Family Life

Summer Learning for Mom

I was inspired by the post Summer School for Mom at AmysWandering.com, to take advantage of the extra time this summer not being spent on school with my kids to focus on some education for me. You may have noticed some changes around the site recently. There have been new topics added that I plan… Continue reading Summer Learning for Mom

Family Life, Travel

On the Hunt for an RV

We have decided we are tired of renting and want to travel more than that budget allows. To make that happen we are looking into buying an RV, a fifth-wheel to be more precise. We had thought about this before, about 2-years ago, but we weren't quite ready to make that leap. Corey and I… Continue reading On the Hunt for an RV

Homeschooling, Printables

Character Chart (Free Printable!)

I wanted Caleb to start thinking a little more about the characters when reading and designed this printable worksheet to help him do that. Hope you find it as useful with your kiddos! Get Your Character Chart here!     (Disclaimer- This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see Disclosure Policy.) Save Save

Family Life, Food, Recipes

50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

My kids LOVE popsicles! Everything from Otterpops to homemade juice pops and go through them like crazy every summer. As the temperatures here in Billings have started to increase into the 70's and 80's, they are already starting to ask for them. So in preparation for this summer I've started compiling a list of some… Continue reading 50+ Popsicle Recipes to Try this Summer

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Story of the World: Volume 2- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 1-10)

Chapter by chapter resources and links for Story of the World: Volume 2 Chapters 1-10 Supplies: Story of the World Volume 2 (We do an average of one chapter per week, but if chapters are unusually short we may double up in one week, or if there is a lot of content to cover, we extend… Continue reading Story of the World: Volume 2- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 1-10)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Day of the Dragon King (Book 14)

Supplies: Magic Tree House book Day of the Dragon King and the MTH Fact Tracker: China- Land of the Emperor's Great Wall [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything.] Download Day of the Dragon King Comprehension [You will need a Teachers Pay Teachers account] Optional: Magic… Continue reading Magic Tree House Curriculum: Day of the Dragon King (Book 14)

Family Life, Montana, Travel

50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Who says you have to leave your hometown or even home state to have a vacation?! Southeast Montana (south of Wibaux, east of Big Timber, and SE of Lewistown) has so much to see and do, I had to start making a list. I've only done or been to a dozen or so of these… Continue reading 50+ Ideas for a Southeast Montana Staycation (or Field Trip)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Curriculum Review: Prodigy (And Why We Love It!)

 In the words of Cap'n C., "It is awesome!" Math has never been a favorite subject in our household. I am always on the search for ways to supplement our math curriculum; fun resources to change things up once in a while. When I came across a Facebook ad for Prodigy, I just had a… Continue reading Curriculum Review: Prodigy (And Why We Love It!)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Vacation Under the Volcano (Book 13)

Supplies: Magic Tree House Book Vacation Under the Volcano and the MTH Fact Tracker: Ancient Rome and Pompeii [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything. Choose Vacation Under the Volcano and then click on the book; Download the Cross-curriculum unit. We will be using the Reading… Continue reading Magic Tree House Curriculum: Vacation Under the Volcano (Book 13)

Homeschooling, Printables

Free Archaeology-Anthropology Doodle Note Printable

As I'm just starting to dip my toes into designing my own doodle notes and worksheets, I'm excited to share my first one with you! It would go along well with the introduction and chapter one of Story of the World as well. This one doesn't have an answer key, but if used along with… Continue reading Free Archaeology-Anthropology Doodle Note Printable

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Book 12)

Supplies: Magic Tree House Book Polar Bears Past Bedtime and the MTH Fact Tracker: Polar Bears and the Arctic [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything. Download MTH #12 Questions [Free download at time of posting, but you will need a TeachersPayTeachers account] Optional: Magic Tree… Continue reading Magic Tree House Curriculum: Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Book 12)

Family Life

Five Easter Planning Ideas

How are your Easter plans coming? For us, because we have always lived so far away from family due to the Army, we don't have any specific traditions that include them. We have done our own thing for our kids since getting married. Our "traditions" generally include the kids waking up to find Easter baskets… Continue reading Five Easter Planning Ideas

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Story of the World: Volume 1- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 31-42)

Chapter by chapter resources and links for Story of the World: Volume 1 Chapters 31-42 Supplies: Story of the World Volume 1 (We do an average of one chapter per week, but if chapters are unusually short we may double up in one week, or if there is a lot of content to cover, we… Continue reading Story of the World: Volume 1- Curriculum Plan, Resources and Links (Chapters 31-42)

Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Lions at Lunchtime (Book 11)

Supplies: Magic Tree House Book Lions at Lunchtime [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything.] Choose Lions at Lunchtime and then click on the book; Download the Cross-curriculum unit. We will be using the Reading Guide pages for comprehension for this book instead of a story… Continue reading Magic Tree House Curriculum: Lions at Lunchtime (Book 11)

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I messed up…

I made a mistake and missed the renewal for the hosting of LLL Academy. I apologize for the inconvenience to those who use the Magic Tree House or Story of the World curriculum plans. I'm working feverishly to get the site back up and running and updated. Unfortunately though, I did lose some posts in… Continue reading I messed up…