Welcome to Homeschooling…

Welcome to Homeschooling…

We’ve been homeschooling for the past 7 years. I’ve been working full time for the past 5. It is possible, but you have to let go of all the things you think school looks like. You can have a rich, well rounded education and only “school” a few hours a day. You can school outside. You can make your kids do chores and count it as home ec. You’re welcome 😜.
If you have any questions, please reach out. I’m happy to help with curriculum options, schedules, and resources. You’ve got this. πŸ‘Š
1. You are NOT going to mess your kids up by homeschooling.
2. Home school does NOT have to look like school at home.
3. You don’t have to do school during β€œschoolβ€œ hours.
4. Or β€œschool” days. Saturday and Sunday can be school days too!
5. Keep a good(ish) routine.
6. Pajamas are your new school uniform.
7. Read lots of books.
8. Gardening = science. πŸ…
9. Baking = math + chemistry. 🍞
10. Riding bikes/playing at the park = PE.
11. Work outside if you can. β˜€οΈ
12. Get a bigger office. (I can help!) I’m laughing in the video about moving your office outside because I just met with our architect to draw up plans for an outside office. #thankscorona πŸ˜‚
13. Give yourself and everyone else lots of grace.
14. Make it fun! Play in the mud, let your kids take in the dirt, use glitter, waste some glue, bake, dance, tell stories, lineup sticks, stack rocks, it all counts!
15. It will be okay. ✌🏻

You can watch my video about working and homeschooling here πŸ‘‰ https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=303736984159970

Fredericksburg Housing Update: May 2019

Fredericksburg Housing Update: May 2019

🏠 Hey Fredericksburg! Real Estate last month was on πŸ”₯!! Here’s our May Real Estate Market update. Home prices were up slightly over all zip codes and the average days on the market went down a tad. All of these changes affect home values, including yours. If you want to know the new value of your home, send me an email at amber@househomelovefxbg.com with your address and I’ll send you a free update.

 

Dwell & Roam: Fredericksburg Area Easter Egg Hunts & Activities

Dwell & Roam: Fredericksburg Area Easter Egg Hunts & Activities

It’s Good Friday today and you know what that means… EASTER WEEKEND!! πŸ‡πŸŒ·πŸ₯• I have curated a fantastic list of area Easter Egg Hunts, Bunny Sightings, and more for your family enjoyment. They are listed here by day and organized by time so you can visit all of them! πŸ˜€ Be sure to snap a photo or two and tag your favorite (and me) so I know which ones are a hit for next year. Oh, and maybe stop by church on Sunday? After all Easter isn’t really about a bunny or candy. β›ͺ

SATURDAY, APRIL 20th

Easter Egg Hunt

Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League of America (Open to Members Only)

@Spotsylvania Courthouse

7AM-1PM

Spring Fling & Egg Hunt

@The Fredericksburg Field House

3411 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, 22408

9AM-12PM

Braehead Farm Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny

@Braehead Farm

1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, 22401

9:30AM-1PM & 2PM-5:30PM

2019 Easter Eggstravaganza

@Belvedere Plantation

410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg, 22408

9:30AM-3PM

Family Paint: Floral Bunny

@Wine & Design

107 Washington Street, Fredericksburg, 22405

10AM-11:30AM

$20/person, recommended for ages 4+

Strong Tower: Eggstravaganza 2019

@Strong Tower Church

234 Ferry Rd, Fredericksburg, 22405

10AM

Egg Hunt for kids ages 1-9 & Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt for kids 10-11 & Inflatable fun!

Free Easter Egg Hunt

@Massaponax Flea Market

9040 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, 22407

10AM

Bunnies & Brunch Easter Egg Hunt

@Old Mill Park

2201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, 22401

12PM-2PM

Tickets Required

Family Easter Egg Hunt

@Adventure Brewing

33 Perchwood Dr. Unit 101, Fredericksburg, 22405

4PM-5PM

Open Gym & Easter Egg Hunt

@Paragon Gym for Kids

4175 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, 22407

6PM-8PM

$20/child

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church Easter

308 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, 22401

Easter Egg Hunt after each service, 8AM, 9:30AM, 11AM

Breakfast is being served by the FUMC Youth, donations will support youth missions in the Fredericksburg area.

