Top 10 Epic Playgrounds near Akron (according to my kids)

With 50 degrees in the forecast this weekend, I had to look for my list of “Epic Playgrounds” to take the kids out. I’ll leave it here for you to explore too! (In no favorite order) *By Epic we mean bigger and/or newer and more fun equipments that we don’t see at our local playgrounds.…

Smartickles Toy Store in Medina

Today we visited one of the greatest toy stores hidden in plain sight! If I have to describe @smarticklestoystore I would say it’s a stem+educational version of Toys R Us. The shop is full of interesting toys and BOOKS that you will want in your house! Shelves after shelves of cool stuff. They have everything from baby…

Top 10 Resources for Learning Activities, Art, and Crafts.

Here are my top 10 resources for learning activities, art, crafts and everyday fun you can create for the kids - mostly with what you already have at home. 1. Fun Crafts Kids - Creative sustainable crafts. @funcraftskids 2. Tinker Lab - Created by Rachelle Doorly, this site provides an easy and actionable ways to…

What is Morning Invitations?

Today I’m starting a new routine of #morninginvitations with the kids. Inspired and download the 365 Morning Invitations Calendar from @yournaturallearner. I am thrilled to see how this will set course for our day and to watch them create and learn from what we already have at home. Read more about Morning Invitations here if…

Why I Decided to Home School My Kids This Fall

10 Reasons I Listed for Myself. It is not a long term plan. We are focusing on Kindergarten only.We have the flexibility in our schedules that allows us to do it. I am grateful for another year with my oldest. I see it as a blessing for both of my kids to spend another year…

Playgrounds: Valley Vista Park | Cuyahoga Falls, OH

2790 Valley Rd. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 We drove by Vista Valley park often, but had just stop by for the first time a few weeks ago. This park is amazing. It has all the things kids love, large playset, climbing wall, tall slide, sand box, open field, and a wading pool in the summer…