I've made a hard (but easy) decision to simplify my life and combine my blogs. This blog will now be over at WiningWife, which is transitioning to become The Well-Caffeinated Mom in the coming weeks. I hope you will join me over there!
In February 2007, I walked out of my oldest son's school, and I wasn't about to look back. I was a single parent, and a Ph.D. student, and since moving to Michigan, there was one hurdle after another with the school my then 8-year-old went to. The latest problem was that he was despondent each … Continue reading Day Two: How I Started This Journey
Bluehost failed to renew my site, and I've lost a year of posts. I'm trying to get all of this straightened out and I'm majorly bummed that this happened. There was a lot of good stuff I'd posted in the last year. I liked my site design. I've lost all of it, and as you … Continue reading Bear With Me for a Minute
This is what Miss 6 did this past week:We wound up not doing school on Friday. Each day, we spent about 2 hours on these things, and some more time reading, watching educational videos, and playing with purpose. All About Reading Level 1 Lessons 10 & 11 (review)Zanner Blosser Handwriting K p. 127-130Spelling Workout A … Continue reading March 29th Weekly Accountability Post
When I started homeschooling my oldest, I was a single mom going to grad school. A year in, I left grad school and started my own business. I've been running that business (and others) now for 12 years. I know a lot of us have been thrown into homeschooling & facilitating distance learning at the … Continue reading Working From Home While Homeschooling
I've long-admired batik fabrics for their vivid colors and beautiful designs. Mr. 3 loves to paint. So when there was an opportunity to review the new batik painting kit from Timberdoodle, I was happy to sign up. About The Kit There are five options for the kit - Turtle, Seahorse, Fish, Macaw, and Hummingbird. We … Continue reading Review: Timberdoodle’s Batik Painting Kit
It's my favorite time of year again - autumn. There's always been something magical from mid-September through the end of the year and even into some of January. I'm excited, because even though we're going to be very busy in the coming months, there are a lot of fun things on our calendar. I became … Continue reading Hello Fall Theme Q&A
I received the Highlights Find It series from Timberdoodle in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. My kids are 2, 3, and 5 now, so this year, I'll be adding some totschool preschool activities into our routine. I'll write more about what I'm using for that soon, but first, I wanted … Continue reading Find It Series – Tot Resource Review
My 5-year-old is doing kindergarten, and has been since August, since she was 4 when I started, we wrapped up some of the unfinished preschool curriculum. Here's what we're using right now.
One of my favorite activities to undertake with my kids is heading out into nature and taking a look at what different forms of flora and fauna we see. I've been meaning to build a collection of field guides so I can help my kids to identify the different things we see. When I was … Continue reading Resource Review: National Geographic’s Field Guide to Birds