Monthly Archives: November 2009

A Time to Treasure Family and Memories – Happy Thanksgiving!

As I write this, it is now officially Thanksgiving day here in the United States – just past midnight. This Thanksgiving Eve, my 12 yo daughter and I brought a freezer meal to a new mom, had a snack  together, and did the …

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Striking a Balance between working and being a mom

A recent conversation with my 10 yo son and my husband has me thinking more about this balance of being a working, homeschooling mom. There are times when I feel overwhelmed, when there’s just so much to do and I …

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Two Low-Cost (Cheap) Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Last in our series on ensuring your homeschool can survive in a financial crisis, I shared three free literature-based curriculums. But, each of those assume that you have an internet connection available. And sometimes, that just isn’t possible.  So today …

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Gifts Kids Can Make: Candy Wreath from Halloween Candy

A couple years ago, I saw this idea for making a Candy Wreath from left over Halloween candy, and have wanted to make one ever since. Now that Halloween is over and bags of candy are on sale, it’s the …

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Homeschool Mom Encouragement from Karri

 You may remember homeschooling mom Karri Fieglein from her 26 Tips for Overcoming Homeschool Burnout guest post. When Karri shares her insights I’m always amazed at what I learn. Today, Karri has agreed to allow me to share with you …

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