To say Katrina has a full, busy life is an understatement. With four kids, pursuing a Masters of Science in Nursing, and a passion for self-sufficiency and sustainability, Katrina is always on the go and constantly balancing priorities. Amongst taking care of chickens, beekeeping, and hand-making various food-stuffs, Katrina also homeschools two of her four(…)
Extended holiday breaks. If you’ve got an adult that can stay home with the kids (and that’s a big if) they can be wonderful and relaxing and full of family fun. But then…(it’s not just me, right?) the malaise starts to set in. Then the sibling fights, then the yelling. Maybe you NEED childcare, maybe(…)
There are many joys and benefits of living near family. This past year has been the first time in my adult life that I have lived near my parents. They moved to Huntsville a little over a year ago and it has been wonderful seeing my boys get to know them better. Swim dates after(…)
I recently attended a homeschooling conference where games (both table-top and video/app) were discussed as a way to hone skills like math, critical thinking, reading, and spelling for success in academic studies. The handout for the workshop listed 24 different topics (and related games) from art to engineering and from biology to money management skills.(…)
Today’s a big day for the city of Huntsville, and if you’re reading this I hope you’re taking time today to do one of the most important things we can do as citizens – VOTE. Even better, bring your kids if you can. I have fond memories of going with my Dad to cast his(…)
We’ve been featuring local private & independent schools through our School Spotlight series for over a year now, but have recently started a new special Preschool Edition! We hope to expand this series to include more state-licensed preschools in Huntsville and Madison County, and are excited to grow our education coverage to include more options for local students & their parents.