Over the last Skype with our family in Germany the kids told on their Dad. The girls fighting to see who could get the words out first. Dad looking the other way. “Mom! Dad says if you are not here by Christmas, he’s going to put us back in school!” We had a good laugh … [Read more…]
School supplies. I know teachers spend out of pocket for supplies… and I think that’s wrong. We turn our heads because we feel we did our part and the rest is up to them. We couldn’t be further from the truth but we keep letting it happen… Why?
Recently I finished reading The Brainy Bunch. It now my go-to book to recommend new homeschoolers… a great place to start or remind you of what is possible with homeschooling. I highly recommend this book – with a few notes of my own. The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family’s Method to College Ready by Age … [Read more…]
When I was a child our Dad color coded our wardrobe. As the only girl it was instinctively pink. Somewhere inside of me grew this dripping disdain for the color pink. If I had an option I wanted anything besides the color pink. Now that I have options it’s not such a big deal. Pink … [Read more…]
A week later and the rest of the world joins us in squeals of delight. For us it was another day of the Cline Festivus. Usually this would mean an attempt to make a gingerbread house. Which may or not have have caused unnecessary stress in past years. In the spirit of a stress-less … [Read more…]
Stress, sleep deprivation, and the overflowing trash can were my favorite reminders why Santa went green a couple years ago. Last week the elves argued with me about making the effort to wrap presents. It will be fun, they said.
In 2013 we started “strewing” and loved it. My Favorite blog post that talks more about it is from Temporary Tents. This is the book the kids love to go through right now… The day before Thanksgiving we flipped to the Science card. Our last lesson was on the skin and the skeletal system. Which … [Read more…]
I had never seen one before coming to Texas. One day while strolling the grand aisle of HEB in Killeen, Texas I came across this deal. It looked like a giant slow cooker. The price tag minus attached store coupon was $20. How could I say no? I was powerless to resist the pull of … [Read more…]
Birthdays are a labor of love. Simple or complex the effort that goes into it comes from the heart. As the oldest of four I had plenty of awesome birthday parties before I had to share the limelight with my siblings. My dad continued to make the effort up until I was a teen. I … [Read more…]
Yes. Actually that is a very good use for Twitter. Twitter more than any other social media platform in fact. Why?