One of my favorite things to do this time of year is read Christmas books with the kids. Reading with the kids is actually one of my favorite things to do all year long, but everything is made better at Christmas, right?
We’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house this year (cue the ominous music). I wanted to give the kids an opportunity to contribute apart from being in the kitchen licking spoons, and also keep them in the spirit of thankfulness. These DIY crafty place cards are the perfect thing!
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve found a cup in a random spot of the house, or asked my kids which cup they’ve been drinking from, or even how many cups they’ve had that day, I’d be bouncing between cruise ships right now on back-to-back vacations. After reaching my limit of playing hide-and-go-seek with cups and washing multiple cups per child per day, I thought of a solution. Continue reading
When I first considered the idea of homeschooling my kids, I had a lot of doubts. Am I qualified to do this? Will they learn enough from me? Is this what’s best for them? Or will they become societal outcasts requiring years of expensive therapy and an eventual appearance on Dr. Phil? You know, normal mom fears.
Thankfully, our homeschool experience has turned out to be the best thing we could have done for our family. Notice I didn’t say the easiest thing. Here is some of what I learned from our first year of homeschooling discovery. Continue reading