Welcome back from winter break! We took an extended break this year. I ended up getting sick, so it was a necessary but fantastic time of relaxation and laziness. We took an entire month away from the school books and just relaxed. We got some reading done, watched a ton of movies, played some games, […]

A Month to Remember (or forget)

December has been a rough month for us. Between Zion having asthma, getting sick, and both of my kiddos getting tummy bugs, I am mentally exhausted. Zion still coughs at night from time to time so the inhaler stands by pretty close. He missed about 4 days of school during a 2 week span. Then […]

Holiday vacation started a bit earlier for us this year than it normally does. We usually work up until the week before Christmas, and then take about three weeks off, just to de-stress and let off some steam. Instead, we have pretty much taken the entire month of December off. Our home school review was […]

November is halfway though – finally! I know that I cannot be the only mom/teacher that is looking forward to some breaks from the school routine. We have reached the point in the year where the kids are tired of seeing books and more school work. The past few weeks we have really pulled back […]

Myth – Kids who are home schooled have no social skills. Reality – FALSE! Children who are home schooled have excellent social skills. Now, as I type this – I will remind my readers that not ALL kids have excellent social skills, public school, home school or private schooled. There are children who have autism, […]

Gold Star Mother’s Day

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 […]