Handwriting is a hot topic in education.  Many schools have abandoned handwriting because in their view, it’s a waste of instructional time due to the decline for the need to hand write anything.  While it’s true that I do spend more of my time at a keyboard than[…]

pigs in a blanket

Piglet’s Pigs in a Blanket are a fun treat to eat while enjoying a book-themed pajama party! My son is in half-day Kindergarten this year and his afternoons at home with mom are boring. All of his friends and his sister are away at school while he is[…]

chapter books for girls

Keep your new reader interested in books with these fun mermaid chapter books for girls! Thank you to Staples for encouraging making memories of “firsts” this back to school season and for sponsoring this post. We are now just about done with our first month of school and[…]

summer reading

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JetBlue. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. Get your kids excited about summer reading with the Soar With Reading website from The Magic Tree House books and JetBlue! Find out[…]

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This post brought to you by K12, the leader in online education. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you may remember that I used to homeschool my daughter.  I’ve spent a fair amount of time researching curriculum and homeschooling[…]


We are midway through our first week of a new school year, at least for the kids.  I’ve mentioned a few times that my husband is a high school teacher – he’s a band director.  What that means is that two weeks before he is required to report[…]

Sam's Club and Box Tops for Education

I love back to school time! Everything is fresh and new and…. Ok, so it’s not really back to school time.  In fact, around here we’ve most definitely hit the mid-year homeschool slump. No one wants to do anything that even looks like school – including me! Sam’s[…]