Homeschool burnout

I have been noticing an unusually cold winter in most parts of the US.  That means lots of moms and kids trapped indoors dealing with illness, restlessness, boredom, and plain ole burnout, mom and kids alike....more

Claire Goes Foraging Children's full color book on finding and cooking weeds Free this Week!

So you have an opportunity to read my book in advance of buying it for your child, I have made it available for free this week for Kindle.    I hope you read my little book, enjoy it, buy a copy and leave ...more

Princess Preschool A - Z

All kids learn differently and not all kids have the same desire and motivation to learn. My daughter didn't really have any interest in letters, numbers or colors. I tried my best to teach her but nothing caught her attention. After many failed attempts, I decided to create my own teaching method catered to my daughter. This method spotlighted all of her favorite princesses and we called it "Princess Preschool"....more

Big Ol’ List of Free Kindle Books: Drawing, Reading, Classics & A Tongue Twister

Being the beginning of a new year, one of the most frequent resolutions is that we each resolve to read more…for serious, this time.I was never interested in Kindle, because I am a bibliophile.  I love the feel of the book in my hands, I like writing in the margins and analyzing the story on the pages.  I love seeing the books waiting for me on a shelf, and flipping through pages to see what I see…You just can’t do that with Kindle.However....more

You Can Totally Homeschool Your Kid: 5 Myths Busted

I had to hold off on writing this particular post, because despite being confident, I still wasn’t sure I had REALLY done the right thing. However, report cards are back, and I’m happy to say, "Nanny nanny boo boo." My newly enrolled public-schoolers made honor roll (high honor roll for one of them), have tons of friends, and their teachers say they’re a joy to have in class. They aren’t socially awkward freaks. ...more
"Since I'm home full time, this was a bit easier for me..." Um, yeah.more

Lessons Learned at St. Louis's City Museum

If you haven’t been to City Museum in St....more

Choosing your perfect Career

 We are living a competitive life nowadays, where everyone is trying to find their future goal. If you are looking for your goal its not late yet. But let's start from the start.  People usually starts to build their goals in their high school. Hah! So what's new about it? Well, there is nothing new but you have to look through your eyes and understand whats the reality. By the reality I meant, you cannot do anything impossible....more

Dear Mom love letters

I was standing in the kitchen cleaning up after dinner when I heard my son's "serious voice" behind me. "Excuse me, Mommy. I need you to read this." He handed me a notepad, and on it he had written: ...more

SchoolhouseTeachers.com - A Review

   We’ve spent the last couple of weeks testing out the yearly membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com. I’ve used it, tried it with my kids, and now I am here to review it for you. I hope this post helps you decide if this would be a good fit for your own homeschool....more

Managing Meltodnws

There was a time when my son melted down every day, more than once a day. I woke up anticipating and dreading it. I stayed awake half the night dealing with it. And every single time I met someone with any experience in autism and sensory issues, I asked the same question - "What do I do when he melts down?" I asked our first OT who recommended diet changes. When we eliminated gluten and dairy, we had more meltdowns. I asked a parent who also has a child on the spectrum. She told me she never has to deal with anything violent with her son....more
Number one is so important for me, personally. Keeping a low voice is so hard sometimes, but ...more