Around The Brown House

Sickness and the Bee Sting

We have climbed the mountains of sickie laundry, disinfected the house from top to bottom and lived to tell about it. I think everyone is finally over the flu and Zion has recovered from his bee sting. We do have a bit more news about the bee sting allergy. When I was on the phone with the nurse this past week, she mentioned that the next time Zion gets a bee sting it could be fatal. We will be making an appointment with the allergist very soon to get official testing done and an another EpiPen prescription.

We ripped up the beautiful purple plant that was attracting bees to our garden and set traps for the bees. Moses and Malachi keep asking us why we have to kill bees (they have seen the Bee Movie one too many times) and I keep telling them that if I have to choose between my son and the bees, my son wins. We are modifying our entire plan for our Sensory Garden to include non-flowering plants and vegetables. I am currently doing research and I am on a mission to still have a great garden (even without bees). Check back to see how we are going to accomplish this.

Refreshed and Renewed

While I have missed all of you, it has been nice to take a complete break from blogging for a week. It is interesting how taking a step back from the blogging world (and into the “real” world) can give you a new perspective and fun, creative ideas. I have lots to share with you all this week as I ease back into blogging. Things will be different around here(on Sunflower Schoolhouse) for the summer and big changes are coming (again, I know).  I will share more about those changes later.

Schooling Year Round

We are on a modified summer break (aka still doing life learning) while we wait for the rest of our learning materials to arrive, so mommy can do some scheduling and planning. We are taking a totally different approach to our schooling this coming year and I look forward to sharing more about it with you soon. I also wanted to let you know that I have been accepted as a member of the TOS Review Crew and I am excited to be reviewing tons of new (to me) homeschooling materials this coming year (I will be writing a post about this soon).

What I Need From You

Yes, you read that right. I need something from you. I want to know what your favorite part of this site is. Why do you come here to read? How did you find your way here? Why do you stay here? What would you like to see more of?

I love having you here, really I do, and I am thankful that you take time out of your day to visit and read. I am planning some changes to the site and I don’t want to take away anything that you love or find really useful. Now is your chance to give me some feedback. Leave me your thoughts in the comments.

6 thoughts on “Around The Brown House”

  1. My favorite thing about this website is the fact that it comes from YOU, Sunflower! I would like to hear more about you – your lifestyle, your thoughts, your views, your heart.

    1. Hi Avalon,

      Thank you for such kind words. I do plan on sharing more of my life, thoughts, views (aka opinions) and my heart with all of you. I guess I am headed in the right direction.


  2. Honey,
    Your site is packed full of such great resources and ideas, it’s easy to stop by and stay for hours! If I remember correctly, I think that I found you months and months ago via twitter.

    1. Hi Sue,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I am glad you love all the information. Staying for hours is good… we like that.

      I am so glad that I met you. It has been so fun chatting with you.


  3. You know what it is that is so great about your site Honey? YOU! You are so creative and even though I am not a homeschooling mommie, nor do I plan on being one, your ideas are so wonderful and I often think that they could be used in the non-homeschooling homes as well. I subscribe to your feed not only because you are my friend but also because your posts are a great read!

    1. Hi Jenn,

      Your comments are so sweet, thank you.

      Learning resources and creative ideas are always useful for every kind of family, not just the homeschooling ones.

      I am glad you are enjoying my posts. I will keep them coming then.


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