually build a robot with his … Continue reading BIG ideas, Innovations and Mentors
A friend shared pictures of our morning at the local science center with the caption of "learning through play is what it is all about". Seeing her perspective of this morning got my brain rolling. Just what did our horde of kids learn through play this morning? The new traveling exhibit highlighted the power of … Continue reading Learning Through Play
It's been hard getting back in the blogging groove post-Irma. We survived. Were you worried? My most concerning moments were seeing mold all over the inside of the refrigerator and smelling rotten fermented vegetables after 5 days without power. Thankfully, my parents were lovely hosts during our "evacuation, not vacation" , our house had no damage … Continue reading We are the experts of our children.
As I keep reminding the kids and the rabbits, this an evacuation not a vacation. But, from the looks of it, you wouldn't know -- blue skies and electricity are much appreciated right now. Our 4 hour drive from Central Florida to the Florida panhandle was 8 hours of backroads and a 1.5 hour traffic … Continue reading Hurricane Irma . . . pt. 1