Classic Myths to Read Aloud: The Book

Classic Greek and Roman Mythology as a Learning Tool ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Let's Get This Party Started!

My first BlogHer post!  Wooo!  I hope I'm doing it right...all those tag things are new to me.  I just clicked everything that applied to me.  We'll see how that turns out!...more

You should select the tags that apply to each particular post - not to you in general or not ...more

How Do You Handle an Advanced Reader?

So, what do you do with an advanced reader?My oldest is eight, and I recently realized that he reads at about a high school level. While I'm delighted on one level, I'm realizing that this creates a new problem. How much should I monitor his reading?...more

I have struggled with this same problem ever since my 9 year old was 5.  By the middle ...more

Would Someone Please Explain the "Home" Part of Homeschooling to Me Again?

On occasion, I've been drawn into discussions with people who are not involved with homeschooling.  If they do not understand how homeschooling works, I attempt to answer their questions cordially. It seems, however, that some assume my children never leave the house or see the world....more

It was one of those (homeschooling days. . .

I spent a good part of the day, composing this post in my head. I was all ready to vent away about my awful homeschooling day. It was one of those days when I felt like I made no connection with my boys. I was frustrated by my oldest's social studies lesson. He was supposed to research the accomplishments of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Frankin Roosevelt's New Deal, then create a new government program. This was a single day's lesson, mind you  Excuse me!...more

I suffer from the same problem so often it isn't funny.  I stay up late too many times ...more

How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

Why you might wanna latch on to a few favorite book bloggers

Anyone who doubts the future of reading should digest what author John Green has to say on the subject in the January issue of School Library Journal. Although this periodical is written for public and school librarians, readers might want to take note. Green says librarians (and I say book bloggers) have a wonderfully important role in the future of reading, especially for children’s books. ...more

Denise, thanks for the comment! I am new to the BlogHer community and am still trying to ...more

Back to (Home)School

So, I survived our first week back to home schooling after the winter break. I'll readily admit that I dreaded it.Keeping a routine is not my strong point. I laughed at the idea of having scheduled feedings or naptimes for the boys when they were infants. My philosophy was feed them when they are hungry, put them to bed when they are tired, and try not to mix the two up....more

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Should My Kids Watch Avatar? A Mom’s Review of FernGully Sequel

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So the close up camera shots of the bad army guy getting impaled with an arrow in an ...more