When I saw the title of this article I knew I needed to read it — and I am glad I did! Most of my friends are educators working as leaders in public and charter schools. A few of them have even started their own schools. All are seriously committed to the awesome task of… Continue reading Americans are rejecting the ‘homeschool myth’ — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools
Over the years, my husband and I have found ourselves in a love / hate relationship with playdough. We love the fact that it keeps our girls occupied for hours but we simply hate the mess! What it does to carpet is simply downright abusive, I mean really! So Khari and I instituted a rule–a… Continue reading Model Magic: I’m Back In Love!
My morning ritual often starts with a struggle—a battle between Mind and Body. Each one very clear about what they think is best and each one extremely persuasive. Body reminds me how tired I am and how very good it simply feels to just be…lay in bed and simply be… Mind jumps in and reminds… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned as a Backstage Mom: My Hopes for Homeschooling in 2017
Today’s Happy is all about Khari. I must give a giant THANK YOU to the kind ladies who work with him. He told them about the first time he went to King’s Dominion. He shared with them that he had only $5.00 to his name. Everybody kept talking about how great the funnel cakes were. He used… Continue reading Funnel Cake!: This Week’s Happy!
The 1st (sometimes 2nd…life happens) Wednesday of every month now promises something very special for me… A chance to gather with new friends and discuss such rich and worthy books. It has been a long time since I have participated in a book club– either I couldn’t find the time or I wasn’t really into… Continue reading Well Read Mom ~ My New Book Club
I am a huge fan of Max Lucado. I first met him through his famous Wemmicks. My niece, Jordan, loved those Wemmicks and so I spent several hours reading her You Are Special over and over (along with her other favorite, Strega Nona). When my children came along, those Wemmicks got passed along and I find… Continue reading Max Lucado’s Fearless Parenting: This Week’s Inspirational Hour
This bread came about because I had two extremely ripe bananas one lonely peach. The strawberries came from a small farm about five minutes from our house. But like most freshly picked fruit, if you don’t have a plan for them they will have a plan to go bad. So I thought I would add them… Continue reading Lemon Balm Strawberry Banana Bread with a Lemony Lemon Balm Glaze