June 23, 1936, thanks to a  joint congressional resolution that designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day. It has been proclaimed annually by each president.  In 2011, President Barack Obama amended the day to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.” The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and obtained […]

Going for Gold..

The new school year just started. Literally, just started here, and I already feel burned out! Homeschooling children is not for the faint of heart! While we are working our way back into a schedule, I keep telling myself “it is going to get better.” I know it will, but we are not quite ready […]

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Kicking off the new school year!

It is hard to believe that we are fixing to start school again! I feel as though we just let out for the summer break. I got notified of the classes that I am going to be teaching this fall, and am excited to build those, but it’s time to pull my curriculum out for […]

Running a successful school day..

Recently while I was talking to another mom friend (yes, they do exist), she was curious as to how our days were structured since we home school and I work from home. I am not going to lie, there are days where I feel as though crawling back into bed and restarting the day would […]

Ambitious plans and goals for our new school year!

I am pretty sure that my children are eyeing me with suspicion right now. I am also fairly certain that they think I have completely lost my mind. Maybe I have, but in a good way! Summer is creeping by quickly, and that means, it is time for me to pull the curriculum out and […]

Preparing for the coming school year

It is that time of year. The time that all teachers begin to look at the coming year and plan out the curriculum. Home schooling is no different, but in some ways can be a little more difficult. Instead of just one age group and grade to plan for, you are planning for each individual […]

The day CHILDREN rejoiced!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the day is finally here. SUMMER VACATION. It was like the sky opened up and an angelic choir started singing. All I could think about after they told me that we were good for the year was “thank goodness!” I was seriously about to the end of my rope! When it comes […]

Myth – My child won’t learn as well as he/she would in a traditional school. Reality – As a homeschooling parent, I have found that my children learn MORE when I engage them in things that they are interested in. When children are in a public school setting, its about the entire class, not the individual […]

Where is summer vacation hiding??

We have hit that time of the year, where parents and kids alike are ready for the end of the school year. Teachers are more than ready for summer vacation to arrive. This year, the great home school experiment has been… interesting. We have had great days and bad days, in between days and days […]