time wasters

i’ve spent a lot of time lately thinking on how to get enough time to do things that are important to me…and it occurred to me that i’m REALLY glad now that our tv consumption is at an all-time low. what a time waster tv can be! there’s really not enough time in the day for me to get all […]

A cool idea for bookmarks

Just came up with this idea recently and thought I’d share. 🙂 If you like to keep track of what pages or lessons you’ve done each day with your children…and if you’re like me and usually forget to do so…Here’s an idea that I just came up with that is helping me out tremendously! Its so simple, I’m really surprised […]

“I don’t know how you do it”

We’ve all heard it. Probably a million times.  Here’s my response today to a teacher/friend on Facebook telling me: “I don’t know how you do it.” Well, it really all depends on how you look at education. 🙂 And I fully respect everyone’s right to their own views on education. just as much as I respect everyone’s right to their […]

the comedy of my life

today i got out of the shower and was heading to the laundry room to find some clean clothes (stark naked, as is normal in our house)…headed to the laundry room after first checking out the front door to make sure no one was heading up to our house at that moment since i was going to be walking by […]

A peek into our “school room”

This past week I had a request from some moms on Facebook to share more info (including pics) about our “Art Area”, and I thought since its simply a corner of our “school room,” I’d include info/pics about the entire room. I’ve worked very hard on this room…its been a long time in the making. But its nowhere near where […]

Its an adventure, I tell ya!

I’m always evaluating our homeschooling adventure and thinking up new ideas to grab my children’s interest and enrich their lives with new learning experiences. I’ve not yet found what I would call my “groove” and don’t in any way feel like an “expert” at homeschooling. I’ve read and learned a lot about this subject but I sincerely feel like even […]

BOOK REVIEW: Amelia’s War

I just finished this book yesterday…was reading it to see if it would be appropriate for my 9.5yr old daughter and I had a hard time putting it down! I cannot express enough how wonderful this book is! I did decide my daughter isn’t ready to read it yet, as she has no knowledge currently on the Civil War (we’re […]

Math Salon

Now here’s a fascinating idea!! I am so going to explore this idea now! Here’s a great link with more ideas on this sort of thing…specifically on How to start a “Math Club.” I’m going to see what I can do with this idea at our local homeschool resource center! I’ll let ya know how it goes!! And here’s a […]

BOOK REVIEW: Butterfly House

This is a touching story of a little girl who rescues a caterpillar & decides to raise it to adulthood. With the help of her grandpa, she builds a beautiful “Butterfly House,” & cares for the caterpillar as it goes through it’s metamorphosis. A great book for introducing the concepts of metamorphosis & caring for nature’s creatures. And the illustrations […]

Old book reviews

I have a bunch of picture book reviews from another website I have that I’m planning on starting to add here. I recently revamped my other site and didn’t yet add back these reviews and it occurred to me that they would be great for this website as well. So this is just a heads up that if it seems […]