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 […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Wizard from the Start

BOOK REVIEW: A Wizard from the Start

I am practically obsessed with finding nonfiction picture books. The vast majority of the nonfiction books for children that I’m finding at the library tend to be essentially mini-textbooks. Dry and boring. However, I’m delighted to see there seems to also be a fair amount of nonfiction in an appealing picture book format! [amazon_link asins=’B003V4B4R0′ template=’CopyOf-ProductAd’ store=’homeschoolrealm-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’90161870-3172-11e8-9d7c-8f40ac384c1c’]This is […]

BOOK REVIEW: We Planted a Tree

I found this little gem on the shelf at our local library and just had to share it before I returned it! This picture book captured my interest because of the crisp, colorful and friendly illustrations and kept my interest and earned my respect by its content. A very cute, simple book, it shows families all over the world planting […]

“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 […]