Florida Nature Studies

Florida Nature Study - with Barb-Harmony Art Mom

I love the beach. I enjoy bird watching. And I’ve learned so much about nature studies for our homeschool from Barb-Harmony Art Mom. So what a true gift it was to have each and every one of these things mixed together in one BEECH Retreat trip! Something deep in all of us yearns for God’s beauty, and we can find it no matter where we

Kia Optima Hybrid to BEECH Retreat

Kia Optima Hybrid Review

“Maybe there just might be a Kia in our future…” Those are the words I heard from my husband as I drove him around to show him all the features of this economical vehicle. What impressed him? The headlights. The seat warmers. The fuel economy screen. This Kia Optima Hybrid holds great memories for me. It took me to and from BEECH Retreat last week

BEECH Retreat: How to Continue the Conference Learning

BEECH Retreat - How to Continue Blog Conference Learning

I left the BEECH Retreat 48 hours ago, turning north off of Captiva Island, FL to head home. My fellow blogging friend, Mary of Homegrown Learners and I rode the 11 hour trip back to Georgia together. The long trip gave us focused time to talk about all we had learned. To share how we were inspired. And to admit we were overwhelmed with new

BEECH Mini Conference

BEECH ladies

I’ve said it over and over again since the weekend. My head is full of ideas. My heart is full of friendship. Full. Yes. I enjoyed a weekend full of the blessings of the friendships I found with these like-minded Christian, homeschool, blogging women. photo credit ~ Jenn Last Thursday, I got in the car and drove 10 hours to Vero Beach, Florida. I jokingly

Homeschool Makeover: Around the Couch

IKEA couch

If you are like us, a great deal of homeschooling takes place on the family room couch. Read alouds, math lessons, diagramming English sentences, literature and more. We’ve found more practical solutions in our continued homeschool makeover. First off, the Pottery Barn book rack. This we’ve had for a decade. And it has served us so very well, right above our heads. The latest library