Kelsey Norwood

We’ve been biking tons this summer and now that school has started we’re biking to school together too. Biking is definitely one of our favorite family activities and we make sure we’re protected when we ride. We trust Bell Helmets to protect our brains and got to try out two new styles for back-to-school. Carson’s […]

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Science has turned out to be our favorite subject to study at home together. My kids love science and no wonder! It’s all experimental and hands on. As far as I’m aware, the new nation wide Common Core standards have taken science and history almost entirely out of early elementary school classrooms. It’s such a […]

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I have been all crafted out lately and haven’t really made anything or done any projects since my baby was born 6 months ago. I’m getting the itch again… This wreath was the perfect low-stress project for me right now. It took about an hour and it was completely finished. That’s my kind of project! […]

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It’s hard work being a farmer and even harder running a dinosaur farm – but that’s just what the farmer does every day in this new book by Frann Preston-Gannon! The farmer wakes up very early to take care of all his animals and you find out pretty quick that all the animals on his […]

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I’m getting organized! And I’m determined to keep an organized record of my kids’ schoolwork. We’re starting out following The Well-Trained Mind schedule/model and she recommends this kind of record keeping system, so we’re going for it. It’s working out great so far – I keep all the papers we complete on a clipboard in […]

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We’ve been working our way through children’s classics each night before bed time. It’s a wonderful way to end the day as a family enjoying fabulous literature together. We’re reading Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi right now and this edition, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, is my all-time favorite (published by Sterling Publishing). It’s a beautiful book with thick, […]

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Once we decided to educate our children at home I knew there were some supplies we’d need. At the top of the list was a scanner. I find it easiest and most cost effective to purchase a consumable work book, scan the pages, and print off two copies for our two school-aged children. (This is […]

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Remember my QAYG (Quilt As You Go) tutorial from a while ago? I finished it! And I LOVE how it turned out. It’s technically a queen sized tutorial but it fits just fine on our king sized mattress. I love all the colors AND that I used up TONS of scraps. It was so easy […]

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After our Cloud Unit Study we wanted more cloudy fun. I found 20 awesome cloud activities, experiments, and projects I wanted to share! Here’s my list of 20 FREE Cloud Activities: 1. Cloud Hunt Bingo from Green Grubs Garden Club 2. Cloud Dough from The Realistic Mama  3. Glove Puppets from Love and Lollipops 4. Clouds and Rainbows […]

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Our summer has been full of stories. Elliot has been enjoying writing stories and typing them on the computer – I insist that he handwrites them first so we can get plenty of handwriting practice in. For this story, he wanted to “illustrate” it after typing it on the computer. We got out our Legos […]

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