Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

By: Martianne Stanger   Okay, I admit it.  Some days I miss the freedom and adventure that life before children offered me. Other days, I realize that life is still full of adventure: some quite simple and joy-filled and only experienced because I have children. Case in point: the other day when my children and … More Adventure Awaits – Just Look Through a Child’s Eyes

When a Solar Oven Says You’re On the Right Track

By: Martianne Stanger Although being safe is paramount in my parenting, I have never been one to limit my children’s opportunity to try “dangerous things”. This may seem paradoxical to some, but I truly believe that children need time to learn how to experiment and manipulate much of what our modern society eschews as dangerous … More When a Solar Oven Says You’re On the Right Track

1000 Hours Outside

By: Martianne Stanger Long ago, I heard about a 1000 Hours Outside challenge in one of the online groups I am in and laughed at it. Who needs a formal challenge to spend time outside? I thought. My children get 1000 hours outside a year and then some. As homeschoolers, we were blessed to spend … More 1000 Hours Outside