My daughter spilled India Ink all over my kitchen floor this morning. ALL OVER! In the middle of gathering cleaning supplies, my one year old walked through it, sending my five year old into a fit of giggles. Meanwhile my three year old hollered from the bathroom that he was all out of toilet paper. Well, son that’s what happens when you use the entire roll for one … [Read more...] about You Can Homeschool! Pam Can Help!
When I agreed to review dear daughters by Susie Davis I was given an unexpected gift. As a stay at home with a professional degree I have struggled letting go of ties to my former professional life. I admit I still shudder when I check the box marked "homemaker" instead of filling in an occupation. I've had numerous conversations with other mothers about why this might be … [Read more...] about An Unexpected Gift with”dear daughters” (Book Giveaway!)
At a recent homeschool co-op meeting I asked a fellow mom if she was almost done for the year? I was met with tears! Folks, this wasn’t a woman prone to hysterics. This was a strong woman who was raising four amazing children! Yet, her stress and overwhelm were palpable. Her tears were out of frustration. She and her kids had worked hard for months and she had no idea if … [Read more...] about Does your homeschool plan work?
Christy by Catherine Marshall As a happy resident of the Smoky Mountain foothills in East TN, I found "Christy" an insightful look at mountain life in 1912. The discussion of the proud and strong mountain people, their heritage, their customs, their way of life was eye opening and fascinating. The story line focuses on a bright and adventurous nineteen year old woman who … [Read more...] about Christy – A Glimpse at Smoky Mountain Life in 1912
We all know what it is like to struggle with kids who are tired, hungry, or just emotionally spent. Aptly named, "the witching hour," the time period right before dinner is often one of the most challenging times of the day for most parents, including me. Fortunately, there are also times of the day when the kids (and Mom too) are most likely to be at their best. For us … [Read more...] about Making Morning Time Meaningful and Fun as a New Homeschool Mom