Category Archives: special needs

Have Your Kids Went Down ‘The Slide’ This Summer?

How is everybody? Have the kids been driving you bonkers yet since they are out of school? Well, a couple of my kids haven’t finished their school work yet but hopefully they will be completely finished by Friday. As I was going through the rest of their assignments I came across a couple of links that I thought I’d share.

As many of you know I homeschool my kiddos and we like to use Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool. Most everything is FREE and so useful. They are always adding new things to the site as well and I am ever so thankful for them. My kids really love the site and all of the different resources that they provide. They have learned a lot of different subjects and various subject matter. However a lot of times our kids get so busy playing that they forget, what they’ve worked so hard to learn during the previous year, over the short summer. This can cause for a lot of trouble at the beginning of the new school year.  Continue reading Have Your Kids Went Down ‘The Slide’ This Summer?

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Kirby’s Krafts Favorite Facebook Posts June 2018 and Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas

I have several Facebook Pages to help keep all of my ideas semi organized. Below are some of my favorite Kirby’s Krafts posts from the last month or two. At the bottom of the post you will find some links to the Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas.

My kids would love this!

Turn A Washcloth into a Teddy Bear

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Midweek Update June 12,2018: Allergies, Blueberries, and Cornhole Boards

Quite an assortment of topics for this update. I’m sure I will add in a few others as we go along too.

Allergies

First on the list is the allergies. I try to be preventive and I spray the beds every morning with an essential oil concoction that contains Lavender. This usually helps but I didn’t spray when I made the beds yesterday and the grass was mowed in the afternoon.

I took a trip to the garden after the mowing and now I’m dealing with major allergies. (Last night’s fresh tomato sandwich was so good though.) I love the outdoors but they don’t love me. I seem to also have an allergy to bug bites, especially mosquitoes, after I was attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes last Fall.

Luckily the kids aren’t as bad as I am. Joey gets the sneezes every now and then. I’ve found that the generic Zyrtec helps us both when the Lavender isn’t enough.

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Almost Mid Year Progress

 

Hey y’all,  guess what day it is… just kidding! It is a Wednesday here and that means the middle of our week. It is June also so we are not quite but almost halfway through 2018! Crazy, right? Where has time gone? I am sitting here enjoying a rare quiet moment as the kids are still sleeping. So many things are going through my head and there is so much to do. I’ve got some Chocolate Chip Muffins in the oven for breakfast, a cup of coffee, and a couple of delicious cookies from last night sitting here with me.

I’ve spent the last few minutes trying to figure out why my mouse wasn’t working. It was turned on and the red light kept coming on but my laptop wasn’t responding at all. Hmmmm….. then I remembered that I had put the little do-hickey thingamabog, you know the USB thingy, into my old laptop when I was working on the newsletter for our square dance clubs… duh! Silly me, but now it’s where it needs to be and all is good.

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Cabin Fever

WARNING: This post is probably one of my whiniest, depressing, and just gloomy posts ever!

I think we’ve all heard of Cabin Fever but maybe you haven’t really ever had to deal with it. I know the term gets thrown around here and there but actually experiencing it is no fun at all.  It is described as:

cab·in fe·ver

noun

NORTH AMERICANinformal
noun: cabin fever
  1. irritability, listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter.

Well, this past week and weekend I have had a horrible case of it even though winter has passed. (I’ve also come down with a bit of a cold after taking the boys to the doctor and I haven’t felt very well.) It has been raining, raining, and raining like crazy and we’ve been stuck in the house quite a bit.

Then when we do go out we are usually headed to a dance and dodging mud puddles with dance shoes and crinolines on is not a whole lot of fun.  (I don’t really know why it has been so bad right now as I’ve spent many a week or more snowed in when we lived up north and I don’t ever remember dealing with Cabin Fever to this extreme.) Continue reading Cabin Fever

Pi Day Party With Numbers Alive

As many of you may know this past Wednesday was ‘Pi Day’ as the date 3-14 represents Pi (3.14). We celebrated here at house with a Pi Party… lol… we had everyone bring their favorite pie, some people brought pizza pies, and we just had a great time. Our Party was a Featured Party opportunity from Tryazon. There were 249 similar parties taking
place last week here in the United States. Continue reading Pi Day Party With Numbers Alive

How To Start Homeschool With 10 Easy Resources

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Has the thought of homeschooling entered your mind? Maybe you’ve bounced the idea around but you just aren’t sure it is right for you and your family? I know I thought about it when my oldest kids were in school but at the time it just wouldn’t work for us. I thought it was going to be too difficult but I was wrong and I’ll share some of our favorite resources with you. You can read more about our homeschool journey here. Continue reading How To Start Homeschool With 10 Easy Resources

Do You Need A Break?

Hey there! I don’t know about you but I’ve been so crazy busy here lately that I have been ready to just throw my hands up in the air and say ‘ENOUGH’. No more Christmas, no more cleaning, no more school! My house was pure and utter CHAOS today and it has been for the past week. I don’t know why everything seemed so hectic but something had to change.

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Product Review: Jimu Robot DIY Buzzbot/Muttbot Robotics Kit by UBTECH

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Shhhh! Can you keep a secret? This is a sneak peek at one of the gifts I’ve purchased for my kiddos. I am so super excited to see their faces when they open this up. I’ve purchased quite a few STEM items in the hopes that it will help motivate DS15 to keep learning. He is a hands on learner and this will definitely provide a lot of hands on learning!

Are you ready to see what I purchased? It was the Jimu Robot DIY Buzzbot/Muttbot Robotics Kit by @UBTECH.

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Cyber Monday Deal: Kids Cook Real Food eCourse 11/27-11/29

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I’m so excited to tell you all about this deal I found. As you know I have been working on a Home Ec course for my kiddos and it’s been coming together slowly. I just found this Kids Cook Real Food eCourse online that I will be using along with my own. Please click below for this special offer! (I signed up for the special VIP membership and I am so excited to get started using this with my kiddos. Scroll to the bottom for FREEBIES!)

Kids Cook Real Food – Cyber Monday Sale (valid Nov 27-29) Any new member gets the premium content snack videos ($20 value) absolutely free.  Continue reading Cyber Monday Deal: Kids Cook Real Food eCourse 11/27-11/29

Reblog: Discovering Peace with an ADHD Child

While searching for Cyber Monday deals I found this wonderful article about raising a child or children with ADHD. Click here to read.

It’s The Day Before Thanksgiving and My House Is A Wreck!

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It’s true, our little house on the pond is a wreck and I don’t know where we will put all of our guests that are coming tomorrow. Anybody else feel the same way right now?

The past couple of weeks have been super crazy. I guess everyone has been trying to fit everything in before the holiday season. Then we had the time change which is always so much fun around here… can you hear the sarcasm?

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