Agnitus Educational Games App Review

I was able to get my hands on the full version of Agnitus by winning a giveaway and wanted to share my experience with the app and subscription service.  I was not compensated in any way to provide my review and information about this app.  Agnitus is a fun and educational app that helps your child (age 2 to 7) with preschool and Kindergarten fundamentals.  Okay, I know there's tons of tech these days, but this isn't a fluff app that simply keeps your kiddo quiet....more

Who's in charge?

Yesterday I wrote about a sign in my doctor’s office, informing parents that all 12 – 17 year olds must have a private conversation with a nurse. Seeking clarification, I emailed my medical group. The next day, I received a phone call from Kim in the privacy department....more

Creating A Liquid Rainbow

I'm pretty sure, that if you are using Pinterest, you are finding amazing project though out the year, that you never get to, so I went through mine and choose,RainbowsHarry PotterNew England StatesFor my blog, this summer.Tonight (after a shopping trip to Target), I sat the boys down and we attempted to make a rainbow jar....more

Six Subversive Story Books

My husband loves Pete The Cat. He recognizes it is not fine literature and that the "message" is a little clunky, but he doesn't care. He wants my daughter to remain calm and happy when she confronts the unexpected, and so Pete The Cat's unflappable spirit in the face of dirty shoes pleases my husband, who is much gentler and more forgiving than I. ...more

Prepared but pooped

Y’all, I am tired. Tired. And it’s all my Mom’s fault.The woman is a workhorse. When she knows something needs to get done, she methodically plans, schedules, works and the chore is done. Like, days in advance. ...more

Here we go again

I'm in the middle of Graduation Week for #2. Many of you have asked how she’s doing; while I appreciate your love and care for her, that is completely the wrong question. She’s fine. She’s young. She’s resilient. The better question is how is the mom holding up? And the answer is: it depends.Like, when I’m sleeping, I’m good. No worries. Yay for six hours of dry eyes!...more

No More Public School Tax for Homeschoolers

We just got our mid year County Tax estimate and I am not staying quiet anymore. Even though we have lived in this house for 12 years and I knew we paid the school tax, I never questioned it. Our children did attend public school once but it was only 3 years. Now that I am homeschooling our 4 boys. Why should we have to pay this $700 every year?! Imagine how many other things we could do with that money, for the children....more
Anna Attard " The 2013–14 state budget includes $40 billion in General Fund resources for ...more

My Children are Teaching Me!

Well I've been a mother for 11 years now and I've changed a lot. I feel like my children have taught me a lot. Some things are more important than others. Little talks about their day are more important than watching TV together. Family game time is more important than dishes and laundry. Making train tracks and playing race cars or legos is more important than blogging, Facebook or reading emails. My boys need my attention and when I decided "THE MESS CAN WAIT" it made a huge difference. When Jacob was a baby I constantly picked up after him. ...more

They keep changing the math

In my nightmares, I am sitting at a too-small desk, faced with a series of computations. I have to solve for x...but I have no idea how to do the work....more

5 Things I Wish I Knew As A Homeschooling Newbie

We’re coming up on the end of May now and the official end of our school year. Despite my initial nervousness, my daughter has done great and has continually surprised me throughout this journey....more