how to dominate after school snacks

How to Dominate After School Snacks

Did you know that I have been a homeschooling mom for the last 4 years? It was great! Well, kinda great.  I love everything about homeschooling and still stand strong in my support of it. But I got overwhelmed. And stressed. And sometimes angry. And impatient with my kids and found teaching three different grades […]

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Some days are just easy to enjoy.   This day was one of those days. When I woke up to a clearly defined plan of attack, and set about sticking to it as the sun crept higher and higher in the sky, it was easier to enjoy the little moments. Why I don’t stick to […]

Homeschool Room Ideas for 2013

Homeschool Room

I read on unclutterer that “When your environment is cluttered, the chaos restricts your ability to focus.” Glancing around the schoolroom made me realize that I needed to get better organized!  Which of course led me to pinterest where I spent way to much time looking at things I will never have but sure are […]

Fun Giveaway for Homeschoolers!

Homeschool Giveaway: $100 in the Curriculum of your choice!

  Howdy Homeschooling Mamas and Papas! I am having a curriculum giveaway on my Homeschooling Community.  How do you enter?  Simply join the community and comment, reply, or post! Full details are listed there! Cant wait to see you and get to know you better!       You may also like: Mom & Homeschooling […]

Mom & Homeschooling Community

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Howdy all! Just a little note to tell you that I started a little place for homeschooling folks.  Its just somewhere you can drop a link to a helpful site or ask a question or even offer support to another homeschooling mom.   Now, AS a homeschooling mom I know how many things we are […]

A Day in the Life

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

If I could do it, this is how everyday weekday around here would go: 6:30-7:00 workout 7:00-8:00 Kids get up, Healthy and Hot Breakfast, Get Dressed 8:00-12:00 Homeschooling for Colton, Parker, and Audrey.  Eddie plays nicely in the room with us. 12:00-1:00 Hot and Delicious Lunch 1:00 Eddie down for nap 1:00-3:00 Work time for […]

Where We Learn

One of the many things that this family has been up to lately is homeschooling.  And one thing that I knew we needed when we decided to take on this venture was a designated space for our school work. My office/craft room/computer room/storage room ended up being the perfect place for our kids to grow […]

A Little Of This…

I cant believe its been over a week since I last posted. I feel like it was just yesterday! That being said, let me share a bit. I am now about 35 weeks pregnant.  I saw a picture of myself and was like, “WHO is that outrageously fat person?” Um, me. I have a toothache.  […]

I’m Taking On Shakespeare

I loved reading your comments about Shakespeare and how you have incorporated it into your lives… you really got me thinking girls!  In a very good way. I agree that Shakespeare is an extremely intelligent writer, with great use of language and exquisitely described emotion. I do not think it is appropriate for children.  Mostly.  Like  […]

To Teach or Not To Teach?

I suddenly realized I had an opinion (and a strong one at that) about a topic that I never even contemplated before. So I pose the question to you. Do you think Shakespeare is appropriate for 6+ year olds? If yes, why? If not, when is it? *This is a repost, but I think I […]

Excuse Me Sir, You Are Driving On My Kids Homework

Seems that we have lots of clouds and rain lately… which doesn't bother me so much as it does restless little boys who love being outdoors.  As I thought it would be only appropriate to indulge them and let them be outside 24-7, I decided it was a good idea to incorporate some learning into […]

Homeschooling For Mom

A long, long time ago…in a land far, far away (Fargo, ND) I had a dream of becoming a writer. I imagined I would have a well stocked personal library full of my own works. (I might have been bordering along the lines of being an ego-manic, but lets not dwell on that)  The diversity […]

Homeschool for Toddlers

Over the course of about 15 minutes this morning, the kids and I created a craft page.  I bought a roll of brown packing paper a while back, thinking I could put in under the kids coloring pages and crafts to save my kitchen table.  Turns out it works just as well as the craft […]