It can be difficult as a parent to support our kids when a loss happens. So, how can we help our children understand and cope with the strong emotions that arise with death, grief, and loss? Helping Children with the Death of a Pet I thought we had more time. I knew this day would come... Some Day. But, we still had years together...right? Years, before we had to say goodbye. I mean, … [Read more...] about 12 Books to Help Children with Death, Grief, and Loss
Books made into movies can be a wonderful addition to your homeschool! But it wasn't until I discovered the Brave Writer lifestyle that I realized what a perfect pairing movies and books could be. Here are 25 movies you can pair with books to enhance your family's movie night! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information. Incorporating the … [Read more...] about 25 Movies You Can Pair With Books
Are you doing any Christmas baking and making memories this year? Every year I set aside time for the children and I to do some Christmas baking. Sometimes that means that another activity must fall by the wayside. We all enjoy our Christmas cookies far too much to skip this family tradition. It has brought us joy for many years. Not to mention all of the lovely memories we've made. So, … [Read more...] about Christmas Baking and Making Memories
The weekend of our daughter's birthday, the Knoxville Zoo had their Dollar Days. This is where you can get $1 tickets to the zoo so long as you bring non-perishable food donations for each ticket purchased. I bought six tickets and we invited Uncle Joe and Aunt Stephanie to come along with us. The children were so excited to visit all of the animals. They could barely contain their … [Read more...] about Our Day at the Knoxville Zoo
Last week my sister and brother in law came down from their farm in Tennessee to visit us here in Georgia. We decided to spend our day at Zoo Atlanta. We adore this zoo for all of it's wonderful animals and for all of the educational opportunities they provide. We purchased a family membership so that we will be able to go to Zoo Atlanta as often as we want for an entire year! … [Read more...] about Our Day at Zoo Atlanta
Earlier this week the hubby and I took the children to nearby Garrard Landing Park. This park has a sweet little playground and a nice gravel trail that takes you along the Chattahoochee River. It was a lovely and cool overcast day. Our daughter, Jade, wouldn't hear of wearing the matching outfit I had picked out for her. She has been dressing herself now for since she was 2 years old … [Read more...] about An Afternoon at Garrard Landing Park
My husband gave me an early Christmas present this week, a Canon EOS Rebel T5 Camera! Up until this point I have been photographing everything for this blog with my phone camera. I have been wanting a DSLR camera ever since I started blogging...which is going on a year now. Imagine my surprise and excitement when this little beauty showed up at my door! This post may contain affiliate … [Read more...] about Our Family Hike at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and My New Camera!
This post contains affiliate links. I will receive a small compensation if you purchase anything through my links. This is at no cost to you. I only promote items that my family or I have used personally and have enjoyed. Such a busy week and it has flown by. With Thanksgiving upon us some of our normal routines have been altered. The beauty of homeschooling and unschooling is that … [Read more...] about A Week in the Life of Unschoolers!
It has been a pretty hard week for us as a family and for me personally. Our regular readers know that our daughter, Jade, has been fighting a virus for a few weeks now. We had gone to Urgent Care last week. We were told we were doing everything right, but to keep an eye on her ears. They feared that she may develop an ear infection. This week we went in to see her … [Read more...] about A Hard Week
While on our holiday in Tennessee my two sisters and I made a trip to Gatlinburg. We were going to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies with the children. I wasn't sure if our daughter, Jade, was old enough to really enjoy it. When we got there she excitedly showed us the fossil marks in the walkway, I knew she was going to have fun. Fair warning....I took loads of pictures, but aquariums … [Read more...] about Ripley’s Aquarium