For Mamas, Homeschool August 24, 2016

Super Simple DIY Slip and Slide

My husband and I  Me, okay, just me. I was planning a “not back to school” party for our kids and a few other families that have recently jumped on the homeschool wagon.  My husband was deep in the throes of his super busy season at work.  Slip and slide construction was not at the top of his to-do list.

For Mamas, Staying Creative August 20, 2016

Project: Lofted Bed

Being number four in a family has positives and negatives.  The positives are giant and everlasting.  He has been surrounded by people that adore him since day one.  He has three big siblings to play with, protect him, and indoctrinate him into all of their shenanigans.  His parents are a bit wiser and a lot more tired so most of the small stuff slides.

For Mamas, Homeschool August 17, 2016

6 Ways to Brighten a Dark Homeschool Day

Any homeschooler that is honest would tell you that some homeschool  days stink.  No matter how early you wake up, or what awesome experience you are prepped for; it just doesn’t work.  Maybe someone doesn’t feel well or a too late practice the night before.  Most often there is no discernible cause.  It just is. Sigh.

For Mamas, Homeschool August 8, 2016

Homeschool 2.0

My kids have spent the last two weeks like sloths, hanging off the edge of the couch, barely able to support their own body weight.  There has been complaints of boredom, tiredness, and and a lack of purpose that could drive an adult with a mile long to do list batty.

For Mamas, Homeschool August 2, 2016

Truths for your First Year of Homeschool

Last year this time I used a lot of trees worth of index cards and loose leaf paper crazy planning for our school year ahead.  It was our first year of homeschool and I wanted to rock it.   I literally tried to map out how many minutes of each subject, each day, for each kid we would need to accomplish to meet the requirements set forth by the state of Ohio.

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