The Mom Who Took Away All of the Toys

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  Once upon a time, there was a family with 4 young children. Over time, those children slowly stopped being thankful for what they had and started wanting more all of the time. The mom and dad didn't quite catch on quickly enough, or maybe they just were in denial. But one day, when those sweet young children were whining and complaining [More...]

An Impromptu Science Lesson

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One of the nice things about homeschooling is that my kids are around to experience and learn from unexpected situations around home that they might have missed if they were in school. A few days ago I just happened to look out the window and I saw a little turtle walking right down the middle of our street. I ran out, calling to the kids "hey, [More...]

Starting a Nature Journal with Young Children

charlotte mason nature journals

I've been reading a lot about the Charlotte Mason homeschooling approach and I plan on slowly implementing several aspects of it. I just love how un-pressured, natural, and yet complete it is! We started out with the Delightful Reading kit to help Tobi with his reading. Simply sounding out words was not working for him so a friend suggested I [More...]

And Then My Child Called a Code Blue

josiah sleeping

You may remember that last summer my son Josiah went to a pediatrician to see if he should be referred to be assessed for autism at the local children's hospital. I never heard from the hospital so on Monday I called them to find out that they had never received a referral so we had to go back to the pediatrician. Today we all went to the [More...]

If a Mama Wants a Shower…

If a mama wants a shower...

If a Mama wants a warm relaxing shower, She'll wait until the kids are all happy and then she'll put on a cartoon. After all, 22 minutes is plenty of time for a 10 minute shower. She'll hurry to the bathroom and not bother locking the door because the children are all distracted. She'll hop in as soon as the water is warm, not wasting a [More...]

Taking Out Dairy (and a Homemaking Link-Up)


This may not exactly be homemaking related but it's family life related. My 2-year old has had horrible eczema for a long time. Creams have only worked to lessen the rash now and again but the root cause is still there; the rash never fully goes away and always gets worse again. For a while, I've wondered if dairy could be the problem. Milk is [More...]

I’ve Lost Focus – Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

  I've lost focus about what this blog is supposed to be. I'm sorry. I started this blog wanting to build community, encourage other mothers, and share about my journey as a homeschooling Mom. Instead, I started to drift away from these things and I focused too much on tactics to get the numbers to grow. I've been writing more reviews [More...]