This Blog Is Moving

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!

Day Two: How I Started This Journey

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

Bear With Me for a Minute

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

March 29th Weekly Accountability Post

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

Working From Home While Homeschooling

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

Review: Timberdoodle’s Batik Painting Kit

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

Hello Fall Theme Q&A

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

Find It Series – Tot Resource Review

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

What I’m Using to Homeschool My Kindergartener

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.

Resource Review: National Geographic’s Field Guide to Birds

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