Why Do I Hate Socks?

Why do I hate socks so much? Is it because each sock in a pair has opposite magnetic poles making it violently repel its match, running from its mate, hiding out heavens only knows where, daring me t...

Coupon Queen

After a ten-year hiatus from serious couponing, I’m back cutting and clipping to save money at the register. While meeting at our local bakery for a Lego/Chess Club, a few homeschool moms started dis...

A Simpler Life

I love spring! I love that the weather is warmer, my plants are growing, and my children can be outside playing. One thing I don’t like about spring is the “big swap”. You know what I mean- gone are ...

Homeschool Is Messy

My husband leaves for work early in the morning, but the rest of us are here all day, every day. Before breakfast, toys are dragged into the living room. I sling bowls onto the table and notice the l...

School Organization for Everyday

One thing that everyone tries to accomplish at the beginning of each school year is to make a system that will work for keeping things organized. We all dream of mornings that are non-chaotic with ne...

The Dinner Table & the Family Meal

Fixing an excellent meal takes lots of planning and work. There is no getting around it. Anything that takes hard work to accomplish is usually worth the effort. However, the rewards and benefits out...

Become an Action Lister

I was talking to a new homeschooling mom a couple of weeks ago who was in the frantic…”It’s time to get busy”…stage. You know when you have to pull it all together, but have never done it before, and...

Get Control of the Calendar

Start 2010 with a new organizational habit Are you ready to flip the calendar? Ready or not, 2010 is upon us. While I am not a proponent of ringing in the New Year with resolutions, I do suggest tryi...