not really a huge surprise, i’m mostly liberal

Your Political Profile: Overall: 40% Conservative, 60% Liberal Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Personal Responsibility: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal How Liberal Or Conservative Are You? i did find the last part very surprising though! i really can’t say that i know […]

wow…cool video

it IS something to think about! 🙂 by the way, i am really loving this show! the young turks is not a show by and for turkish people, as i originally thought…from their site: Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. […]

math games book came in!

i can’t believe how fast it came in! i’m really excited about going in there and figuring out what games i need to be playing with maeve so that we can get past the counting issue. i’m even thinking that on the days where we are just not able to get to a lesson, that we can still “do math” […]

math troubles

having a little difficulty with maeven’s math right now. nothing huge, but its something i need to work on. the problem is that she’s still counting while figuring out math problems. that’s not what she’s supposed to be doing in the rightstart math program. i had sorta known this but last week when i did a lesson with her that […]

well she’s reading again

even though i’ve not done very good lately at getting us into a regular school routine, today i did get maeven to start a new chapter book. she really loves these fairy books, but in between books sometimes she loses interest. so today i told her that i wanted her to take some quiet reading time in another room. (her […]


ok i normally hate doing these because it tends to be info that just seems (to me) to be useless and just plain dumb. anyway, i just found this off of one of the blogs that i subscribe to, and i thought this one sounded interesting…different from what i usually see out there…so here goes: 1.How old do you wish […]

a great play day!!

i’ve gotten offtrack with school, and with blogging about what we’ve been doing…we’ve done a little here and there, but not at all where i want to be. for one reason or another. anyway, today was a good one though! today we went to maeven’s new art class, which was “art in the park” with one of the homeschool moms. […]

i have to brag about my hubby

for those who don’t know, my hubby, adam, is a video photographer/editor. one of his videos (this is the one that he was shooting here), was just posted on youtube so i thought i’d share it: he shot and edited the entire thing, beginning to end. many of his jobs he has to edit someone else’s work, but this one […]

i love steve songs!!

if you watch pbs, you know who steve songs is. i just LOVE this guy!! he’s got great music (not like the crapola that milkshake played. ugh, i hated them! thank heavens they don’t seem to be playing them anymore on pbs. i seriously HATE the chick in the tutu. i don’t really know anything about them other than the […]

public bike system

i just found out about this from another blog. how cool!!! i think every city in our country should have this!! in the world!!! 🙂 but i’m thinking that the bikes would probably just get vandalized and destroyed in fresno, argh! we have so friggin many losers here that seem to think its ok to damage and destroy things that […]

in search of an art curriculum

since we had to stop maeven’s art classes (due to not being able to afford a fee increase), i’ve been concerned about continuing to provide her with art experiences, and art education. so tonite i got to googling and found a couple homeschool art curriculum possibilities. one that i’m getting more and more excited about as i explore their website. […]


this is friggin awesome! 🙂 match your beliefs with the presidential candidates. and its fun and funny too! i did it and only had 2 of my answers match mccain. the rest of mine were allllllll obama. didn’t really surprise me. i know the election isn’t this simple, but still, pretty neat to see who you pick anyway.

some more goals

since i feel like blogging more, i thought i’d share a list i’m working on. i created this in the back cover of my lesson planner. i add to it when i think of more ideas. i’ve got a good list going now, so i thought i’d post it. these are things that i want my kids to experience or […]

still sick

well methinks this week is a scrub…i’m still coughing up a lung and now maeven is too. poor thing. i was thinking today she sounded just like me and i worried she may have asthma as well, but then i listened harder to her cough and its pretty moist. mine is dry and hacking. we are equally coughing as far […]

mother’s oath

i so needed this. i was reading one of the blogs i subscribe to, and found this: “Attention all parents of multiple children, especially those with babies and/or toddlers, and definitely all new homeschooling families — raise your right hand and repeat after me: “My children will not always be this age.”… Babies will eventually detach themselves from Mom’s chest, […]