Places We Visit

Our September Visit to Virginia City, Montana

On our way to Yellowstone National Park, we stopped to visit Virginia City, Montana. This was once a prospering mining town dating back to 1863 when gold was first discovered in Alder Gulch. By the following year, this town was brimming with thousands of residents made up of a colorful mix of prospectors, merchants, vigilantes,… Continue reading Our September Visit to Virginia City, Montana

Homeschooling Corner

Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Surprising Books)

In our homeschool we have read what I call “surprising books”. All, but one of these are books Marcus and I read together throughout his fifth and sixth grade years as part of a wonderful online reading class we shared together. I would not have thought to read these books otherwise and found each one… Continue reading Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Surprising Books)

Homeschooling Corner

Engaging the Heart, Soul and Mind to Make Connections (This is why we homeschool.)

Sometimes a vacation is needed to put a jumble of thoughts into focus! At least, this mini vacation to Island Park and Yellowstone served such a purpose for me. Maybe it was the change of scenery or that I’d brought along all of my camera equipment and was in full photographer mode. Over this summer… Continue reading Engaging the Heart, Soul and Mind to Make Connections (This is why we homeschool.)