Upcycled Ties to go with Apologia’s Land Animals of the Sixth Day {Snakes!}

*This post may include affiliate links that help support my family. See my full disclosure here.*     Julia has been studying snakes in science. She uses Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day. Can I just say that I *love* the Exploring Creation Series? We worked through the Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day last year and she will be starting General Science next year (sixth grade). Never heard … Read more…

Maxwell and His Critters

My Maxwell will be three in March. That makes him exactly 2 1/2 years old on Sunday. He’s my second boy, but, wow, are they different. Granted, my older son is 14 and each child is different from the rest. My guys    ::grin::  Maxwell is definitely a boy down to the core. He loves all things mud, trucks and bugs. This was his “pet” frog we had for just under 48 hours. Okay, technically, it’s an American … Read more…

Perfect Spot for Books- Repurposing a Dish Drainer

I have a fifth grader and ninth grader-  and of course the one and two year olds. Our school room is a library/ workspace/ research center/ playroom/ craft room all rolled into one. I am always looking for new ways to organize and maximize space. I have tried workboxes, cubes, shelves,  plain old stacks of books, everything I think of to store the kids’ books. I desperately wanted to keep each child’s books together, easily accessible and, of course, … Read more…