Hope Chapel Easter Egg Hunt & Egg Roll

168 Onville Road, Stafford

Easter Egg Hunt with Donuts & Coffee 8AM,

Easter Service at 9AM

FOR THE GROWN-UPS

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

@6 Bears & A Goat

1140 International Parkway, Fredericksburg, 22406

4PM-6PM

Tickets & Basket Required (for ages 21+)

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Easter Brunch

@Potomac Point Winery

275 Decatur Road, Stafford, 22554

10:30AM-2:30PM

Tickets Required

Dwell & Roam: Fredericksburg Area Spring Break Activities

Dwell & Roam: Fredericksburg Area Spring Break Activities

Spring Break is coming up fast! If you’re not getting out of Dodge this April, you might be looking for something to keep the kiddos engaged and entertained for the week. Or maybe this is their week to do something extra, have fun, and relax too. After all we’re in for a short summer this year, the kids might as well get a little bit of fun in now. Here’s a list of fantastic camps and other things to do around Fredericksburg during Spring Break. Follow the links for more information, times, prices, etc.

Fredericksburg Spring Break: April 22-26

Spotsylvania Spring Break: April 22-26

Stafford Spring Break: April 15-19

1. Little Fish Swimming: Get those kids ready for the pool! Little Fish Swimming is offering a Spring Break Camp in Fredericksburg from April 22-26 and in Stafford April 15-19.

2. Fredericksburg Field House: The Field House is offering a Spring Break camp that is sure to send your camper home with just the right amount of energy left for dinner, bath, and story time. Field trips are planned for Alum Springs Park and Westmoreland State Park.

3. Virginia Outside Fishing Adventure Camp: Campers ages 8-14 will meet at Mott’s Run Reservoir for fishing from the docks and by boat. Sign ups are through Spotsylvania County Parks & Rec.

4. Minecraft Camp: Keep their minds sharp with this Engineering for Kids Camp hosted at the University of Mary Washington campus in Stafford. Campers will use their imagination and brain power to create a moon habitat using a modified Minecraft system.

Other things to do:

1. Walk the Fredericksburg Heritage Trail: recently cleaned up by City of Fredericksburg employees who picked up over 1000 pounds of trash. Use it, but keep it clean out there!

2. Paragon Theater: $6 movies all day Tuesday means it’s a good time to take the kids to see Dumbo and try out the new reclining seats. They’re fantastic by the way!! They also have the added feature of being reserved when you buy your tickets.

3. Splitsville Bowling: $2 Tuesday. Each game is $2, each shoe rental $2. Where else can you keep your kids this entertained for $4? They also offer a Happy Hour small bites menu that my kids adore.

4. Marine Corps Museum: Located in Stafford just off of I-95.

5. Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond): You might need more than one trip to take it all in.

6. Crows Nest Natural Area Preserve: Beautiful scenery, great hiking trails, and just down the road from Aquia Landing Beach Park, which is the perfect picnic spot! These two places are probably one of the best kept secrets in Stafford County!

7. Westmoreland State Park: Look for Ranger led programs here and don’t forget to check out Fossil Beach.

8. Motts Run Reservoir: Hiking, fishing, canoe rental, play area, what more could you want?? Located off of River Road in Fredericksburg, this is one of my families favorite places!

9. Alum Springs Park: Another hidden gem with a playground, water, hiking and more.

What did I miss? Where are you spending this Spring Break?

Fredericksburg Field Guide: Hot Spot of the Week: Tall House Pottery

Fredericksburg Field Guide: Hot Spot of the Week: Tall House Pottery

Tall House Pottery is my jam! Matt James really knows how to throw clay around. His designs are not only lovely to look at, but completely functional as well.

Luckily, I have a front row seat to the amazingness and I’ve been steadily replacing all of the dishes and mugs in my house with Tall House Pottery pieces. My favorites are the white plates my family uses every single day and the mugs.

I met Matt and his beautiful wife, Jessie, when our kids where in preschool together. Their creativity, sense of adventure, and work ethic never cease to amaze me. I keep hoping that just a little bit of their magic will rub off on me πŸ˜‰.

You can find Tall House Pottery at the Ponshop in downtown Fredericksburg for now. You can also keep an eye on Matt’s Etsy shop here.