wildcrafting

So here it is- my favorite way to play… Making things from other things we find throughout the day. Crafting with natural materials, organized by material. An P indicates printing pleasure can be satisfied, while a B indicates that this…

Why I homeschool.

Inspired by Mommycoddle, who explained her personal reasons for homeschooling, I thought I’d do the same. There are so many stereotypes and assumptions about homeschooling parents and homeschooled families that it makes sense to reaffirm why we, as individuals, choose…

The heart of the matter.

It’s the generic reasoning offered by even the most open-minded of my friends and acquaintances- School is very important because it “socializes” children. Without it, socialization of this particular sort just doesn’t occur. And while many express concern and dismay…

the alphabet

The alphabet rolls through this house like a John Deere in Baldwin County. So long as the alphabet days continue to abound, we’ll be sharing our alphabet experiences with you. Free printable coloring pages and activites are found at each…

sew for baby

P indicates a printable PDF tutorial or pattern. F indicates a personal favorite. INFANT AND BABY DRESSES 2-in-one dress (Pickles) P Amelie’s pinafore pattern (secondsister suaviloquy) P + F Baby dress/tunic with pattern (Randomness by Petchy) P Cowl neck sweater…

sew everything

A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern. An F indicates a personal favorite. PET CARE Catnip fish toy (Martha Stewart) Clothespin apron (Pick Up Some Creativity) Cool and cozy pet bed (Sew4Home) Country gent dog coat with pattern…

science & ecology

I love exploring our world through scientific frameworks- one of the many fascinating frames for understanding and interpreting the life around us and inside us. This first list of links includes generally excellent all-around science websites filled with experiments in…