A couple weeks ago I had to clean out my classroom. Quite the ordeal since I had basically lived in that room for 2 years. I had decorated with self-made curtains to shade the windows, printed shelf liner adorned my cabinets and tabletops, canvases painted by Punky and me were all over the walls, matching … Continue reading Piles and Piles of Fun!
As an educator, learning is a major priority to me, and I am a believer in putting your money where your heart is. I have been known to spend way more than I should have picking up school supplies for home and my classroom. It was to the point my husband was more afraid of … Continue reading Dollar Store Staples
Sticking to a plan is harder than it seems! I know I can't be the only one who struggles to maintain the will power to stick with eating healthy, spending less, or a schedule, right?! I've been working on a loose schedule for the kiddos and me so we don't end up wondering, "What did … Continue reading Sticking to the plan
A few days ago the kids and I started thinking about the upcoming day to celebrate daddies. Punky was insistent that we just had to make Daddy a card. And it needed GLITTER! Inwardly, I cringed. Outwardly, I said, "I bet Daddy will love it!" So we gathered up glue, glitter, markers, paper, and some … Continue reading Dad, Daddy, Pops, Papa…
Since we made the decision that I would be staying home and we would be an single-income family I have found myself in full penny-pinching mode. I know that there is no way I could "save" enough to compensate for my income, but there are plenty of places we can cut back on our spending … Continue reading Work a little, save a lot!
What a glorious thing it is to have free time! Yesterday was technically my last day at school, but because I made it so. Teachers in our county have workdays through next Monday, but since I'm not going back next year those days of professional development seemed unnecessary, so I took my remaining personal time … Continue reading Bead me up scottie
Today was the day! It was officially my last day at school. As of now I am a full time stay and work at home mommy! This is the most amazing and completely terrifying thing I think I have ever done, but I am so excited to go on this new adventure and see what … Continue reading I get by with a little help from my friends
One of my daughter's favorite questions is "How much longer until...?" This is a tough one to answer for a kid who has little concept of time vocabulary. I often refer to things that are days away by the number of "sleeps" she has left which has seemed to work. Punky has gotten better about … Continue reading Days and Weeks to Come
If you've read my introductory posts, you know I have just recently made the decision to stay home and homeschool my children. This is a whole new world! I am now solely responsible for everything my four year old and two year old do and don't know how to do! Talk about scary! I know … Continue reading Counting the Sunshines
So you know how sometimes you want something so badly but the timing just isn't right and so it fails miserably? That was me 2 years ago. I had a 2 year old daughter and a 6 month old son. It was summer time so I had a couple of months before I was supposed … Continue reading A Journey Begins