A few months back my friend Kristie and I were having a fabulous bitch session, I mean… oh hell. I can’t make it any more flowery than that because that’s exactly what it was. We were bitching. Hot topic: Husbands. It wasn’t a husband-bashing, not really. It was more a venting of all of those husbandly quirks that at one… Read More
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
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 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.
Since we’ve moved into the new house I have been trying to sort through things and get more organized. A couple weeks ago I cleaned out the schoolroom closet and pulled out piles upon piles of schoolwork from this past school year and the year prior. At that point as I was drowning in the heaps of paper I could… Read More
Every year we spend several hundred dollars on curriculum for our homeschooling needs. Starting in about March of each school year I begin thinking about the next year, exploring new curriculum options, thinking about what to add, what to change, what to do differently. All year long, I am exposed to homeschooling friends’ curriculum choices and curriculum collections. But three… Read More
This week we added a new member of our ever-growing family. Meet Olaf, the guinea pig. The Princess decided she wanted a pet of her very own. Apparently chickens and a dog and some stray cats that we’ve adopted aren’t enough for her. Originally, she wanted a rabbit which I liked because we already have plans to take on rabbits,… Read More
Being a homeschooling mom means that snow days are just another day… with snow. Of course, it also means that the kids are pretty much stuck in the house without being able to really expend some energy. Yeah. That part sucks. <— This is what I felt like that first week too. Snowpocalypse 2015 hit about the same time our… Read More