Solitude Amidst the Chaos

In light of recent events, or the mystery of said events rather, I’ve been fumbling for the right words to share. It’s no secret that the (talk of the) coronavirus has infiltrated our every connection with the outside world. Schools, churches, restaurants, shops, and events all shut down or cancelled until further notice. The thought…

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…

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…

Bean Teepee

Each year of gardening brings new thoughts and perspective on how to improve production and efficiency for the following year. After realizing that things aren’t planted in a good location, I start scouting a better position for the next season. If I start to notice that there are ample amounts of bugs causing damage to…

Mail Order Butterflies

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  Jeffrey Glassberg Have you ever heard of an at home butterfly kit? It’s an actual kit you can purchase, that includes everything you need to watch caterpillars turn into butterflies. I’ve…