Finding What Works for My Son: An Ongoing Journey

"He'll grow out of it." "He's just all boy." "Isn't he only 3?" After bringing home a whirlwind of a toddler at age 2 1/2 from Korea, these phrases were the backdrop of many conversations I had with friends and family about our youngest, Ty. The problem was that he wasn't growing out of it, other boys were not like Ty, and he was 5 but just really small for his age. ...more
@LisaPS  @handbags4hunger  You can substitute 'amazing' for 'desparate'! I'd love to know how it ...more

Homemade Granola and Other Tips for Easier Morning Routines

One of the conveniences of homeschooling is that we don't often have to rush in the morning to get everyone up, dressed, groomed, fed, together, and out the door. However, when there are six kids in a family, mornings that have commitments need to be carefully orchestrated. ...more
I do too! My aunt gave me a good recipe. My parents use granola on top of almost everything! ...more

I wish I were Octomom

Not the Octomom with 8 kids but the Octomom with 8 octopus-length arms so I could sit in one place for more than 3 seconds before someone asked me to get up and do something.  It seems really bad when I sit down at the computer.  All 3 kids could be playing blissfully together (or seperately) and the second I pull the keyboard drawer out all hell breaks loose.  It's like some kind of weird, tribal, conditioned response.  At least with multiple sets of extra long arms, there would be a chance that my other 6 arms could be blowing noses, getting drinks, referreei...more