Family

Hygge-Inspired Summer Activities for Your Family

I don’t know about anyone else here in the Midwest, but this summer’s hot, sticky, cut-with-a-knife humidity has basically rendered me useless everywhere except my basement! It's. So. Hot. But with two wiggly, energetic kids (and a couple of wiggly, energetic indoor pets) we all end up needing some quiet, fun activities to accomplish in… Continue reading Hygge-Inspired Summer Activities for Your Family

Education · Home Life · Homeschooling

Unplugged Play: 50 “I’m Bored” Activities

At 11:15 this morning, I set the baby in the pack-and-play and started to prep lunch. I asked my five year old to find something fun to do while waiting for lunch. Apparently, this was no small feat --  the whining ensued almost immediately. Independent play is definitely a learned skill, and takes time to… Continue reading Unplugged Play: 50 “I’m Bored” Activities

#desiretoinspire · Education · Family · Home Life · Homeschooling

12 New Ways to Celebrate Fall While Homeschooling

Looking for some fun, fall activities for your homeschool that go beyond the pumpkin patch? We were too! I've compiled a list of some unique activities we've been incorporating into our autumn school days, and a few we have yet to try. I can't wait to check them all off our fall bucket list! Make… Continue reading 12 New Ways to Celebrate Fall While Homeschooling

Education · Family · Homeschooling

Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity

This little learner activity is perfect for emergent readers! This summer I grabbed the children's classic, Martha Speaks (by Susan Meddaugh) off the library shelves and got a little bit inspired to do something more than just read. My daughter laughed and laughed at the idea of a dog spouting off full sentences, and begged… Continue reading Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity

Family · Home Life

Fall Bucket List 2017

Happy First Week of Fall, everyone! My favorite season is finally here, and I finally feel more than justified busting out the pumpkin spice candles and warm scarves!  One of my favorite things to do each fall is to create a bucket list of fun, fall-themed activities for our family to do together before the holiday… Continue reading Fall Bucket List 2017