I have long lamented the fact that neither of my kids love horses like I do. They don’t like hiking either, so I feel like I’m forever dragging them outside, whether it’s to the barn or to a trail. I believe that kids need the outdoors so I’ll continue to drag them, but it sure… Continue reading “Mom! Mountain biking is for me!”
Getting outside is one of the most healing and restorative acts you can do for yourself. It’s good for your body to get moving, and it’s good for your soul to be out among the trees and wildlife. That’s not just sentiment; there’s science to back it up. See The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes… Continue reading Why You Should Force Your Kids to Go Outside, Even if They Whine…
I don’t know about you, but I love camping so much I could just die of happiness. A flannel shirt, a red Coleman lantern, a crackling fire and a chill in the the air; camping makes me giddy. In keeping with the theme of my whole life, I consider myself a simple camper. I don’t… Continue reading Simple Southern Goes Camping
I would love to homeschool, but for many reasons I can’t do it this year. I work and my husband just isn’t ready to give up the extra income. Since I can’t homeschool, I try to do a lot of homeschool-esque activities with my kids. I see school as free daycare. I don’t think my… Continue reading The Halfway Homeschool
I’ve done some depressing posts lately about the child sex trade, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little with a post about connecting to nature. I’ve never been particularly into birds, but my daughter loves them. My husband put up a hummingbird feeder on our back porch and we have seen lots of hummingbirds… Continue reading Bird Watching and Nature Journaling with Kids
We have some friends who own a beautiful cabin in the mountains of North Georgia. (Isn’t it great to great to have friends with vacation homes?) We stayed there Saturday night and woke up Sunday morning to eat blueberry pancakes and drink coffee on the deck with the Cartecay River splashing and rolling behind us.… Continue reading Southern Living at the Redneck Riviera
I wanted to do some kind of theme for the summer to guide our learning and crafting activities. I chose Native Americans for several reasons. First, my kids have this heritage on both sides of our family, mostly on my husband’s side. Second, I love learning about other cultures and I hope to pass this… Continue reading We’re learning about Native Americans this summer….
My kids had a great time when we went camping at Sweetwater Creek two weekends ago. They wanted to do it again, but I had a busy week and no time to get a site and pack everything up again. So I decided to make the most of the weekend and do a backyard camp-out… Continue reading Backyard Camp-out