Organizing, Decorating, & Planning, Oh My!

We are gearing up for year 2 of homeschooling! With all the craziness keeping kid-friendly places closed plus the heat and humidity of the southeast, we decided to get a head start on school this year. It's a little different this time than it was last year - we have a new little one in … Continue reading Organizing, Decorating, & Planning, Oh My!

Who Needs the Beach?

What do you think of when you hear the word, "beach"?  Vacation? Sand? Breeze? Waves? You want to know what I hear?  Sand on everything. Crabs. Sharks. Wind burn. Sun burn. "Mom, I have to potty!!"  Yes, I know.  That's a pretty miserable way to think of the beach.  It's supposed to be fun and … Continue reading Who Needs the Beach?

Bust the indoor boredom blues

It's been a while, huh?  But I'm still here and still working with the kiddos on playing, growing, and learning!  We've had some family in town so it's been a bit hectic and our schedule is all screwy.  But what's new?!  In the past few days we have been to toddler story time at the … Continue reading Bust the indoor boredom blues

Piles and Piles of Fun!

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!

Bead me up scottie

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

Days and Weeks to Come

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

Counting the Sunshines

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