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Decluttering!

The last year or so we have been on a quest to declutter our house as we prepare to put it on the market.  It’s funny, we can go through everything… declutter, donate items, throw things away, reorganize…and yet go back 6 months later and find even more things to…

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First Homeschool Convention!

So with our first official homeschool year starting this fall, we decided to go to our first homeschool convention!  I’m so excited to be a part of the homeschool community, but equally overwhelmed by the actual process.   My hope is that this convention will be a good way to…

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Finding The Happy Medium

I don’t know about you, but I feel that often times parenting is about finding the ‘happy medium’.  As the saying goes, all things in moderation, I believe a lot of life is about not going to extremes.  This is definitely true in parenting, as handling one random temper tantrum…

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Update–My Child Hates To Color

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how Creative Kid hates to color.  Here’s an update!  Now that we have completed 2+ years of home preschool, I can say that his endurance for doing these activities has increased although coloring remains one of those things that doesn’t…

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Why Do We Lie?

Why do we lie to our children?  I’m not talking about imaginative stories we tell our children about the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus.  Those are things that most do not find harmful to our children’s overall well being.  But why do we lie to our kids about things that…

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Boys Will Be Boys?

So my niece, who has 2 little ones of her own, posted this picture to her Facebook page saying that she loved it. I loved it as well.  There is a difference been acceptable rowdy boy behavior and unacceptable aggressive bratty behavior.  I was shocked to see someone reply to…

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My Child Hates To Color

So for the longest time I noticed when we would go to restaurants and they would give my little darlin’ those couple of crayons and a paper placemat that he would lose interest quickly.  I figured he was distracted by all the other interesting things he could do instead…a favorite…

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