Winter is our game playing season. The long evenings and reduced chore load offer extended periods for enjoying a family game.
When Aly was still home, one of our favorite games was Settlers of Catan. This Mayfair Games product is a somewhat complex activity, but it’s a lot fun, and it teaches players about commerce, trade, and business planning. It offers excellent lessons in Civics to home schoolers in a fun, memorable format. It also requires critical thinking.
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Considering that yesterday marked the second anniversary of starting this blog, I’m not doing very well keeping it up—my apologies that today’s post is quite late. Life has been accelerating lately, a lot of things are happening all at once.
First and foremost, we’re getting Aly ready to start college. We will drive her to her school in Washington state, a major road trip for us. We’re sorting through all of her stuff so that we’re sure she has everything she needs, but also so we know what to do with what she doesn’t need. In a cabin this small, if one of us leaves, her stuff will certainly be packed up and stored to make room. Continue reading 'Aly’s “Bug Out” Preparations'»