Kids/Homeschooling

Summer Home Ec Lesson – Cookies

Summer Home Ec Lesson – Cookies

For our first kitchen lesson of the summer, the girls each made a batch of cookies. They were supervised, but with no assistance. I put all the ingredients on the kitchen table, along with measure cups, spoons, a wooden spoon, a whisk, a spatula, my […]

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Summer Home Ec – Sewing

Our first home ec lesson of the summer was a lot of fun! My daughters are 11 (Helena) and 8 (Daphne) and at different skill levels, however Helena requested to start as a beginner along with Daphne as a refresher. I think that worked out […]

Summer Home Ec

Summer Home Ec

It’s so funny to me how often homeschoolers will pick a whole other curriculum for summer and their kids are so excited! Mine worked hard all year and finished two weeks ago. Now, they are already asking me about the summer school ideas they had. […]

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

I usually choose a cookbook every January to cook and bake my way through over the year. This year my youngest, Daphne, asked if she could pick one to work through as well! I told her that her brother and sister have baked their way […]

Periodic Table Battleship

Periodic Table Battleship

What a neat idea this is! I believe original credit for this game should go to Karyn over at Teach Beside Me. There are a lot of cute and fun educational ideas in the subscriber section of her blog, totally worth a look! When I […]

Managing Your Children’s Activities – Part 2 (homeschooling)

Managing Your Children’s Activities – Part 2 (homeschooling)

This is the second (and a half) post in my 10 post series, 10 Areas to Master For Managing a Household. Join me every Thursday for a new installment! This post focuses on homeschool activities and working on a homeschool schedule, see last week for […]

Managing Your Children’s Activities – Part 1 (after school activities)

Managing Your Children’s Activities – Part 1 (after school activities)

This is the second post in my 10 post series, 10 Areas to Master For Managing a Household. Join me every Thursday for a new installment! This post focuses on after school activities and social plans for kids in school, next week we’ll get into […]

Week in Review

Week in Review

I haven’t done one of these in a while! We have been in California for a couple of weeks now and we’re enjoying a little break from the snow. We had a fun week, despite the chilly, rainy days. Of course ‘chilly’ and ‘rainy’ are […]

Positive Discipline Lesson Five, Part One

Positive Discipline Lesson Five, Part One

Welcome to lesson five! If you are new to this series, the links to the first four lessons are on the left in the sidebar (six technically, as lesson four had three parts). If you’re not new to this series, then you have been patiently […]

Positive Discipline Lesson Four, Part Three

Positive Discipline Lesson Four, Part Three

Today, we’re linking up with The Modest Mom Blog, Mom’s The Word, What Joy is Mine, and Squishable Baby This is probably my favorite part of Positive Discipline. Ok, it’s everyone’s favorite part of Positive Discipline! Weekly family meetings seem hokey, I know. I think […]