Do you know who our 16th president was? Does your 3rd grader? As of today, thanks to a Congressional resolution, it is International Darwin Day, now and forever on February 12. It also happens to be the birthday of one of the (I dare say the second) greatest Presidents in this America's history. The man … Continue reading I Am An American and Today I Celebrate Abraham Lincoln
This freakin' weather! Not everyone has the pleasure of living in the midwest. I am aware of that. And I am acutely aware of the fact that many people live places were the sun shines at least, oh I don't know; once every 4 days? Wow, that would be heaven. That would be like a … Continue reading Mojo vs. The Evil Dragon Lady
That's him, that's my son, the one swinging from the loft on a swing made of home-made rope. I read a Facebook post the other day, one in which a mother was concerned about her stepson's rambunctious playing style. He's 5, and she has younger girls. I understand, I do. I am the mother of … Continue reading I’m just a girl, parenting a boy.
I've been absent for a while. I've been absent because I have been pondering. I have made a very good friend through my blog. Amazingly enough, she has my mind, in a body I have never met, living somewhere in Florida. She has become a wonderful friend, a great sounding board, and also a reminder. … Continue reading Call and Response
I was amazed when I read the passage below. Homeschooling is such a journey. I hear so much, how do you do it? I could never homeschool, I don't have the patience, or even I would probably kill my child if I was with him all day. Well, I struggle with all of that. Let's … Continue reading My Faith and Planning our Homeschool Year
It's 11:00 am, our homeschooling day has not yet begun. Why? Husband can't find my tripod. I'm not sure he really needs it, but when he gets an idea in his head, well, that pretty much takes over the day. And now - it's a treasure hunt. For a boy who gets to spend too … Continue reading A wasted day or a worth it day?
We had the best Halloween party ever over the weekend. My friends said it was like a Pinterest Halloween party. That made me smile. I like Pinterest, but I'm not an addict 🙂 We had a lot of fun......But without further ado, I want to show you the piece de resistance; The stars starting slow … Continue reading The Competition is on! Bobbing for Apples
So, I got this idea from a post I saw on pinterest about making a spiderweb puzzle to walk and challenge your kids, and as a plus I knew it would help sensory issues, like sensory processing disorder and sensory integration disorder. For any kid it was perfect for our gloomy and damp midwest fall. … Continue reading Rainy day balance game
So, I often tell people who I started this blog as a way to help parents deal with the many health issues that children deal with and seem to come along with, sensory processing disorder. When they ask me about my son I say, "Well we are pretty much past it now, we caught it … Continue reading and just when you thought you were done dealing with the sensory stuff….
Nope. He's not knitting, he's not reading either. I started to think about these things on my drive home from dog training class tonight. The conversation was sparked when I mentioned Isaiah didn't read, he's 7. I explained that we were following the Waldorf ideals in our homeschooling and someone else piped in, "well is … Continue reading Is he knitting yet?