Saturday, January 17, 2015

On Secular Parenting

I've seen this article going around, and I am so tempted to re-share it on Facebook.  But since I am still semi- in the closet regarding my heathen status there, and this is my space to say and share whatever I want... it's going here.  It's a great article about a study on how secular family values compare to those in religious families.  Maybe I will yet get up the nerve to share it elsewhere...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What We Did Over Summer Vacation - Part 5

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder since October - it's the last one I wrote about stuff we did over the summer.  I guess I'll go ahead and post it now, in January.  :)

The same day that we visited the Lake County History Center, we spent the afternoon at a second field trip - at the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse.  Until I saw both of these field trips posted by Kim of Kim's Ohio Homeschooling Events, I had no idea there were any local lighthouses available for touring.  I knew the kids would dig it.

First, we stopped for lunch and to play a bit at the beach, before walking up to the lighthouse.

Mast from an actual ship.

This room that was added onto the building was originally the wheelhouse of a Lake Erie ship.

The view from the top

The museum's creepy mummified "ghost cat".

I was fascinated with this simple, old-fashioned way of lighting the decks below.

I liked this painting.

The boys had a roll down the hill afterward.