“TEXT MESSAGE”

Today’s prompt comes from Amanda Laughtland: Write a text message poem. Compose a poem in several short sections inspired by the compression of text messages. The poem might have one speaker or many speakers. In honor of this prompt, I wrote this entire post using my phone. Neat, right? Hi R u wrkn 2day? I wuz […]

Reading Queen

One thing I am always thankful for is my daughter’s love for reading.  Here she is so very early in the morning – already engrossed in a book.  She picked it up without being asked and got carried away into its pages almost immediately. Do you see the concentration

Homeschool Blues

There are many wonderful reasons why it is a great idea to homeschool your kids. This post won’t mention them. Why? Because I need to vent. (It’s my blog.  I can do that.) I’ve sorta been in a homeschool rut for about a week now and I’m having a hard time getting out.  What’s worse

Reviewed By Mom: The Curious Garden

One reason I love going to the library is that there are some cool DVDs we can borrow for free! Our recent discovery was this children’s dvd of the book, “The Curious Garden.” We had never read the book, but I read the synopsis at the back of the case, and the cover looked very

Goodbye Naptime… For Now

Pretty much every kid (at least in California) will be on summer vacation by next week.  All mothers out there are frantically putting together last minute summer survival kits for themselves – to make sure they survive until the kids go back to school again in about 3 months. Not me. I homeschool.  Not that

She’s A Big Girl Now

Last week was my 3 year old’s 1st week of school.  Ever. Although I homeschool my 7 year old, we’ve decided to put The Toddler in Preschool because…. 1.  I don’t have the materials or resources to turn my house into a preschool learning environment. 2.  I don’t have the capacity to teach a 3rd/4th

5 Best Toddler and Preschool Apps

I love me my Kindle devices, but for my preschool-aged daughter, I have her use a Nook Color because I think it has a much simpler interface for little ones to use. As for my 8 year old’s Nook Color, I manually converted it into an Android Tablet without rooting (because I wasn’t about to dish

She’s A Big Girl Now

Last week was my 3 year old’s 1st week of school.  Ever. Although I homeschool my 7 year old, we’ve decided to put The Toddler in Preschool because…. 1.  I don’t have the materials or resources to turn my house into a preschool learning environment. 2.  I don’t have the capacity to teach a 3rd/4th […]