Let the crying commence

Well, this is the week I’ve been dreading looking forward to for months now – graduation week. Okay okay, I’m not really dreading all of it; we have 28 family members coming in from all over the country and we’re going to have a great party all weekend long! Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, New York, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois will all be represented....more

How to Fold Things ~ Just in Case You Need a Review

 Today I thought I’d share some of Martha Stewart’s laundry folding techniques or maybe it’s because I’m staring at a mound of laundry that needs to be folded.  Even my font is Fluffy Slacks!  I guess I have laundry on my mind.  Haha!  These would also be great viewing for a home economics class.  Happy folding! ...more
If I recall I think many years ago she wrote an article about it (I think it was martha). I know ...more

Mommy Bloggers: What Makes a Good Mom?

One thing is for sure about the blogosphere: there is a huge number of mommy bloggers....more

No More Excuses Ladies!

 Ok, now that I’ve gotten your attention!  How long has it been since you bought a new type of makeup?  Do you know how to use it?  When was the last time you picked up a magazine and looked at the new way to do your makeup?  Probably a while!  At least if you’re a mom anyway....more

Frog Dissection

Janet Costellowww.iblog4boys.blogspot.com**Please don't proceed if you prefer not to see the innards of amphibians**...more

Uncovering Dyslexia

My dear sweet boy was not reading on grade level. We started out using a phonics program called Explode the Code, and then we used Hooked on Phonics. We also tried a program call Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I really thought we were making progress, so we started using old Dick and Jane readers, and graduated up to Level/I Can Read books, but we kept getting stuck and worse yet, we were slipping backwards....more
The above list is what Susan Barton said doesn't work and since I had tried a number of those ...more

50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do - Walk Home From School

Janet Costellowww.iblog4boys.blogspot.com50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do ...more
I love that book. We checked it out from the library last fall and I promptly ordered a copy for ...more

Encouraging the Young Artist

In response to my recent post about art, a commenter on my blog's Facebook Page asked how I motivate my kids to create so much art.  The question left me chuckling because there are times, of which I am not proud, when I wish they would create just a little less art.  It's not that I begrudge them their artistic sides....more

Getting my heart and head on the same page

Could someone tell me when I’m going to stop crying? Please?...more

How many more years of fractions?

Sitting at the table yesterday, working on Rebecca’s math, I had a startling realization: 6th grade Rebecca is very much like 6th grade Christy. She asks the same kinds of questions about math that I did. For instance, “Why does it work to invert and multiply when I’m supposed to be dividing fractions?  Who came up with this stuff? When will I ever need this? Ever?”...more