Summertime (& why I’ve been MIA)

Summertime

You GUYS!  I know I’ve been absent from the blog for a while, but I’ve been SO summertime busy.  And I know every single one of you Mamas out there know exactly what I mean by that:  I’ve been working in the yard, the garden, the house, catching up on all sorts of things … including school, and trying to get us all on an efficient-yet-fun summertime schedule. I haven’t accomplished as much as I wanted to so far, but Continue Reading

Organized and Orderly: Home School

Organized and Orderly: Home School

This second post in my Organized and Orderly series involves an area that I want to become much more organized and orderly: home school. We have four children ranging from Pre-K to high school Sophomore, so home school can be very overwhelming for me sometimes. I decided that becoming more organized and orderly in lesson planning, record keeping, scheduling, etc. would be my next priority after menu planning. Let me start by giving you a bit of Continue Reading

Back to School Battle Plan

Summer is generally thought of as a break, a vacation from the drudgery of school, schedules and 9 to 5 life.  It brings to mind carefree mornings of sleeping late; lazy days spent sunning by the pool or at the beach; fun trips to the zoo or museums; late night movies and popcorn; and happy children, laughing and eating ice cream on the front porch. But the part of summer many moms refuse to admit exists, and certainly don’t want to Continue Reading

Home School: Not For the Weak

I am a home schooling mom of four. Well, three and a half really, since the youngest is only 16 months. But he is learning every day from the older three, so I think that counts. Let’s say four, then. Okay. Glad we got that established. This is middle of our fourth year home schooling – we started when our oldest son was entering 4th grade and our oldest daughter was entering 2nd. Our younger Continue Reading