The Nut House

Avery Wakeboarding at Massanutten Water Park

All the kids are at summer camp at the YMCA & also went on the Massanutten Water Park field trip. He was the most reluctant one, but got on the board and had a great time!     *Edited to add that the original video uploaded broke & so I uploaded to YouTube, it’s...
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I Just Completed the Rugged Maniac Mud Run

I’m not in the best shape I’ve ever been in, not even close, but after completing the Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race with no training, I’m feeling pretty freaking badass, and definitely more motivated! It was my first race ever, in my life, and I totally rocked it! Most of these are photos from the Rugged Maniac...
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How to Pamper Yourself with a Foot Bath at Home

It doesn’t matter if we work at home or outside of the home, if we spend all day chasing our kids around the house or hiking the trails, at the end of the day, a hot aromatic Foot Bath is a great way to pamper yourself at home. You can use an expensive bubbling...
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The Tribe is on the Move

The Tribe is on the Move

We are saying good-bye to the original Nut House. It is time to put the past behind us and set out on an Adventure as we look for a new place to call home. At this time we are homeless and will be staying with a pastor and his wife for a few weeks....
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Self Portrait – Pft!

Self Portrait – Pft!

Thinking. Changing. Daily. Not lost. Just resting. The Sun can’t help up rise. So I shall chase the Sun, and ride the waves, as I soak up the fire, and rest in the glow of life.  
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Self Portrait – Under a Shaded Tree

Sorrow is Knowlege Shadow Self Portrait Under Tree at the Park


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Strong Enough

I do enjoy weakness from time to time, in fact I welcome it when needed and see it as a wonderful way to heal. There is a very small group of people who should know better than to think I am not strong enough to continue to homeschool and raise my children in the...
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52 Weeks of Handwriting: Blue

We started our 52 Weeks Of Handwriting today. We had a full day of lessons already planned, with a few left over from Tuesday that should have been done yesterday after Classical Conversations co-op. I always have plans of keeping up the momentum after CC and use our short afternoon to catch up, or...
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A Homeschool Lesson to Blow Your Mind: Interactive Scale of the Universe

Interactive Scale of the Universe

My oldest, Wing Nut is 11, and is constantly trying to wrap his head around things like traveling close enough to the speed of light to travel in time, how big the universe actually is, wondering why it would take so long to terraform Mars, or how come we don’t feel the earth moving...
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Honey Nut’s First Trip to the Dentist

Honey Nut’s First Trip to the Dentist

The kids have a great dentist! They are always so sweet to the boys, and now that Honey Nut is old enough to sit in the dentist chair, they made her feel right at home. The kids’ dentist treats the youngest ones like Rock Stars! Of course she did great, she loves brushing her...
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PreSchool Scissors Practice – Fun Friday Photos

PreSchool Scissors Practice

I wish I could remember where I got the worksheets for the scissor practice! I would like to see if there are more patterns to cut. I might just have to take a few minutes and make more myself.     Honey Nut and Wee Nut have made dozens of little scraps this afternoon...
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10 Things Tuesday

I haven’t done 10 Things Tuesday in a long time. A VERY long time. There are many things that I haven’t done in a long time. I have been building momentum over the past few months and feeling like I am pulling myself up off the ground. I always had fun doing 10 Things...
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Thankful Thursday and Homeschool Lessons Hawaiian Islands Formation

It is weeks like this that I have an extra big appreciation for my ability to homeschool my kids. We started out with a few kids being sick over the weekend and before I knew it all 5 of my kids and I were sick. I wouldn’t call it the flu, but it has...
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