Homeschool Room Tour

The past two weekends, I’ve been cleaning and reorganizing our “schoolroom.” It’s actually the family room, but our school stuff lives there. Sometimes we do school work here, sometimes upstairs. I don’t feel totally done, but I probably never would. It’s as good as it’s going to get, so we started school on Monday. HereContinue reading “Homeschool Room Tour”

Getting Ready for School

This time of year always seems to put me in a funk because the anniversary of my brother’s death is in August, followed by his birthday in September. I wrote a post for the anniversary but didn’t publish it. Maybe I’ll post it for his birthday. So, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy withContinue reading “Getting Ready for School”

Read-Aloud and Audiobook List

Animal Lover’s love of reading, comprehension, and attention span for listening to books far surpasses her current reading level. I know that she will eventually “catch up,” so I try not to push her too hard since I would rather have her love reading then be able to do it well and hate it. AlthoughContinue reading “Read-Aloud and Audiobook List”

Learning United States Geography with Games

While planning for the school year, I was looking at our geography curriculum for Animal Lover, and I noticed she will be using state flashcards to memorize the states. I decided to see if we had any games that would help her learn U.S. Geography that I would be able to include in our plans.Continue reading “Learning United States Geography with Games”

Trying My Best

Today I made my coffee as usual (or so I thought). Somewhere in the chaos of getting the kids’ breakfast, breaking up fights that were already occurring, and unloading the dishwasher, I stopped for a second to take a sip of coffee. Yuck! It tasted like coffee water, which was when I realized that IContinue reading “Trying My Best”

Curriculum Choices for 2020/2021

Trying to plan school for the fall while having no idea what will be going on in the world is confusing. Last year we went to a hybrid twice a week. I taught kindergarten, and Chaosman was in class with me. Animal Lover was in 1st, and Purplelicious was in the pre-k room. Our planContinue reading “Curriculum Choices for 2020/2021”

Books for People Who Love The Office

I love The Office. I’ve watched every episode a thousand times, but I still love rewatching. Even though we have it on DVD, I often watch it on Netflix, and I am so sad that they will be removing it soon. I also love reading, so I’ve compiled a list of books for people whoContinue reading “Books for People Who Love The Office”

Raised Ranch Entryway

During rest time to today, while I was tidying up a few things, I was admiring our entryway. I used to dislike our entryway, and think there was no way it could be improved, so realizing just how much I liked it today seemed like a big deal. Living in a raised ranch (like anythingContinue reading “Raised Ranch Entryway”

Officially Summer

This weekend was Father’s Day! We celebrated Mike by making his favorite foods that I’m usually too lazy to make, thoroughly cleaned and organized his office space for him, and played board games. For breakfast he had poached eggs, lunch was potato skins and dinner was breaded chicken with corn on the cob and twiceContinue reading “Officially Summer”