August 20, 2014

Little by Little: Life Lesson for Moms and Kids

Little By Little

Within a few weeks, kids everywhere will be back in school. Whether one schools at home or structured in the classroom, I find that the start of the school year gives way to a plethora of opportunities that just begs […]

And I Wonder Why Teaching Phonics is so Difficult?

English Crazy Language

Our eight year old daughter just finished reading a story to me, and unlike our eldest child who polished off The Hobbit in second grade, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy in third, this sweet blessing is slowly plodding […]

Books Should Be Free: Free Audio Books

free books for ipod

“There’s no better way to inform and expand your mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature . . . You can get into the best minds that are now or that have […]

Peek into our family’s fun, American History Day

holding chickens

Some school days are just a bit more fun than others, especially when learning takes on a whole new twist. Rarely do I have time to write about our home school journey, but this is one of those fun activities […]

Home School, Private School or Public School: Touchy Subject


A recent post on the New York Times parenting site made this statement. “There are certain words you learn to use carefully when you write about parenting. Breastfeeding is one. Co-sleeping is another. Home schooling is on the list, too. […]

Brain Power: How Deeply Do you Think?

Classica Books

Many stay-at-home moms mourn the state of their “brain power.” With wiping noses, changing diapers, and speaking on a 2 year old’s vocabulary level, the tendency can be to forget the power and gift that deep thinking can be. We […]

How to Make Snowflake Crystals

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Homeschooling is so much a part of our every day life, but I realize it’s not something I address on my blog very often. With our oldest child weighing in at the ripe, old age of 16, and our youngest […]

Enjoying a Real Live Turkey Day

A real live Turkey - show the kids, they'll love this!

As most of you were pulling frozen turkeys from your freezers on Tuesday, my homeschool group was enjoying a real live turkey day.

Fun surprise


I had a fun surprise this morning when I received an email that I am a finalist for the Home school blog awards. Even though I don’t often post about my home school adventure, homeschooling has been our educational path […]

Fuh-net-ics- HELP!


I’ve mentioned now and then that we home school. Yep – I sure do, but this post isn’t about that fact . It’s about the English language, and my poor kids trying to learn it. Do you understand how crazy […]

Expanding the bad word vocabulary


Expressing oneself openly is a dynamic part of our happy, but harried homestead.Many people say to me that they want to be a fly on our wall…I doubt that. You would definitely get smooshed.I let a little chaos, maybe some […]