A lot of my friends have really loved the idea of The Morning Basket that we’ve been doing this school year. I would like to take credit for this amazing thing, but it’s definitely not a unique idea. There are so many variations of The Morning Basket with so many awesome ideas all you really have to do is look…. Read More
When we first moved into our new house the chickens had free range of the yard. Their only barrier was the chain link fence that ran the length of the left side of our yard. Over the last year we have started fencing in the back yard to contain the animals. (And by “we” I really mean The Husband.)… Read More
My normal daily schedule can best be described as “Vampire Life.” Ok, that’s probably a severe exaggeration. Basically, I wake up between 8 and 10 a.m., function through my day, get the kids in bed between 8 and 10 p.m., and then spend the next 2-4 hours (give or take) working. Those are the hours that I blog, do… Read More
Welcome to part 3 and my final post on Homeschool Co-ops. You can read about Year-Round Open Co-ops in part 1 and Subject/Curriculum Specific Co-ops in Part 2. This final type of co-op is by far the biggest and most involved co-op. There are a lot of ways I’ve seen this kind of co-op done, some successful and some not…. Read More
I really don’t like to talk about politics or religion. Neither subject nor topics within those subjects typically goes well unless you are in 100% agreement with the person or people you are talking with. And this blog is not really about politics or religion. Except. Except that this blog is about me and my family and my life. And… Read More
Despite what many people think, homeschooling is definitely NOT an alienating experience. But sometimes we get asked, or even ask ourselves, how do we get social experiences? What opportunities are out there for our kids to meet other kids, and where do we parents find other parents? The answer is simple: The Wonderful Co-op!
One of the scariest parts of homeschooling is the feelings of isolation that come about because all of those stay-at-home moms you were friends with and had playgroups with now are sitting in carpool taking their kids to and from school, participating in class events, volunteering as the classroom mom, the Library helper, etc. or have gone back to work… Read More
I don’t usually post about “other” things. I try to stick to my main agenda here. But like most people right now I have been caught up in the social and political propaganda that is spreading like a virus. As a somewhat public figure, I’ve decided to speak out about some of the topics that I have personal experience with…. Read More
This year I turned 40 years old. It should be no big deal, right? I mean, Jennifer Lopez is over 40. Eva Longoria. Drew Barrymore. Amy Adams. Eva Mendes. Cameron Diaz. These are all gorgeous women. I guess the problem is that I don’t compare 40 year old Karmen to 40 year old Cameron Diaz; I compare 40 year old… Read More
I like free. I especially like free educational opportunities. I mean, let’s face it, educating our kids can be really expensive. Thank goodness for opportunities like Apple Camps from the Apple store.