Well, I thought about skipping today’s entry, because everything went well, but then I remembered the sermon last week, thanksgiving should be a daily spiritual exercise, not an annual one, so here is today: We did start off grouchy, we Continue reading Another Day without Whining, Crying or Complaining, and the boys behaved well too.
Last Summer DH and the boys met a local TV host on one of their Saturday rambles downtown. The host was intrigued with the F.I.R.S.T Lego team DH was organizing and asked to interview him. DH suggested that he’d actually Continue reading Short notice TV appearance
I’ve almost lost some teachable moments, because the topic my son got interested in was one I’d assumed he’d not need until college or High school at the earliest. Since he’s magically become an avid, fluent reader (four novels at Continue reading Teachable Moments
I have a problem when I take the children on field trips to quaint, touristy, historic sites: I do pack our lunch, but I forget to be frugal on everything else! There is a dearth of yarn stores near me, Continue reading Plymouth Today
It’s my turn to be the solo parent, but only for the weekend, not two weeks like my husband just slogged through. I bought some unusual breakfast foods, and we have a project to keep us busy, so far moral Continue reading Holding Down the Fort and hosting FLL today
We are trying once again to rein in the TV. I get lax, and the one hour pre-picked library video or PBS show turns into I don’t want to know how much TV watching, usually while I get my computer Continue reading Telling Time
The ladies came up with way more ideas than I would ever have thought of. I had printed out copies of the schedule as we had made it in Spring, with blank spaces where we didn’t have teachers, helpers Continue reading How the planning meeting went
My husband just found a new resale shop in town. He and the boys love to walk downtown on Saturdays, exploring the funny little specialty stores (that usually close in a month or two sadly), and usually bringing home some Continue reading Nice Resale shop and fashion rant
I get the impression from reading blogs and magazine articles, that many families find drawing to be a pleasant, relaxing activity. It was like that yesterday morning for me and the boys, but that is a long story of Continue reading still Life
The living history museums in my area must all get the same games and suggested activities: the kids played the game of the graces, hoops, and bat and ball…again. But they did it with enthusiasm, and the ones who Continue reading Field Trip Today
We had to call another planning meeting, last Spring we tried planning both semesters at the same time, but nearly half the ladies that signed up to teach something aren’t co-oping with us next semester, so we have gaps to Continue reading Had to call a co-op meeting, but I have a chart!
I think I might be able to do this this time: here is our homely pocket chart. If anybody makes a prettier one, I’d love to see it.