Category Archives: Parenting 101

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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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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Horrors at the Barber Shop

We’ve always known Diezy was a little dramatic. (ahem… major understatement) But he put the icing on the cake when we went to our favorite barber to get his hair cut. When he was four, he put all of his little emotions into one of the most dramatic and funniest things I’ve ever heard him […]

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How to Grow Sprouts in a Sippy Cup

My kids keep sippy cups by their beds filled with water for nighttime drinking. Yes, they’re too old for sippy cups, I know. Sue me. But I’m too tired to clean up water spills in the middle of the night. So there you have it. Occasionally I feel extra generous, and I make them homemade […]

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Making Waves and Learning to Tie Shoes

Lula has straight hair. I mean, super-duper-doesn’t-hold-a-curl-to-save-its-life straight! (JUST LIKE MINE!) But occasionally we’ll branch out and give it a whirl. This time we decided to do very, very tight French braids that she slept on overnight. I’d washed her hair that evening and let it air dry for a good long time. If you […]

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Halloween Teaches Manners – 2013 Recap

These pics are from Halloween last year. Just a little recap since I wasn’t blogging at that time. It just occurred to me…randomly…that Halloween, specifically trick-or-treating, is a great tool for teaching kids of all ages some basic manners! The first year we went trick-or-treating, Lula was just two and we were already struggling with […]

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