Homeschooling? Are You Kidding Me?

This year marks 19 years since I graduated from high school. If you had told me then that I would have six children and be homeschooling them, I would have laughed and told you, “No. I’m going to be a lawyer (or something equally prestigious) and never get married and dress in skirts and high […]

TGIF: Pattern Blocks

A few months back Gramma Ruthie gave us a big box of wooden pattern blocks. We were familiar with them as we have a small, plastic set for our school. I put them aside, not sure if we would need them. However, upon move in, the kids flocked to this box and immediately started playing. […]

Toddlers and Trouble

Isn’t she cute?! That’s my FishChickie. She’ll be two next month. She is just adorable with her angel halo hair and big brown eyes. She loves to cuddle with me and play with my hair. It’s her little comfort mechanism and instantly puts her to sleep. She’s my girl, and I love her fiercely. But, […]

Tandoori Chicken

Photo Source: prakhar As part of our homeschooling curriculum, we regularly study foreign countries. When I can I try to make dinnertime match the theme to help reinforce some of the things that our kids are learning. Last year we studied India and so I searched for an easy recipe that wasn’t too out of […]

Links of Love: Gotta Get Back, Back, Back to School Again

Well, are you ready? Whoa! Whoa! I gotta go….back to school again. I grew up in (what was then) a small Southern California town that offered “year-round” school before its time. Heading back to school at the end of July was the norm for me. It wasn’t until junior high that I experienced the bliss […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Back to School Edition

If you’ve been to Walmart or Target since the Fourth of July, you’ve probably had ample time to review the mass amounts of back to school items that are now available. Those marketers, they know how to get us thinking ahead of schedule, don’t they? Since the days this month and into next signify a […]

Back to School Traditions

Not every kid in the world embraces going back to school in the same way I did. FishPapa was one who really disliked school. We got a good chuckle when he drove me to my first day of teaching — at his former high school. Who knew? And since life is learning, and school is […]

Links of Love for BTS

Baby Update: I’m still here, and I’m still intact. It was a rough night. Thanks to all who prayed. I am sore and tired and a little nauseated. Feel free to keep praying. I so appreciate it! In other news…. As the new school year rolls around, here are some great places to check out […]