With the Holidays in gear one thing many families will be doing is traveling. Traveling to see family, friends and sometimes even just to get away. Some people love traveling, others not so much, but one thing is for sure, add ADHD to the mix and traveling can turn into chaos. So what is an ADHD family to do? Travel of course! LOL, I know that isn’t what you were thinking or looking for. So let me share with you how I get our very active ADHD family out the door, down the road, and back again, all while having fun and keeping my sanity. For someone like me, with ADHD, breaking down a task, job, or vacation into manageable steps is how I am […]
You may be one to homeschool year round but for us, when July comes around we are on a long summer pause from school work. We take the few short months of nice weather to enjoy the outdoors and family. The 4th of July is one day we try to slow down, and spend time with family. Over the years we have done a lot of different things to celebrate but no matter what we planned, everything revolved around spending time with those we love. In the end, that is what is most important, and learning to spend time with family is a lesson kids need to learn early on. Not all lessons need to be filled with textbooks, crafts, or stories. Showing […]
Today is a big day. Not only am I sharing with you the best onion ring recipe in the world (in my humble opinion) BUT it is also the start of the Friends and Food Blog Hop. Each month, on the 2nd Wednesday, myself and several other bloggers will be bringing you some amazing recipes, so please stick around after my post to check out all the other amazing recipes being shared this month! Now onto the Recipe The best fried food on the planet is homemade onion rings, well at least in my opinion. The Super Bowl is the perfect opportunity to devour these delicious, crunchy, finger food, treats. However, the ones in the frozen food aisle just don’t cut it. They are ok, […]
I would say that I am not a resolutions kind of girl. I would think of myself as more a goal kind of girl. What do I mean by that? Well, when I think of resolutions I think of a long list of wants and needs all bundled up into an uncompleteable mound of disappointment. No one likes disappointment, and with ADHD where disappointment can happen frequently, why set myself up for it. So at the end of every year, I like to think about the biggest goals that I believe I can attain, that could truly change how we live for the better.
In our house we “do” the Santa thing, but I draw the line at elf on the shelf. I believe that is going way to far. There are many people who love this tradition, but I want to explain to you why we do not. I hope that our thoughts get you thinking about your traditions so you can decide if they keep your faith going strong, or hurt it. Because celebrating Christmas is all about our faith, is it not? To dive into this topic, we first need to understand what the elf on the shelf is and what it’s purpose it. The elf on the shelf is a doll that comes with a book. The story book explains the process, but the idea […]
My kids have all come to know and believe in God so the Santa thing has not inhibited them. My hubby and I both grew up with Santa, so it is more of a tradition than a belief. When the kids outgrow it, we are fine with it, and then they get to help in the process. Our oldest has come to this point and loves to help out on Christmas Eve sneaking around the house placing the gifts under the tree and eating the cookies. It is a special time for him to really feel grown up and share a secret with Mom and Dad. So how did he react when he found out about the truth of Santa? He point-blank asked us why […]
School amidst all the chaos of the Christmas season is challenging to say the least. The kids nor I really want to be focusing on school. Our minds are on happy things like Christmas lights, sledding, hot chocolate, wrapping presents, and just being cozy in our little house. But, school still needs to get done. So how do we manage the wandering minds of adults and children alike, and still focus on our job of homeschooling?
It had been a long 6 weeks that Hubby was gone to Texas for business training, but he is home now! Back to a full family transition has begun. The timing couldn’t of come at any a better time, with Thanksgiving right around the corner. While he was gone the kids and I had to take over the chores he normally would be doing. We did pretty well filling in the gaps from his absence however it is so good to have him home again! Getting back into the swing of things as a family has been a bit harder for Hubby. While he was gone, he had a maid cleaning up after him, a cook to prepare all his meals and a […]
Every year I try to head out shopping the day after Christmas to stock up on wrapping paper, decorations, and all that yummy food I can get half off. This year was no exception. The kids went with me this year since hubby had to work. I promised the kids that I would take them to the newly opened frozen yogurt shop afterwards, if they behaved. I figured that would be the trick to getting the shopping done and still enjoying this Christmas season. Apparently, I was wrong.
Every year on Christmas Eve, after church, dinner, presents, and story reading, the kids all gather around the computer while we track Santa. Yes, I did say track Santa. We are able to see where in the world he is, live. This is an amazing motivator for the kids to get moving to bed much quicker. Which helps us parents out a TON with all that bottled up energy they seem to gather late on Christmas Eve.