Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Mom’s Ice Chest Challenge

I’m participating in a mom’s ice chest challenge for four tickets to Schlitterbahn. Right in time for my eldest’ and her son’s visit! I love visiting Schlitterbahn … how about you? Are you ready for their new ride?! Here is … Continue reading

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What Do YOU Want to Do Today?

Balancing working, with homeschooling, writing, and prepping for our big move is intimidating and challenging at times. However, this morning, things really slid into place well… Making A List, Checking It Twice Christmas might be over, but the list-making isn’t. … Continue reading

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Mr. Miyagi…You Are My Hero

On Monday morning I was reading through some homeschool articles and ramping up to finish my posts for the week. One of the articles I found was Homeschool Has Its Good and Bad Days. I was browsing through the comments … Continue reading

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You Are Being Bossy

Do you ever hear your own words, thoughts, or mannerisms come out of your small children? Does it ever strike you as annoying, presumptuous, or make you feel just a bit embarrassed? Emily farts, makes a big deal of it, … Continue reading

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Jokes and “Favorite” Phrases

So a battery walks into a bar and the man points to a sign, WE DON’T SERVE BATTERIES, and the battery says, “Aw, c’mon man, I just want one drink.” The man says, “Well, okay, but don’t you start anything! … Continue reading

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The Best 79 Cents I Ever Spent

For months…no…years…I had been reading the salacious headlines of The National Enquirer and The Star while standing in line with my parents and buying groceries. I mean, really, what kid can resist “Bat Boy Goes to School” or “Mom Boiled … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunities Abound

A recent news article about a lost dog finding his way home after part of his human family perished in a terrible crash in New Mexico caught Emily’s attention and became a geography lesson the other day. “Mama, tell me … Continue reading

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Three Qualities That Affect Your Children the Most

I’m giving away all the secrets today. Or at least, three important ones. To be a successful parent that effects change in your child’s life you need to have three qualities well established. After that, the rest is a walk … Continue reading

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Getting Kids to Drink More Water

With the onset of the warm months it is important for everyone to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. This is especially true for children, who can become overheated and dehydrated very quickly. Take our own situation for example. … Continue reading

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But I Don’t Want to Go To School…

Monday morning…8:40 am…and we were parked in the daycare parking lot. As I reached to undo Emily’s buckles on her car seat she screamed, “No, don’t take me out!” I paused, her seat half unbuckled, and reached again for the … Continue reading

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