Legal Stuff The links below are affiliate links, which means I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. Your purchase will cost the same, with or without using these links. I only recommend products I truly trust and have had experience with. Thank you for choosing to support our blog! A couple of years ago I wrote a review for my favorite digital homeschool planner. With how quickly technology changes I figured it was time for an update. After all this time I still am coming to you with the planner that the Homeschool Buyers Co-op offers, Homeschool Planet. Interested in the first review I did of this planner? Organizing for 2nd Semester Lesson Plans is that review. With this review […]
If you have homeschooled for any length of time with a toddler in the house, you know that doing so is absolutely no easy task. Now add the fact that your Toddler just might have ADHD, you have a recipe for disaster. So what is a Mom to do when school still has to get done? That is just what I am talking about today. There is no magic potion to make all your ADHD troubles go away, but there are ways to lessen their impact on your kids’ education. There are several general ways that parents seem to handle homeschooling with a toddler in the house. So let’s go over them and talk about why they just don’t seem to work for ADHD kiddos. […]
One downfall of homeschooling I have always wished I could change is the lack of school lunches. If our kiddos were in public school, hubby and I would make sure they had money in their lunch accounts to buy the school lunches. They are planned out, include most if not all the food groups, are served hot, have lots of variety, and are overall healthy. Having homeschooled for many years now, I have tried over and over to find a system that would replicate or be a good alternative to what they would have been getting in the public school. Try as I may, it wasn’t until I gave up one of the many benefits to homeschooling, that we actually are having better homeschool lunches […]
With having one kiddo in public school, homeschooling through public school scheduled breaks is near impossible. We have tried doing this in the past and it just is not successful. Either I am spending time schooling kids who want to be playing, or I am spending quality time with the one who isn’t home much anymore. After one attempt to do both I realized how important the quality time I have with each of my kiddos is and not worth wasting away, even if it is for school. So now we just go with the flow of the public school, which means lots of breaks throughout the year. With every break comes the first day back pains. So how is an ADHD mom with ADHD […]
In years past we have enjoyed being a part of a local homeschooling co-op. This year however, the co-op we were a part of disbanded. We didn’t find out till right before school started this school year, which did not give us enough time to find another one. We were pretty bummed. The kids had a lot of fun when we did participate, and I got some much-needed mom time. So, not being a part of a co-op this year has been pretty disappointing, however there are some benefits we are slowly finding out about. After having finished up with all the holiday rush we were able to get some needed down time before the new year. Now that we are getting back into the […]
Christmas is over, and the New Year has hit. During our break from school and work, we had a great time visiting with family and friends. Lots of mindless TV was watched, yummy food devoured, and just some good old family fun time was had. It was so nice to not have to think about what we had to do each day, and just relax. However, as vacations go, they inevitably come to an end. That jolt into reality can be hard, and this jolt was no exception. We got back from visiting family out-of-state on Friday and had the weekend to prepare for reality to set back in. The reality of work, school, activities, and schedules. We did good at making sure the house […]
Recently my hubby, James, just moved to a new department with the government. New department means, new job, new manager, new co-workers, and new building. The new building is what we all have been excited about. Yes, the new job, manager and co-workers are exciting and great, but the new building being half the distance from home. Now that is something to get excited about.
Scheduling is a hard topic for me, since I really do not like schedules very much. I would rather go with the flow and see where things lead, but I know that does not work for us as a family. When I do this, the housework doesn’t get done and school takes a back burner to my desires at the time. To keep from letting things slip, we have to have some sort of schedule. Not so much a schedule, but a routine.
New posts are a welcome sight from other blogs I subscribe to. Even more so, when I know what will be coming. I love looking forward to all the different series that are heading around the corner. Since I love looking forward, I thought I would give you the same excitement and share some of our up-coming posts and series for the month of January.