Field Trip Friday: Madame Tussauds, Washington DC


I have always wanted to go to Madame Tussauds. When I was little, I used to always take the travel brochures from hotel lobbies and gas stations (you know the ones!) and “plan” vacations. Since we were in San Diego, I always had a brochure for Madame Tussauds in Hollywood. You have no idea how […]

Homeschool Botany Curriculum

Homeschool Botany Curriculum

This time of year is perfect for jumping into a study of Botany. There are only a few homeschool botany curriculum programs on the market, but there is at least something for every grade and budget. Personally, I love Great Science Adventures for Elementary. It isn’t a full year program, but it is perfect for […]

Teaching Kids to Write Letters

Teaching Children to Write Letters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias These days, the kids have been writing a ton of letters. They love being able to send out a note in the mailbox, and get especially excited to get letters back. I personally am pretty excited […]

Field Trip Friday: Japan State Visit


  Having to go back to work has been unbelievably hard on my family. One of the things that has eased the burn of the transition has been the amazing opportunities my job provides. So far, I’ve had the chance to shake hands with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hug the First […]

Books about Gardening for Kids

Gardening Books for Kids

This month is all about the garden at our house! Luckily, there are a ton of fantastic books out there about gardening and plants for kids. My kids have loved reading about different plant lifecycles and how to best grow a garden. After doing a bit of research, we even started one of our own. […]

Healthy Living From the Start {Oak Meadow Review}

Oak Meadow Health Review

Oak Meadow has a new health curriculum called Healthy Living from the Start. I want to preface this review by saying that if you have used Oak Meadow’s K-3 materials in the past, you probably used Growing, Growing Strong, and you’re about to die from jealousy that this book wasn’t around back in the day. Healthy […]

Field Trip Adventures at the National Zoo


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CokeHappyHour #CollectiveBias I am so glad winter is finally behind us. This past winter was a nightmare for my family. Peanut joined our family in December, and then from there, we had everything from middle of the night […]