High Tech Support

For the last couple of years, we have been looking for coaches, teachers, mentors for my son. This desire increased when we started our homeschooling journey. Many people are too busy to mentor. They are hard to locate and once you find them, it’s hard to have carry through. It’s a bit like that commercial … Continue reading


While many families headed to campsites or mountain retreats, we decided to stay close to home this weekend. We learned about the meaning  of Memorial Day and watched a documentary about the history of guns and their impact on various wars. We researched the proper way to dispose of a tattered American flag and found … Continue reading

Summer School

With Memorial Day Weekend just days away, families can see the end of school finish line in the not so far off distance. They are counting the number of “get ups” until they won’t have to wake early and immediately begin the morning dress, breakfast, run out the door race. They are celebrating the end … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Monday

So for all the mothers out there, I hope yesterday (Mother’s Day) was just what you wanted. After reviewing Facebook and Twitter, it seemed like a fantastic day of brunches, hikes, wine, gardening…whatever the honorary lady desired. In our own house, there was an abundance of cooperation and quick responses to our requests. Lots of … Continue reading

Blast From the Past

On Friday, the last day of Teacher Appreciation week, I had the ultimate reminder of the lasting impressions that teachers can have on students. As I was prepping for the day, a beautiful young lady walked in my class holding her young son. She’s also expecting her second child this summer. She smiled a beautiful … Continue reading


Being that this is Teacher Appreciation Week and it concludes with Mother’s Day on Sunday, this should be the mother of all weeks for us homeschooling mamas! It should be but… I don’t have a pedicure scheduled and I’m pretty sure that I won’t be excused of my regular homeschooling mama duties. Honestly, I’m okay … Continue reading

Three Years Now

Three years ago, I wrote my first blog post. I didn’t really know what I was doing. I wasn’t sure that anyone but friends and relatives would read it, but I needed a way to vent all of those emotions. I hoped that eventually, it would help me find others that were going through the same … Continue reading

Is It Too Much?

The other morning, my son told me something important without ever speaking a word. It was early and I heard him calling for me to come to his room. I grabbed my glasses and my phone and walked into his room. I sat down in a chair near his bed and put my phone on … Continue reading

I’ll Take Hyper, Joker & Inquisitive for $200

My latest post was about the energetic way my TBP wakes up on a Saturday morning and how that is very different from me. He immediately wakes up with ideas, interests, questions, and is expecting the same from me at the same pace and enthusiasm. I’m not saying that I don’t have ideas, interests and … Continue reading

Kid! I’m Not Awake Yet!

I’m not a morning person; however, this fact isn’t relevant to my boy who wakes up before 7:00 am to talk to me about silicone. I hear him calling for me to come to his room. I get up and try to muster up a smile when it takes too much energy to be upright … Continue reading