Our Week Ahead 9/2-9/8

Hey friends! I hope the last two weeks have treated you well. We have been busy around the Lane household, but then again, when is it not?! We’ve just finished up our fifth week of school. Crazy, right? Time flies when you’re having fun, and we have been having a lot of fun! In school…

About Me: Raygan Lane

 Hello! My name is Raygan Lane. Im sure you’ve heard of me (with my mom’s blog The Homemade Haven and all!) Speaking of Haven (well, Hayven as I’ll tell  you in a sec) I have a dog named Haven. Well was named Haven. See, since my name is spelt RAYGAN  instead of RAEGAN like most…

Bat Unit Study

Last week our nature studies landed us researching the dark.. the mysterious.. the commonly misunderstood… the bat. These perplexing little creatures have been the brunt of ignorance for such a long time. Fortunately, their benefits are coming into the light (not literally) and humans are starting to accept them as helpful rather than harmful. There…

Homeschool Room Makeover

When we first started homeschooling, back when Raygan was starting preschool/kindergarten, our school area (in our bonus room, along with our gym equipment, spare furniture, and other items without a proper home), consisted of a small kid’s table, a cup of writing and coloring utensils, a few posters on the wall and that was it!…

Seed Unit Study

One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is the versatility of it. One week can be completely by the book, organized and planned to the tee. Another week can be totally different, relaxed and interest based. As I mentioned in my post How to Choose a Homeschool Style, we are considered an eclectic homeschool. We…

Our Week Ahead 8/19-8/23

Hey Friends! Here we are again, another week has gone by! I hate that I missed a whole week of posts with y’all due to a nasty migraine. I’m due for a new prescription when it comes to my glasses, the pressure in our area has been funky lately, and I’ve been void of caffeine…

My Thoughts on Sexual Education

My do the years fly by from birth to adolescence. There are so many milestones tucked into the first 10 years of a child’s life. Baby’s first words, first tooth, and first steps to learning to ride a bike, going to school, and… the beginning stages of puberty. The early years quickly turn into the…

Zuppa Toscana Copy Cat Recipe

It’s getting close to the time of year where soups and chowders are the bee’s knees. Though it seems so distant still with temperatures of 90 degrees plus, sweater weather is coming! I’m one of those strange people who enjoys a good soup or stew at all times of the year. Of course, if I’ve…

No More Grocery Shopping

There are typically two kinds of people when it comes to grocery shopping: those who love it and those who loathe it. It didn’t used to bother me, until I became an avid label reader, more health and budget conscious and.. let’s be honest, a parent. All of these things combined have squashed any love…

Our Week Ahead 8/5-8/11

Wow.. It’s August, folks! Can you believe how quickly this year is flying by? I’ve always heard that the older you get, the quicker the time goes. I’ve also always heard that time flies when you’re having fun.. I like the sound of that one better! August is here, which means the summer is coming…