Family trips to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida can be overwhelming when you don't know what to expect. With these first-hand tips and tricks, your first trip to this magical Sea World park will allow you look forward to snorkeling with rays and meeting dolphins instead of searching for answers that you can't find. Know what to expect and prepare for an amazing experience!
Have you ever been reading to the kids or to yourself only to stop several pages later and realize you have no idea the words you have just read? One part of our brain keeps moving forward while the other completely starts thinking about preparing lunch or that text the husband sent or how the … Continue reading Take a Deep Dive into Picture Books
How to have a family history study of John F. Kennedy and the 1960s through books and movies
Admission: My knowledge of Black history was lacking until about a year ago when I started diving in with my kids. While I recognized some of the names, that was about it. All those years of higher education and still paying off postgraduate student loans... Lots of schooling but not perhaps educated enough to know … Continue reading Picture Book Biographies: The Abolitionists
I’m a picture study rebel. A mom who wants to do art study but can’t follow through. Anyone else? When I discovered Charlotte Mason, I loved the inclusion of art study. I’ve always enjoyed art museums and frequently take the kids to them. I bought the big coffee table books of the masters, the Usborne … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator Study with Picture Books
Details for planning a trip to Wegner Quartz Mine in Mount Ida, Arkansas - what to expect, what to pack, and other mom tips.
During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)
When we moved to Georgia from Texas, I decided to quit my part-time job and stay home full-time. My husband was betting against me lasting more than six months, and my stubbornness kept me from admitting the same thing to myself. However, here we are more than a year and a half later with Mom … Continue reading Top Ten Tips: How to Travel with Kids All By Yourself!
AKA: Things I Wish I had Known Before Feeling Stupid in a Rental House Before our trip to England and Scotland, I briefly refreshed myself on the obvious differences between United States and UK life. The important stuff: biscuit means cookie, chips means French fries, and crisps means chips. Lastly, I bought a plug converter. … Continue reading Staying in the UK: 5 Things You Need to Know
For three weeks in the fall several years ago, we left home for an extended round trip to Yellowstone through twelve national park sites, eleven states, and more than 4,000 miles. Through several years of longer travel, we have figured out that what works best for our family is an extended stay somewhere in the middle … Continue reading Yellowstone Family Road Trip Itinerary – Our Three Week National Park Circle