Things To Do in Washing DC with Kids: Part Two

The day of the monuments! This is going to be more of a picture tour than word tour. As you can see, I got a little crazy with my phone camera. This isn’t even half of the pics I took. Everything is just so beautiful and symmetrical and impressive… it’s hard not to take a […]

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Things To Do in Washington DC with Kids: Part One

As many of you know if you follow my Instagram or Facebook accounts, we recently returned from a trip to the east to visit my parents in Maryland. Lula has been begging to see all the monuments in DC for over a year now since they studied a bit of government and the nation’s capitol […]

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How to Survive a Car Trip with Kids

My kiddos have traveled quite a bit for their young ages. Each stage of their lives has presented different challenges when traveling. There’s the baby stage when you worry about how to heat up their bottle on a plane or on the road, diaper blowouts in a cramped window seat, missing nap times, and ears […]

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Choosing Homeschool Curriculum—A Guide and Could Anything Be Harder?

Let me just start off by saying that having homeschooled for exactly two months, I don’t think I could exactly call myself an “expert” in choosing curriculum… AT. ALL. However, I found it abundantly useful to hear what other people were using, had tried, and how they felt about those things. So that’s my hope […]

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Schizophrenic Psychotic Homeschooling Momma

See that title up there? Yeah, well that’s me. 100%. I’ve gone off the deep end. (Obviously I’m using schizophrenic in a hyperbolic way. I know it’s a very serious thing. My apologies if you’re offended.) My mind is in constant turmoil and motion, tumbling endlessly like a furious washing machine as I contemplate what […]

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review

“Perhaps there is some sort of homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” — The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society p. 10 If a book could be my soulmate, I’m pretty sure this would be THE ONE. (Although I’m afraid I’d be a very unfaithful mate to books… there are […]

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Getting Out of the Trenches

Clichés can be so annoying, but the problem is they’re clichés for a reason… because they’re usually true. One of my least favorites is “hindsight is 20/20.” Because it’s SOOOO true, and it’s so annoying that it’s true! Why can’t we just see what we’re going to see later when we’re in the moment? Why […]

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NO MORE SCREENS!

I’m not really a big fan of resolutions. I’ve just never been good at sticking to that kind of thing, then I feel defeated and guilty and like a complete failure when I can’t even make it a week into the New Year with whatever crazy parameter I somehow think I’ll magically conform to because […]

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