Schooling Through The Holidays – Crafts


Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we school through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here. Today's theme in the 10 day series is CRAFTING! I can honestly say that we do more crafts during the holiday months than we do the entire year. Since we take a break from our formal lessons, we have more time to do crafts and science projects that we might not have … [Read more...]

#Blogust: The Gift Of The Written (or typed) Word


I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale   This post is my contribution to  Shot @ Life's Blogust campaign, a first-of-its kind, 31-day relay for GOOD! 31 Bloggers have come together to raise awareness and funds to help save children's lives from preventable diseases such as diarrhea … [Read more...]

Move over Olympic athletes, make way for moms – An interview with Ondina Lopez


I know you have seen them, the heart warming commercials you can't get through without tearing up. The P&G  "Thank you, Mom" campaign is a beautiful testament to mothers who have helped their children through the grueling daily grind toward becoming an Olympic athlete. Mother's sacrifice, encourage, inspire and teach their children be the very best they can be. I recently had the honor to participate in an … [Read more...]

Calling all Mompreneurs – Huggies® MomInspired™


Moms always find a way to fix, rig, create, make or simply recreate items or resources to make them more functional for their children and families.  We imagine our wish list items {not yet created} as we venture through the daily art of motherhood. I consider myself a mompreneur and I love to hear about fellow mompreneurs that have shared their ingenious ideas and successfully marketed them for the rest of us to … [Read more...]

Every Child Deserves a 5th Birthday –

The mothers and children I met on my trip to Guatemala with Save the Children.

Every Child deserves a 5th birthday!  That sounds so obvious, but every year 7.6 million children lose that chance. Right now, Save the Children is asking mothers around the world to raise their voices to help more children everywhere survive. Together we can insist that our children’s health and well being is more than a personal priority it should be a global priority. Death from preventable causes like pneumonia, … [Read more...]

Must Have Homeschool Items

Homeschool Curriculum

It's that time of year, I am organizing de-cluttering, rearranging and purging homeschool materials. It's the time of year I reevaluate what we are doing, what we need and what we can do without. After six years of homeschooling, there are a few things I can't do without. Here is my top 10 list of  must have homeschool items... Bible- This is a given.... Deuteronomy 11:18 -19- "So commit yourselves … [Read more...]

What is a Mother’s Work Worth?


Not trying to start another mommy war, {there have been plenty of those lately} but I think this infographic is pretty neat. Not sure where I would fit in since I am a stay at home / work from home mom. Motherhood is hard work, motherhood is 24/7! The only thing they left out was nurse; goodness knows we have all sat up countless nights caring for a sick child and or bandaging up a bazillion boo boos. If you ask me, … [Read more...]

Curious George Twitter Dance Party #CuriousGeorgeMoms


Calling all Curious George fans!! Exercise your creativity! Do your children love to dance? I have four little monkeys of my own who never seem to stop dancing, they choreograph their own routines and perform them for us. Dance is a wonderful form of expression and exercise for adults and children alike! George is celebrating the arts with his first ever Curious George Dance Contest! Video tape your children sharing … [Read more...]

Bed Time and Teeth Brushing Tactics

After having four boys and often struggling with bed time and teeth brushing, I found that consistency makes all the difference. Giving our boys a consistent bed time routine and wind down time prepares them for bed without the struggles. Bed time is predictable and they know exactly what to expect.We try to make teeth brushing as fun as possible since this is usually where the resistance takes place. Here are a few of … [Read more...]