July 7, 2017

The weekend before the 4th of July holiday was the date for our 2017 summer challenge. We decided to hike Mt.

May 12, 2017

Because I can't technically "unschool" in NY, what Elon proposes, which is how I approach learning with my kids, can't be all that bad.

March 22, 2017

We entered into the winter season with ambitious goals of knocking of as many winter peaks as possible for the Catskills 3500 club.

January 10, 2017

My middle son has never asked for much and when it comes to birthdays, he's more reserved than most, wanting only to have cake (no singing) and to pick out a "big" gift at the local toy store.

January 9, 2017

It's been a few months since I've lasted posted.

October 9, 2016

I found myself with a small head of cauliflower, and wasn't sure what to do with it.

October 2, 2016

We started out on our Catskills hike this past Saturday with the goal of reaching the summit of Balsam Lake Mountain.

September 28, 2016

This is a blog post that has been a year in the making. When we decided to homeschool our kids two months into the 2015 - 2016 school year, I had contemplated blogging all about my experience.

September 28, 2016

We went apple picking the other day - such a glorious day to go, and yet today somehow, I decide to perfect candied bacon!

September 28, 2016

We decided to take it easy today. I've been pushing hard to establish a routine with the kids, but even I can't stand that for too long.

September 15, 2016

It's been a full two weeks since we started up with homeschooling for the year. It's been stressful, exhausting and mostly frustrating - but all worth it.

August 29, 2016

I'm spent! Today was the first day of school for my kids for the 2016 - 2017 school year. This will mark the first full year we homeschool the kids.

August 27, 2016

This weekend I had my very first lobster / clam bake. I've been wanting to have one because fresh lobster and clams are simply to die for.

August 22, 2016

We set off this past Saturday to hike 4 peaks in one day - an aggressive challenge, but one we were all eager to accept.

August 16, 2016

When any food goes on sale, that provides many opportunities to try out new recipes and ideas in the kitchen.

August 15, 2016

Today, I found myself wanting chicken, cheese, tomatoes, cilantro and avocados - yes, very specific desires, but begging for a fresh approach.

August 10, 2016

This year, for Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make pork carnitas, in addition to other Mexican themed cuisines for dinner with friends.

August 10, 2016

When a recipe comes out even better the second time around, you know you have a winner. This is such a yummy recipe for zucchini bre

August 9, 2016

When the local grocer has a sale on meat, that's what's for dinner! Today's special was buy one get one free sirloin steaks, which looked pretty good.

August 8, 2016

So this weekend, we knocked off peak #3 in the Catskills - Slide Mountain. It ranks as the highest peak in the Catskills, and was overall a moderately challenging hike.

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