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We’re Taking a Break From Math

There I said it. We’re taking a break from math for a while. She hates it. She cries. She doesn’t retain anything because of the state of mind she’s in when she’s “learning” it. So let’s just take a break and regroup. She was pretty excited when I told her we were going to “take … Continue reading

How an Unboxing Video Obsession Transformed into Learning (covering 8 subjects)

even an unboxing video obsession can turn into learning (and cover 8 subjects)

If you’re a parent of a tween girl, who has access to the internet, chances are you’ve heard (and been annoyed by) these “unboxing videos”. If you’re lucky enough to never have heard of them… they are literally videos of people unboxing, opening and playing with toys, for HOURS. It seems all the adults I’ve … Continue reading

Instant Pot Coconut Curry Lentils

instant pot coconut curry

I kept seeing this slow cooker recipe that looked so good, but I really wanted to eat it for lunch, today, in the next hour. 🙂 I did a little researching and figured out how to transfer this recipe to the electric pressure cooker. It worked out really well and it’s super simple and quick! … Continue reading

Secular Book Basket ~ Korea

I wrote a while back about starting a secular morning book basket. I wasn’t sure it would stand the test of time, but it’s truly become one of our favorite parts of the day. It starts our day off cozy and connected… and covers many subjects so if the afternoon goes haywire… we at least … Continue reading

Poetry Tea Time: How to Get Started, Even If You Have No Tea Cups (or table)

I heard about Poetry Tea Time last year, but didn’t really give it a second thought. It was all part of this crazy thing called Brave Writer. Just what I needed… poetry and tea cups. I wasn’t there yet. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t “get” Brave Writer, and I didn’t even want to think about … Continue reading

3 Homeschool Mom “Back to School Freakouts” and The Antidotes

homeschool mom back to school freakouts

The beginning of a new homeschool year can be both exhilarating and terrifying, especially if you are a new or relatively new homeschool mom. You’re probably excited to be starting this journey, and on the verge of a panic attack that won’t quit. Never fear homeschool mom… you’re going to be ok. I like to … Continue reading

7 Books for Tweens You’ve Probably Never Heard of, But Mine Loved

7 books for tweens you've probably never heard of, but my kiddo loves

There are so many book lists out there. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good book list… but here’s my problem, they all seem to have the SAME (dare I say, boring) books on them! I know, I know… classics are classic! But my kiddo won’t read them. 🙁 Boxcar Kids? Nope.  Penderwicks? … Continue reading