YOU are your child’s biggest bully…

The idea that WE, as parents are our children’s biggest bully doesn’t seem to fit the title, it makes us squirm but it’s the harsh reality. We begin this by holding them to standards higher than we hold ourselves. HOW?? 1) We too become disappointed and this leads to frustration but when they become this…

Cleaning Tips

I get the question often, “How do you keep your house clean?” So much so that i decided to make a blog post to answer the question: 1) Get the kids involved- Many of the messes made actually stem from them making it. Once they have an idea of the amount of work that goes into…

FALL COLLAB | Crafts ‘n Things

Fall into Fun this season!!!! ‘Tis the season for warm drinks and sweaters, boots and scarves. To join in the fun, why don’t you submit a crafty post to ME! Submit your link by email to: nrshaw85@gmail.com This is what you do: look up the week’s theme Get crafty and send me a link to your post…

What are you thankful for?

In light of everything that is transpiring around the world and even locally, with Hurricane Matthew..I think we ought to realize how very lucky we are! 5 things in no particular order: – my family; immediate and extended. – clean drinking water – adequate food – good health – my faith and belief in God….

5 Ways to Step Out of your “Mommy Comfort Zone”

Maybe it’s the messy buns, the yoga pants, the flip flops or flats, the basic tee or the lack of sleep but for some reason…moms have this invisible bubble surrounding themselves; this routine that they have become so comfortable with that they fear doing something out of the norm will ruin their day, lives, whatever…

3 year old Conversations

Three year old’s are so much fun! I feel like that is the age where their personalities are truly coming forth and my 3 year old has this new, emerging sense of self, an endearing attachment to his baby sister, love of rainbows, lots of funnies, grammatically incorrect sentences and a few mixed up pronouns….

Arts and Crafts| Weeks in Review

Mermaid Doll Making Kit This was one of our more special art projects this past week. I purchased this Mermaid  kit from Joann’s and it included everything needed to make the mermaid. Instructions were simple and easy to understand and we had fun making it. Transforming Ninja Star with post-it notes One of my sons…

Math Manipulatives

When you homeschool, there is a plethora of activities and gadgets that can be incorporated to aid the learning process, but it can get expensive and overwhelming…i’m going to list the ones we enjoy  and find the most useful. Math Dice For more information on the Math Dice, please check out my review here. Coin-u-lator…

Why I’m not one of those…

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, its those who win battles we know nothing about.”

Zingo

This is a game which is well liked by my 3 year old. Perhaps its the spiffy little zinger, the bingo like cards, the feeling of playing a big kid board game or perhaps its a combination of all those plus the added confidence of actually learning. The version that we have is the “sight words” Zingo and…

Green Smoothie| Deliciousness

Whether its part of your weight loss regimen, a means of staying healthy, an easy meal alternative, an energy booster or just a part of your lifestyle; this green smoothie will satiate your thirst and hunger and eliminate your desire for sweets. After a weekend filled with more brownies than I want to want to…