The NO-PLAN Plan for Middle School Science

The NO-PLAN Plan for Middle School Science

This school year is the first time since I started homeschooling that I have FOUR kids in FOUR different grades… and on top of that I now have a middle schooler, as Connor has entered 6th grade (gulp!) Lemme tell ya, it’s not easy to homeschool a 6th grader and a kindergartener at the same time and feel like they are both getting challenged! So this year I decided to do something a little different in Science. Usually, science is a subject that I teach all of the kids together — what I call Group Subjects. We also have Independent Subjects, which they each do Read More

How to Plan a Great Homeschool Campout {with FREE printable itinerary!} ~ Our Cozy Den

Children’s Museum of Findlay ~ Expansion Tour & Giveaway!

We have been members of the Children’s Museum of Findlay since it opened in 2014. It has been an incredible place of learning and fun for my kids, and this isn’t the first time I’ve written about it. I was so excited when I heard last year about its upcoming expansion — and even more so when they agreed to give me an exclusive sneak peek and giveaway to share with you guys!! The Lowdown on the Museum So first, let me introduce the museum to you, in case you aren’t familiar. It’s located inside the Findlay Village Mall in Findlay, Ohio. (Go in the Read More

How to Plan a Great Homeschool Campout {with FREE printable itinerary!} ~ Our Cozy Den

Sticky Quotes {review & giveaway!}

One thing that this world is severely lacking is kindness. People seem to be wrapped in their own little worlds, barely even acknowledging the people around them, much less showing them courtesy. I view it as one of my missions in life to change this. My family often participates in what many call “Random Acts of Kindness”. This might be something simple like picking up the check for strangers at a restaurant, buying a gift card at Walmart and handing it to the person in line behind us, or taking treats to overworked staff at one of our favorite establishments. But not all acts of Read More

How to Plan a Great Homeschool Campout {with FREE printable itinerary!} ~ Our Cozy Den

More Than Words for Moms {Review & Giveaway!}

I love words. Seriously LOVE them. My chosen career path upon leaving high school was to become a crypto-linguist with US Army Military Intelligence. During that job, I learned and used foreign languages, which are a huge passion of mine. I speak several of them, and even in English, my native tongue, I love dissecting words. I like to break them down and discover what they mean, where they came from, and how they can apply in different contexts. When I heard about this Bible study More Than Words For Moms, I knew that it would be a perfect fit for me! Instead of just reading Bible Read More