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Swinging On Small Hinges · 2d ago

Summer Swimming with Diventures

We have had another great summer of swimming at our local Diventures!  The girls enjoyed their refresher course and took turns with the same teacher, Ms. Reagan.  Maggie is currently swimmin...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 4d ago

Our (Not Just Summer) Bucket List

We had this grand idea at the beginning of the summer to have a "Bucket List" of things that we would like to do....  We originally intended for it to be a summer bucket list, but we quickly...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 1W ago

Random Summer Happenings

Well, we have had a lot of random things going on the last couple of weeks...  We have been staying quite busy and enjoying our summer.  (If only it wasn't so hot!)  We went to the Independe...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 1W ago

Home School in the Woods - Make-A-State {TOS Crew Review}

Do you love hands-on history?  We sure do!Our homeschool is living-books based and we really love finding a great product that allows us to combine the living books approach with fun, hands-...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 2W ago

What We Are Reading {the Summer Reading Edition}

We have been busy this week but we are still plugging away at our summer reading!  The girls are working hard at earning that $25 Gift Card and have enjoyed a variety of reading.  It's been ...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 2W ago

Kitchen Chemistry & Mini Worlds

The girls had an opportunity to take a summer science class at The Discovery Center in Springfield last month.  They had such a great time.  Kayley took Kitchen Chemistry while Maggie took M...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 3W ago

Random Summer Happenings

We are really enjoying our summer break.  I always think that I want to be a year round homeschooler but June and July just get SO busy that we find that it is really better for us to just e...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 1M ago

What We Are Reading {the Summer Reading edition}

We love participating in the library's summer reading program...and we do every year.  The girls usually earn some random trinkets and a free scoop of ice cream.  Which is usually a great in...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 1M ago

Mud Pies and Other Recipes {Nature Study}

Back in the wintertime I happened upon this interesting little book at Goodwill for only .50cents.  I thought it seemed kind of cute and funny so I purchased it and took it home.  Little did...
Swinging On Small Hinges · 1M ago

Republic Steam Engine Grounds

Our Library System does a great program each Friday during the summer as part of their Summer Reading Program.  Called "Fantastic Fridays" the library works in cooperation with several educa...