Getting Down and Dirty about Parenting

I was all set to blog today about not getting over-scheduled and overwhelmed during the holiday season.  However, a friend shared this blog post and I just thought it was too good not to share!  We all struggle with how we parent.  We may have an idea of the kind of parent we want to […]

Fun ways to practice spelling

Now that I am homeschooling a 2nd grader, I have found myself diving into the world of spelling.  Being a former English teacher, one would think that would be easy.  Not so much.  I have an extreme dislike of memorization as a learning technique.  Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for memorization in […]

Fun Mom, Please!

Has anyone ever gone through an entire day and wondered how you interacted with your children?  If you have, it doesn’t make you a bad mom.  We all have those days when the “to-do” list seems insurmountable.  But it’s not only the “to-do” list that gets us.  It’s the overwhelming amount of technological gadgetry that […]

Homemade play dough

There were a lot of blog posts last week about homemade play dough recipes.  After reading them, I realized the last time I made play dough was when I made gingerbread play dough as Christmas gifts for the boys last year.  We were definitely due for a new batch so into the kitchen I went.  […]

The power of a penpal

When I first started on our homeschool journey, I never put much thought into having a penpal.  The idea occurred to me as a way for A-Man to stay in touch with his first playmate.  We were living in South Carolina and I met a wonderful women on a mom’s site.  We became instant friends […]