You Might Be A Home Schooler If....

You Might Be Home Schooled If: Your teacher makes you stop in the middle of math class to pray about your attitude.Grocery shopping or lunch with the grandparents is a "field trip".Walking the dog or riding your bike is "gym class".You do math and language with a cat on your lap.There's only one other person in your class.You've made your teacher cry.You make fun of the kids on the school bus when it goes by.Part of your curriculum is chores.You get your birthday off school....more
Love this list...and I'm not even a home schooler! Or home schooled! So glad I get to say I knew ...more

All I know about Karate I Learned from Mr. Miyagi…

…But I still signed my daughter up for lessons.When I mentioned the title of this post to my mother in law and husband the other night, of cours...more

Bully for That

I hate the word "bully". We use it so flippantly in our society. People are mean to each other; kids and adults say and do horrible things out of fear and insecurity. It happens. Bullying is the name we've given repeated, hurtful decisions, and I guess those actions need a word....more

Mommy's St. Patrick's Day Revenge

As a mother, one of my most important jobs is to teach my children empathy. What better way to do this than to put them in Mommy and Daddy’s shoes for a day? This St. Patrick’s Day, take a page from Mama Tries Blog and devote the day to exacting revenge on your wee ones by giving them a hefty dose of their own medicine - all served with a spoonful of sugar, of course. Mess with their Mealtime...more

Anxiety Mom and The Case of the Missing Shoes

"You have got to be kidding me."...more

The Ultimate Babysitter Checklist

The Ultimate Babysitter Checklist...more

What 6 Years Of Rehab Therapy Has Taught Me About Parenting

For the past six years I’ve attended some kind of (at least) weekly therapy with my kids. We’ve done speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. I’ve learned a lot of very specific knowledge during that time. I could dazzle you with my dizzying array of acronyms and medical-related jargon but I won’t. (You’re welcome.)...more