Ready for the New Year! 2017 Book List

It's that time of year again. Planning time! I fell behind early in the year, and did not get to all the books on my 2016 list. However, I am a firm believer that it is better to plan and fall short than to not plan and go through the year unchallenged. I've spent December … Continue reading Ready for the New Year! 2017 Book List

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

One of the benefits of currently living on the Forgotten Coast here in Florida is enjoying all the natural beauty around us. This weekend we took a family field trip to nearby Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Located near East Point, FL just before you drive over the Apalachicola Bay to St. George Island, this … Continue reading Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve

Review: Teaching Character Through Literature

One way we cultivate character in our children is to expose them to beautiful, quality literature. Well-written stories allows our children to experience things, good and bad, in a safe environment. We may find literary mentors that guide us in our personal development, and characters may embody personality traits or behaviors that we want to … Continue reading Review: Teaching Character Through Literature