Science and history behind essential oils and why I love them

I had the opportunity to review a diffuser and several essential oils.  To be honest I was hesitant and thought this was another scam.  Boy, was I wrong, not only did we fall in love with our essential oils and have used it nonstop from day one but it led us to learn the science and history behind essential oils. Let me start by saying that I did get some of the oils for free and then bought the Continue reading

Update: How to Set Up an Aquaponics Kit and Rock Candy

We wanted to let you know how great our Aquaponics Kit and our fish, Mr. Bubbles, is doing.  One month has passed since we set up our kit, and the plants have gotten so big that we had to put them in ponytails so they wouldn’t go everywhere. Mr. Bubbles is waiting to be fed every morning and every evening and seems to really like his new home.  We have added the Tidy Tank water to the bowl Continue reading

EdVenture Children’s Museum

Just because we have stopped traveling doesn’t mean that the adventure and education will not continue.  This week we visited EdVenture Children Museum in Columbia (which is the biggest children’s museum in the South) where fun and education go hand in hand.  The hubby had so much fun I lost him for an hour while he went through the museum and played with all the neat gadgets by himself. The girls’ favorite part of the Continue reading

Unschoolers stuck inside can become creative this summer

We were stuck inside for three days not because the rain but because of the snow.  Yes it snowed last weekend for the second time this summer.  As an unschooler you become very creative and crafty when your stuck inside for three days. What did my little unschoolers do for three days while it snowed… They played with legos, did a little science, and made some dresses.  Huggs got a manikin for her birthday and Continue reading

Unschooling Lessons: Science at Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas

Cascade Caverns

As an unschool teacher, and a very laid back mom, I never do any lesson plans.  Yes I wing everything, like today when we went to Cascade Caverns in Boerne, Texas.  My thought process here is that if I need to make a unschool lesson plans, print out work sheet, grade papers, give tests and do all that stuff teachers are required to do – then heck I should just send them to “normal” school and Continue reading

Unschooling in Texas visit to two of our favorite museums in Houston

unschooling in texas

Unschooling in Texas means visiting lots of museums and historical sites along the way.  We only had time to pick two museums this time because the first day it threatened to snow and they closed down the city and cancelled school just like our hometown, Savannah.  I guess they have no snow equipment or anyway to de-ice bridges that tend to freeze when it gets cold enough. The first museum we visited was the Houston Space Continue reading