The oxygen mask method is something I didn’t understand until well into having kids. As a child, I thought good parents put the mask 1st on kids – kids are smaller and vulnerable. Plus, any normal parent would willingly give their life for their child – at least I knew mine would. As a single… Read More A.M. Meeting With Me
The new school year is fast approaching. Here are my top 5 Things I Must Do to feel prepared! Finalize our schedule: It takes me a long time to get to a place where I can finalize our schedules. My goal is to have this done at least one week prior to our 1st day… Read More 5 Things I Do Before the School Year Starts
We have one tv in our house and none of our children have their own phone or smart device. We own one computer that they can use in public spaces, like the living room. Even with all the things my husband and I have put in place, I still feel as though there is more… Read More Tech-Wise Parenting
Ok, I know 25 may be a bit much but I just sat down and begin ordering and 25 is the number of things in my cart! One of my favorite things to do is shop for school supplies. I have always loved the smell and feel of new sharpened pencils and folders as a… Read More My Top 25 Must Have Back to School Supplies
When I first started thinking about home schooling my sister put this book in my hands and I read it cover-to-cover at least three times. This book has influenced not only how I approach my home school, but also the resources and curriculum I use. It is full of very tangible – how -to information… Read More Video Book Review: The Well-Trained Mind
Homeschooling is what I call good – hard work. To help keep me going, I started looking for reasons, little reasons, to remind myself why I continue to home school. These reasons hit me sometimes quite out of the blue — or sometimes, like Reason #1 — it can come to me early in the… Read More Reason #4: Because Learning Can Happen Anywhere
Homeschooling is what I call good – hard work. To help keep me going, I started looking for reasons, little reasons, to remind myself why I continue to home school. These reasons hit me sometimes quite out of the blue — or sometimes, like Reason #1 — it can come to me early in the… Read More Reason # 3 – The Light bulb Moment
As I sit to write this, Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolina coast. Wind and water…everywhere. We now have personal knowledge about floods as we came home one Sunday afternoon to our downstairs covered in water. It had been raining hard through the month of June and although the we had a sunk pump in the… Read More Blessings from the Flood
Peach season…one of my favorite seasons of the year. A couple of weeks ago we drove out to our favorite farm (if you live in the Metro DC area check out Homestead Farms) to go peach picking. My mom came with us and we were surprised because not only did they have peaches, they had… Read More Peaches – From the Tree to the Freezer to your Stomach – Yum!
Ok…those of you who have been following me know that I am a lover of books. Words wonder me and I have experienced many adventures and deep friendships inside the pages of a book. Now, what you may not know is that I loved books so much (my dream job was to be a published… Read More Move Over B&N…Amazon Bookstore&…WHAT?