How do kids make money in the summer, have loads of fun and continue learning?

Our family tries to get s summer job working at a private campground, KOA or state park every year. Being in one place for two to four months allows us to enjoy some of the summer camps from local boys and girls club, school, and the local community center. We asked locals around town, the librarian, and the director at the boys and girls club, Jeda, to help us find fun activities for the kids. Continue reading

Best way for Unschooler to learn about animals? Birmingham Zoo

What is the best way for kids to get excited about animals, their habitats, and where they live? Go visit a zoo, kids that are homeschooled or go to “normal school” love going to the zoo and learn more by seeing, touching, and hearing the animals. We love going to the zoo and it’s even better when you get in free but more on that later. At first glance, the Birmingham Zoo does not look Continue reading

Fulltime Families Summer Scavenger Hunt

This is the second week of the Full-Time Families Summer Scavenger Hunt. We are in the middle of doing a scavenger hunt along with lots of other families that travel full-time. This is a picture scavenger hunt so you can do it from anywhere. The cool part is you don’t have to be traveling in a little house on wheels.  You could win $250!!   Who couldn’t use a little extra cash right? First Time Continue reading

Google Eyed Recycled Planters

Summer is about playing outside, going to the pool, and planting flowers.  So we created a fun project, Google Eyed Recycled Planters, that you can start anytime this summer.  We recycled plastic containers to use as our pots, found rocks from the lake we were camping at, and bought $0.99 seeds at the local Home Depot.  So let’s help our environment and recycle, reuse and repurpose old items for new ones. Items you will need to get started Google Eyed Continue reading

Yummy Homemade healthy dog treats

dog treats

We love our dog, Jack, and thought it would be fun to make him a yummy homemade healthy dog treats.  I have been looking into food we eat, and noticed that a lot is processed and as lot of stuff I can’t pronounce.   So, I started looking at dog treats we buy, and found that it is just as unhealthy.  The dog treats we made were really easy and Jack loved them.  Believe it Continue reading

Castle built for a fish and her friends


The girls had a friend over the other day and they all made a fish, cat and a mouse out of clay.  Then for fun the girls made furniture for their little animals so they could play house.  I was so impressed they made a bed, side table, book, couches, fridge, oven, kitchen table with chairs, and teddy bear. At first the girls got some boxes and used those for the house, which I thought was Continue reading