Kayaks + Apricots = math class!

My youngest daughter, Lexie, decided it would be fun to rent some paddle boards and go up to the lake for the day.  She also rented a smaller board and kayak for the grand kids. My oldest grandson took to it like a fish to water, and it was only a matter of minutes before … [Read more…]

A Day of Natural Learning at our House

Many of you wonderful moms are asking, “What should I be looking for with natural learning?”  “How do I tell if it is working?” My first response is that natural learning is all about nurturing the imagination. As you observe your kids, make some notes of what they are really doing.  When they are playing … [Read more…]

Master’s Retreat – “You don’t have to change the world, but live as though you may!”

As each year draws to a close our Master’s Class meets together for a yearly tradition we call our Master’s Retreat.  We have come to look forward to it with excitement and curiosity.  Each year the theme is different.  We’ve done everything from a Rope’s Course to hikes to talent shows to bonfires.  This year … [Read more…]

Every Day, a new Creation!

  We just had a wedding…a new family was created between my daughter and her sweet husband!  It was a beautiful time as our family was all together to celebrate, and so we decided to have a family picture taken.  Together we drove to the top of the mountains to find the perfect place.  Everywhere … [Read more…]

Everyone deserves to go to the Ball

Ever since our parents read childhood stories of Cinderella, every girl has dreamed of going to the ball.  At Aspen Cooperative we provide this dazzling opportunity at the end of each school year!  Even the adults take a spin, and sometimes the real prince is a father as he dances with his daughter! No one … [Read more…]

More Mind Math!

I’ve had a few moms ask if I could post more mind math videos.  One mother told me that her nine year old doesn’t like to do math but he loves to watch our mind math and try to come up with the answer.  It’s how he has learned what it means to “square” a … [Read more…]


I can give many reasons why I believe a cooperative is incredibly valuable for our home-schoolers, and graduation is at the top of the list!  We just ended our year with Tessa’s graduation celebration. It’s a time for us to spotlight our kids who are leaving Aspen and will continue to share their light and … [Read more…]