Teaching my Kids to Master the Kitchen.

Maddie has recently developed a love for being in the kitchen. Now that she can read and knows basic math reading recipes is becoming easier and easier. She is quickly becoming efficient in the kitchen and mastering new skills everyday. One of the things I have learned over the years …

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Minnesota Children’s Science Museum

One of Mark and my goals in homeschooling is to make our kid’s learning as hands-on and applicable as possible. We want our kid’s classroom to be the world they live in, experiencing everything first hand as much as possible. The Minnesota Children’s Museum accomplishes all of these with ease! The …

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Gear to help your baby keep up with your family on the go.

We are a busy home school family. We are constantly on the go visiting our local state parks, museums, going for hikes, exploring zoos, and so many other fun adventures. I want to share with you some products that we have found helpful to keep Timothy happy, comfortable, and allows …

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Myre – Big Island State Park a Southern Minnesota Gem!

Some of my best childhood memories are of my parents, two sisters, and I loading up in the family van and heading to any number of Southern Minnesota’s State Parks. Now as an adult with a family of my own I love being able to Explore Minnesota‘s State Parks through my …

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The Lovely, Kelly Gau Studio

Our new favorite place in town is Kelly Gau Studio! Kelly has a natural God given talent for not only bringing out the lovely in her art, but is also able to teach others how to make lovely pieces as well! Naomi lives and breaths art, I’m fairly certain that colors …

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Tyden Farm No. 6 the Past with a Touch of the Present

We had a delightful day at Tyden Farm No. 6 in Dougherty, Iowa.  As we drove into the driveway the property owners, Ted and Judy Pitzenberger, greeted us with warm welcoming waves and smiles. We were welcomed into the front of the barn, which is now used to welcome guests as the …

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Beating the winter blahs at the kitchen table

Note: I found this old post hidden among some of my other writings and it never got published. I thought it was a great post to add since this has been one of the longest winters I can remember. Every mommy needs more tools in her tool belt. Cornstarch is …

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Summer Time Memories Around the Campfire

We have had fun all summer having grill outs, but our favorite is the old fashioned camp fire with hot dogs, chips, and baked beans. Which is what seems to be our main staple when sitting around the camp fire. Maddie and Noah have a blast playing on the wood …

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