Getting through a school day, and maintaining harmony, can often prove challenging. Add in a busy preschooler who becomes under-challenged, and chaos often ensues. That was the scene at my house last week. Regardless of the many activities I rotate through Little Bear’s work boxes, she was in need of some new busy bags. All […]
I have come to recognize boys don’t naturally exhibit displays of love. Their assignment for the week was to write a daily message for each sibling of why they loved them.
I was sure an opportunity for learning had fallen into our laps. We agreed to let the boys get a new pet if they did some research.
The beginning of a new year marks the end of our holiday break. Is anyone experiencing resistance in resuming a back to school routine?? I have to admit, the resistance in our house is not only from the littles. With the turn our holiday took, I’m struggling to get back into routine. Having made no […]
When illness hits our household, our busy pace is forced to slow. When activities are missed, slowing down is met with resistance. Recently, a sick Little Bear found herself stuck at home with mom while the boys were off on an outing with dad. No amount of playing seemed to lift her glum spirits, until […]
I have a confession to make. I’m horribly disorganized! That is not to say I’m a slob. No, I am actually a bit OCD about liking a tidy home. Just don’t open a closet without caution nor hope to easily maneuver through my storeroom. With the arrival of fall weather, several weeks ago, I found […]
We have survived our first two weeks of school!! How are all of you doing?!? The littles were thrilled to get back into a school routine. No, really!!! I was completely surprised when I had three smiling students rush to our classroom with excited anticipation. The highlight of our first week was a field trip […]
Didn’t summer just begin?!? Everyone around me is talking about back to school planning and store ads are filled with deals for back to school supplies. Okay, okay, I give!! Although I’m still going to enjoy the beautiful days of summer sunshine, the frugal shopper in me is getting the Back To School planning underway. […]
The end of May always marks the end of our school year. Our final week has traditionally been a time for review. This year we’ve added a new activity in required state testing. Every state is a bit different in requirements for homeschooling. Our state dictates that Columbo has reached the age that he needs […]
Today as I was finally changing the monthly calendar I noticed it…..it’s MARCH! Wasn’t it January and we were celebrating New Years just yesterday?!? As I glanced at the March calendar I experienced a hint of urgency as I realized I was unprepared for a fast approaching holiday. Our homeschool is pretty laid back in […]