We will never be a TV free family. We enjoy our televisions and our gaming consoles here. We also have smart phones, tablets, and rokus. These are modern luxuries that we happen to love. It is all about keeping things in perspective though. Sometimes we need to do a technology cleanse (or detox) if usage is getting out of hand. We also need to remember that life should be experienced with all of our senses and not just viewed with a screen. Kids may need assistance from mom and dad with this … [Read more...]
Why We Have Chosen Public School
More and more frequently I get comments on this blog or on Facebook about how I should be homeschooling. Many are well meaning. They think homeschool rocks and they want me to experience this bliss myself. A handful are a tad condescending. I do understand that many parents concerned with self sufficiency, natural learning and living, homesteading, minimalism, etc do opt to homeschool. I do not. Here are some of the reasons why: 1. I do not want to spend every waking moment with my kids. … [Read more...]
Back in the Water Again!
Feeling so jazzed today. I grew up in the Southwest and was a real water baby for pretty much my whole life. Growing up we always had an in ground pool and for 9 months out of the year I would spend most of my free time in the water.... that or roller blading. My husband and I dated for years with water as our go to place... pool parties, public pools, waterparks, weekends at the lake, etc. I guess I married another water baby. Then life got in the way after marriage and a desk job at a … [Read more...]
Friday Favorite: A Good Book
Even though I work from home as a writer and affiliate marketer and I have no set hours I still like to think of the weekends as work-free time. If you see me posting on a weekend it is usually because I have post-dated my ramblings on Thursday or Friday to appear over the weekend. I do yard work and I spend time with family over the weekends. I also like to read a good book if I can sneak it in. ;) Now I usually read books on green living, organic and local foods, or some other political … [Read more...]