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Field Trips

A Family Guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes & Glen Arbor, MI

A Family Guide to Sleeping Bear Dunes & Glen Arbor, MI

Like many Michiganders, I have been going up north my entire life. How you define “up north” is up for debate, but for me, it’s anything past Clare. We had a family cottage in Lewiston. It was a tiny thing – one bedroom, one bathroom, […]

National Park Service Junior Ranger Program

National Park Service Junior Ranger Program

Did you know that almost all national parks have a Junior Ranger program? Anyone from the ages of 4 – 110 (my kids think that’s so funny) can participate, and it’s totally free. Junior Rangers are charged with the mission to “Explore, Learn, and Protect!” […]

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

I’ve kind of been known to make things up. A lot. Words, phrases, good ideas, bad ideas. Lots of big ideas. When we decided to homeschool, I had lots and lots of ideas on things we could do. Some were good, most were bad. This […]

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Here we are, ten weeks into our travel and homeschool adventure. When I was researching homeschool, I heard that it takes a few months to find a groove and feel comfortable. I would say we’ve reached peak discomfort (at least I hope so) and are […]

Blue Ice!

Blue Ice!

Guys. We took a spontaneous trip to Mackinaw City yesterday to see the blue ice. Have you heard about it? You can read CNN coverage of it here. It’s rare and beautiful, and we just couldn’t miss it. I was pretty proud of myself for […]

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Well, we’re eight weeks into our travel / homeschool journey. We started our week with a field trip to the Kent County Recycling & Education Center. They offer free tours and activities every Monday from 1:00 – 5:00. I’ve been meaning to go for a […]