Homeschooling Outside the Box

December Butterflies Currently my lawn looks like this. We’re studying butterflies.  If only I had scheduled a little better, we could have had some hands on experiences, but winter means intense days of school. I could try to hatch some caterpillars….and then watch them starve or die of cold. Last winter when my grandson kept…

Occupying the 4-Year-Old, Part IV

Keeping the 4-Year -Old Busy Yes, I’m still trying to keep the 4-year-old happy and busy while the 5-year-old learns to read and write and a few other fun things. The baby, now 5 months old, is easily entertained. I thank the Lord for her sweet disposition and easy nature, which is much like her…

Gluten Free Pizza

GF + Pizza? Is it possible? Going gluten free means pizza parties might be a problem. A lot of restaurants offer gluten free options. Pizza places are a little slower. Domino’s Pizza offers gluten free crust with a caveat that it’s made on the same surface as a gluten crust.  Some gluten gets into the…

Power Outage Tips

Worse case scenario During the last black out, the dentist’s office called asking why I didn’t come to my appointment.  “You have power?” I asked. “Yes, so come on over.” I couldn’t leave the running generator at that moment, and I also couldn’t imagine sitting in the dentist’s chair after three days of no showers….