Thankful on Thursday


As we get nearer to Little Man’s adoption, it feels like things are either going crazy out of control, or life is moving very, very slow.  It’s such an odd feeling at times, believe me. Add in trying to schedule our trips to the lake, the next two TTD conventions, juggling homeschool and trying to [Read On]

A+ Interactive Math Review


Every now and again I wonder how Sophie is doing in math. She seems to grasp concepts easily so we fly through lessons – but some days I feel like it’s going way too easily! (hah!) I was able to get an Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan from A+ Interactive Math to review as [Read On]

Simple Mother’s Day Gift

Easy Mother's Day Gift

Around here we do things simply….and inexpensively if we can! I love homemade projects, and thankfully both my girls LOVE to sit and create, which means we have a lot of fun creating gifts together.  For Mothers Day we decided to paint flower pots for the special people in our lives! This is super simple [Read On]

Our Review of the La La Logic Preschool Curriculum


Sophie is a very logical child, just like her momma. Bella, on the other hand….is not. At all. At times I wonder about her logic skills, but I wasn’t sure how to help her with logic issues, until I was offered the opportunity to review  the Preschool Curriculum from La La Logic as part of [Read On]

My Budding Photographer – a lesson in photos


It’s no secret that I take a lot of pictures of my kids. Ahem.  I was taking some pictures of the girls in their new dresses on the porch and put my camera down to grab my iPhone. Because, you know, I love to send picture texts of the kids and then share on Instagram.  [Read On]

Monday Facts on a Monday!


Happy Monday y’all! It’s been an epic few weeks here and I think we are all finally returning to some semblance of normal. Of course, I’m not quite sure what my definition of normal is – at this point it’s keeping up with the chores, making sure everyone is fed and clean and happy! *FACT: [Read On]

How to Start Gardening with Children


Growing up my parents had a huge vegetable garden. My father would get out the rototiller as soon as the last threat of frost passed (in western NY that could be well into May) and till the ground until it was nice and brown. Then my brothers and I would be given packets of seeds [Read On]

My Parenting Advice from the Duggars

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I first heard of the Duggar family a few years ago when they wrote their first book.  I hadn’t watched their show but I was fascinated by their story.  The idea that this family had so many kids drew me in and I quickly found myself wanting to see how they made it work, because [Read On]

Monday Facts, Spring Edition


We’re in Spring mode here in NJ, finally. The weather is warmer, the forsythia is in full bloom and we have daffodils, hyacinths and  tulips peeking out of the flower beds. I always forget how much I love Spring…..except for the pesky allergies that hit me like a truck the minute the trees start to [Read On]

How to Survive a Homeschool Convention without a Panic Attack

How to Survive a Homeschool Convention without Losing Your Mind

You might not know it, but I am more comfortable behind a computer screen than in front of a live person.  Give me a keyboard and I can type and converse all day, but face to face? That is a bit harder for me.  I’m an introvert at heart, and the idea of being in [Read On]

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