November 28, 2016

Meal….that was the new word of the day!

I was putting the little boys down for a nap when the 3-year-old asked if he could have a ‘meeyal’ after nap.

‘Huh?’

‘A meeyal momma.’ Continue reading “November 28, 2016”

Letters to Santa’s heart

Yesterday while waiting for breakfast, see November 27, 2016, my kids had decided to write letters to Santa. I didn’t tell them that Santa had already finished his shopping here and I was a little curious to see what they would write.

They got out some scrap paper, their school boxes, and the crayons. Everyone began working on their letters and they started out quietly but got more excited as they smelled the Monkey Bread. When the timer went off that signaled the kids to clear the table and get ready to eat. They brought their letters and left them on the kitchen island. As they ate I opened the letters and was pleasantly surprised. I think my heart was doing a happy dance and probably still is. Continue reading “Letters to Santa’s heart”

Christmas Ideas and Activities

I will try my best to keep updating this post with the resources that we have found and used. I will also try to post any lesson plans and/or activities that we do as well. Continue reading “Christmas Ideas and Activities”

November 27, 2016: Rare Occurrence

Shhhh!

It’s a little before 7:00 am and the kids are still SLEEPING! This is a rare occurrence here at my house. I plan on surprising the littles with one of their favorite breakfasts, Monkey Bread.

The quiet doesn’t last long…

Well, the quiet didn’t last long as Mr. W started calling from his room which is right off the kitchen. He needed to go to the bathroom and said he was cold. Upon further inspection, I found that he had put his clothes hamper over top of the heater vent. Silly boy! We fixed the problem and he is now snug as a bug. Continue reading “November 27, 2016: Rare Occurrence”

If it’s not the kids, it’s the cat…

We all know how it is to be working really intently on a project only to get distracted by something or someone. I know my kids never seem to need anything until I am working on bills, my blog, paperwork, or if I get a phone call. A phone call in itself can be a major distraction depending on the timing of it. Continue reading “If it’s not the kids, it’s the cat…”

When things don’t go as planned make a new plan

Making plans…

We all know how it is to be planning for something. We get all excited as the details are being made and the final preparations are almost finished. We had planned to go to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving. This would be a good time for all of us to visit and enjoy our families together as two of my other sisters were coming also. Continue reading “When things don’t go as planned make a new plan”

Coming Home

At this time of year, many of us will be traveling to visit friends and family. Some of us will be headed back to our childhood homes. Often times this can create a flood of memories and emotions that can overwhelm us. Continue reading “Coming Home”

Feeding an army on a budget, part 1

Well, as you may know, I am a mom to 9. I still have 6 at home so there are plenty of mouths to feed. So how do you feed 6 kids without going broke? Is it possible to do it healthy and cheap? Continue reading “Feeding an army on a budget, part 1”

Enjoy your season

Four seasons to a year

We all know that there are four seasons in every year. We have Spring which brings new life and lots of energy. Everything is young and vibrant and ready to explore the world around them. Continue reading “Enjoy your season”

Its been one of those days

I think all of us have had ‘one of those days’. Well, it’s a Monday, and it’s a Monday after a time change so I have a strong feeling it will be one of those days every day for the next week or so. If you have young kids, special needs kids, or maybe even no kids then you know what I mean. That one hour time difference can wreak havoc to your normal routines. Continue reading “Its been one of those days”

Our ever changing homeschool routine

This was an old blog post from my previous blog where I talk about our homeschool journey and our routines that help me keep my sanity! Just reading over this has given me a little inspiration for changing a few things that aren’t working right now.

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Summer Break

This is yet another post from a previous blog I had… check out some of our Little House Adventures HERE.
Original Blog Post-June 6, 2016
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It’s ‘Summer Break’ at our house… more like ‘Wedding Break’ as I had originally planned on schooling through the year. We took a break off to finish up big sister’s wedding and then we were scheduled to start back today. That’s not happening though as I am exhausted.
I bought ‘The Prairie Primer’ to use for the summer but I haven’t actually started it yet. It goes along with ‘The Little House on the Prairie’ series. I loved these books when I was a kid and I kind of want to pass these on to my kids.

Continue reading “Summer Break”