Pixar writing Class: more fun than a box of chocolates

I have never, and I mean never seen my kids so excited about Pixar writing Class.  They actually despise writing book reports and will do anything to avoid doing it.  I blame the fancy private school the girls used to go to in our home town.  The Pixar writing class was honestly the most fun we have had and the kids actually looked forward to each assignment every night. Here is what we did to Continue reading

How to became a small business owner at age 12

Really, Isabelle, my daughter became a small business owner and sells her jewelry on Amazon Handmade.  She really started this two years ago but this year she decided to get serious.  Any child or adult can own their own business, make a product and sell it online.  Now, will it pay your bills, let you quit that job?  Honestly, that is up to you and how much you work to make your dreams come true.  Continue reading

My Unschooler is interested in fashion, sewing and clothes design

I thought it would be fun to start a new series, “My Unschooler is interested in…” This way we can discuss all the ways you can help your Unschool learn about something.  I will try to dig in deep, find products, website, YouTube channels, Pinterest boards, TV shows and Netflix movies. Let me start off by saying I know nothing about fashion, how to sew and am terrible at putting outfits together. My oldest daughter Continue reading

Bucket List in South Texas: Follow the Whooping Cranes South

We love Texas and even more in the winter months.  This, of course, is the best time to see the beautiful endangered whooping cranes.  Our travels started in Waco, Texas and we followed these huge birds south to the gleaming beaches near Rockport, Texas. 3 best places to see in Waco Texas Our first stop toward the South tip of Texas was in a brief stay in Waco. My oldest was so excited about visiting Continue reading

Roadside Fun: What is the name people call Cumberland Falls?

What is the name people call Cumberland Falls? Hint: Cumberland Falls has a much bigger twin in New York that we hope to see later this summer. This small fall can get 300 feet wide during its highest level and plunges over a 250 million year old rock. The falls enchants poetic beauty for Romantics. It is best known for its moonbow, which they say can only duplicated at Victoria Falls in Africa. Sadly, we missed the full moon and Continue reading

Don’t forget your wallet when visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Don’t get me wrong we loved visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but honestly you need a thick wallet to enjoy it.  I was told recently that everything is only six dollars and not that expensive, keep in mind the person who told me this hadn’t been to Gatlinburg for 30 years.  Here is my warning, everything is $26 per person, and some are more and even a few dollars less but make sure your wallet is Continue reading