Hearts for Home Blog Hop – September 28, 2016

We had our school pictures taken today.  The kids wore new clothes, but since they’ve outgrown everything from last year, they needed shoes we haven’t shopped for yet.  My Big Helper discovered that my shoes fit her, now, and she chose to wear a pair of clunky brown shoes with big heels.  I’m not sure I’m ready for this.

That’s why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was What If the Problem Was School in the First Place?

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

Irish Potato Fondue

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – September 21, 2016

Whoo-hoo!  Last week I was stressed about the extreme heat that was continuing, but for the past three days we’ve been basking in lovely temperatures and frequent drizzles.  While the heat is expected to return, we’ve been frantically doing some baking and reading on the porch, listening to the rain.

That’s why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Mental Health Monday: Anxiety.

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

Essential Oils for Kids: How to Easily Treat Colds

Copycat Pumpkin Juice

Cheery Cheesecake Dip

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – September 14, 2016

It’s still hot here!

The initial reports for this week were calling for GORGEOUS weather, so I’m especially disappointed – but hopefully it will come soon.  We’re still in hiding from the heat and finishing up our Lemoncello studies, as well as preparing our entries for the North Carolina State Fair.  The kids are very happy to enter some new categories this year, and that means Mommy is kept hopping.  That’s why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Mental Health Monday: Anxiety.

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Literature Study

Ultimate Guide for Camping with Kids

Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – September 7, 2016

We’re back in school this week, and the kids are working their way through their very first unit study without me:  Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.  They’re busy prepping for next week’s book club, swapping off using the computer for their math lessons, for their unit study research, and generally running around, giddy, showing me their work and asking me questions.  I love seeing them so excited, and it’s wonderful to see them be excited about their schoolwork – but I’ve been pulled in all directions in their excitement.  That’s why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Mental Health Monday: Anxiety.

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

Making Biographies Interesting (free printable!)

Teaching History With Novels | Lit Mama Homeschool

Chocolate Mocha Truffles

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – August 31, 2016

It’s back to school time for us! We’re starting school in the morning, and everyone’s excited. We have our new notebooks, unit studies, and books all ready to go. We spent the past few days unpacking from a weekend trip and enjoying the last bits of summer, why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was An Amish Home Birth.

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

– Reese’s Layered Cake | Fluster Buster

– Teaching History With Novels | Lit Mama Homeschool

–Chocolate S’mores Donuts

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – August 24, 2017

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My Big Helper has been really busy this summer, and now that she’s home again, she’s working hard to catch up on things around here – including her bees.  We spent Friday afternoon learning from her mentor, doing hive inspections and a sugar shake test to determine the level of dangerous mites in the hives.  We’ve been in the hives several times lately and are also preparing to host a booth at an ag festival, which is why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Why My Homeschooled Kids Are Not Given the Choice to Go to Public School.

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

All About Elections Online Unit Study – Techie Hom

Art Projects: Cartooning DVD Giveaway

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – August 17, 2016

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Is this summer flying by or what?  I’m seeing lots of back-to-school pictures on Facebook, but we’re still several weeks away from that – we’re cramming as much summer fun into our last days as possible.  We spent the weekend visiting family and hiked in the Shenandoah National Forest one evening, where we saw lots of beautiful flowers and deer.  The fun isn’t stopping anytime in the near future, with festivals, a park, a sewing playdate, and more in the next few weeks, which is why I’m happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Planning Your New Homeschool Year? I Have Just the Thing for You!

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

Giveaway: Teach Your Child Piano!

100 Easy and Fun Creative Nature Walks & coupon!

Summer Frozen Drinks

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – August 10, 2016

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Last week My Big Helper went off on her very first mission trip!  She loved it and has her heart set on heading off to Haiti in the near future more than ever. 

This week she’s spending a few days at 4-H workshops, so My Little Man and I are having more quality Mommy-Son time.  He’s very fun to hang out with, and I’m especially looking forward to some wading time in a nearby creek tomorrow.  All of that family togetherness keeps me hopping, which is why I’m especially happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Planning Your New Homeschool Year? I Have Just the Thing for You!

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

How to Deal with your Kids’ Messy Bedrooms

mesh shorts free pattern

5 Leather Tooling Tips & a Giveaway

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop: August 3, 2016

This week My Big Helper is away on her first mission trip!  That means that My Little Man and I have lots of time to ourselves this week.  We’re enjoying game marathons, special dinners, and lots of reading time.  He’s pretty determined that we spend every minute together, which doesn’t give me much time for planning creative things.  That’s why I’m especially happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was Planning Your New Homeschool Year? I Have Just the Thing for You!

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

Anti-Gravity Galaxy in a Bottle

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Harry Potter House Bookmarks

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Hearts for Home Blog Hop – July 27, 2016

Did you see my post about our experience at Epic Patriot Camp?  We found out that our Big Helper is going to be written into The Sword, the Thunder, and the Jewel, currently slated to be released in 2020.  Whoo-hoo!

As the heat index for our county has reached 110 nearly every day this week, we’re all about staying cool.  We’ve actually been traveling to ‘cool’ places to make that happen, and we’ve been having a blast.  It’s all keeping me so busy that I haven’t had much planning ntime, though, so I can’t wait to check out this week’s HfH posts, and am always happy that …

A Nest in the Rocks is now one of the co-hosts for the weekly Hearts for Home Blog link-up, which means that every Thursday you’ll find lots of great tips, recipes, and other family-friendly ideas listed throughout this post. If you’re a blogger, we’d love to have you link up your posts and join us. You can find information about the other co-hosts of this hop here.

The most clicked post from last week was 10 Easy Ways to Use the Library in Your Homeschool.

Some of my favorite posts from last week were:

How Would You Like a Little Back To School Money?

Berry Patch Yogurt Pops

Herb and Essential Oil Pesticide

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