Lessons I Forgot to Put on my Homeschool Plan

Lessons from Homeschooling

If you follow me on social media, you probably noticed a few homeschool posts lately. A few weeks ago, we formally started homeschooling our oldest, Emmerson, who is five. Last year she attended a wonderful Montessori school for pre-K but for a variety of reasons we decided homeschooling is the best choice for our family right now. […]

Building a Strong Union: Believe in “Us”

photo credit to Rachel V

I don’t claim to be an expert about much but maintaining a happy, healthy relationship is one accomplishment I can claim with pride. My friend Laura of Mommy Miracles is hosting a series on Marriage entitled “Writing Vows” and I’m honored to have been invited to share about how Jon and I have built a strong […]

School Shopping and Crispers Tax Free Weekend

Crispers Tax Free Weekend

Have you seen the back to school displays in all the stores? Every time I think back to school I think of that commercial of parents dancing through the aisles followed by sulking children while Christmas music played “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That was genius marketing right there. (By the way, I may sing a version […]

Salad Spinner Art: Making Art with Science

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Our summer continues to be as laid back as my Type A personality will allow. I’ve been resisting over planning our days and trying to just follow the girls lead. Living in Florida, we have to contended with some serious summer afternoon thunderstorms on a daily basis forcing us indoors. This has resulted in an […]

Relax! I give you permission. Really, it’s okay!

Relax, I give you permission. Really, it's okay!

Oh Summer, you are a sweet and welcome friend especially after the overbooked chaos that was May. We are now starting to get into a good summer groove. The first few weeks post-school were an adjustment for all of us. I posted this pic and caption on social media last week: “I was off today. I had […]

{Mommy Brain Mixer} Share with us!

Mommy Brain Mixer Blog Party

Welcome to the Mommy Brain Mixer! This weekly link up is all about motherhood and building your community. You can share anything from cute pics of your kids to recipes or something you made or just your thoughts and feeling about mothering. Share and get some support and praise from our community. Each week, I […]

A Busy Saturday: 10 on 10 Recap

Cheesy Smiles May 2014 10 on 10

I love the 10 on 10 meme. If you haven’t heard of it, basically you take a photo every hour for 10 hours on the 10th of the month. It is a fun way to capture your everyday. You can see some of my previous 10 on 10 posts here, here and here. I post reminders on […]

{Mommy Brain Mixer} A Heartfelt Thank You

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Welcome to the Mommy Brain Mixer! This weekly link up is all about motherhood and building your community. You can share anything from cute pics of your kids to recipes or something you made or just your thoughts and feeling about mothering. Share and get some support and praise from our community. Each week, I […]

Five Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier

5 Ways to Help Kids Eat Healthier

I have another wonderful guest today but first I need to say thank you so much for all the kind words and messages over the last few weeks. When I shared on social media about my Mom’s brother passing away, I had no idea how many of you would reach out and offer my family your […]

{Mommy Brain Mixer} Tell Your Stories

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Welcome to the Mommy Brain Mixer! This weekly link up is all about motherhood and building your community. You can share anything from cute pics of your kids to recipes or something you made or just your thoughts and feeling about mothering. Share and get some support and praise from our community. Each week, I […]