• ARCH COOKING CLASS,  RECIPES

    Homemade Pasta

        In cooking class we try to show kids that its easy to do things that they otherwise thought might be difficult. A few of our younger kids just didn’t believe that they could make pasta themselves. It is so rewarding for them to see that they can accomplish something new and sometimes difficult to them. Some of them were so happy they wanted to take some home for mom and dad. While others wanted to have seconds and thirds! They topped their pasta with their choice of cheeses and/or a easy homemade red sauce. I’ll post that recipe later! Have fun making this pasta with your family, and…

  • ARCH COOKING CLASS,  ARCH LIFE

    I’m So Thankful For Our ARCH Family!

    Last week someone asked me why I felt the need to belong to a home school co-op. I listed a few of my favorite reasons to them, not that I felt the need to justify what we do with our time. But because more people need to know the benefits of belonging to a co-op. At the time, my favorite reasons were the availability of classes and activities my children could be involved in. Also a added benefit is having parents I can go to for advice. I mean you got to admit its nice having friends that understand what your going through! Fast forward to this week, and I…

  • JUST LIFE

    Yes Mom, You Are Doing A Good Job

    Just in case there is one person out there that needed to be told this today, I thought it was a good day (Monday)  to post this blog! After talking to a few “mom friends”, some who use public school and some who home school, I’ve come to the conclusion that sometimes moms just need to know they are doing something right. As a home school parent, we balance so much more than just academics, and in the scheme of this wonderful life we live in, sometimes I think its the other things that we are balancing that will stick with our children more than what they learn in text…

  • ARCH COOKING CLASS

    Walking Tacos & Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Our first cooking class, we made walking tacos. I know, some of you are wondering what that is! Don’t feel left out, because I went strait to google the first time somebody  mentioned them to me! I thought they would be perfect for the kids  to make,  so they could customize their taco any way they wanted. The older class browned our beef, and each of the kids measured out the seasonings for our tacos. Each child had a vegetable to cut up, using their  “kids in the kitchen knives”. They were so excited to learn knife techniques, that some of them even tried vegetables they had not tried before,…