Organized Chaos

One cannot forfeit natural tendencies to organize the world around them, and no matter how hard I simplify, de-clutter, systematize or throw away I find myself drowning in organized chaos.  I tend to stay away from those individuals who are so organized that it would send my OCD tendencies into a flurry.  Although, I admit I have one drawer in my kitchen that is labeled in alphabetical order, but JUST one, anything more would be too unrealistic with four littles around.   Continue reading

Food Waste Challenge

“Waste Not, Want Not!”   Life lessons learned are best taught in sensible, tangible and very practical ways in the home.  So how does one convey to kids the importance of living in the Land of PLENTY, while others live on hardly nothing? With a simple challenge of saving our families food scraps for one week, the results were quite surprising!     
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DIY: Kids Weekly Day Camp

Summertime a favorite season among many, yet also a time of unstructured chaos for kids who are out of school.  Within, it seems, 48 hours of kids having down time you already begin to hear ‘I’m Bored!’  Working parents with a plan schedule time for their children to participate in day camps, workshops or endless field trips.  So what is a stay-at-home parent to do?  Yes, for most of us we have a plan, yet it is the cost that always yields a ‘STOP,’ for the costly day camps or workshops.

I really like the idea of a week-long day camp, and decided to make a version most affordable for a family on a budget!  This provides an out-of-the-box routine and gives kids a chance to participate in something worthwhile.     Continue reading

Octonauts Review **GIVEAWAY**

One of the most misunderstood and feared marine mammals, the SHARK!  Most kids find sharks absolutely fascinating, the reason being they are powerful in the water with being at the top of the food chain, and can detect blood with their acute sense of smell a few miles away.

I am SO EXCITED that Octonauts: Calling All Sharks! is just in time for shark week, coming up July 23, 2017, that I am partnering with NCircle entertainment and GIVING away a DVD to one lucky reader! (See Details Below)    

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Grocery Shopping

Gone are the days when I could get in and out of a store in less than an hour.  Most times I feel as if it takes me an hour just to get out everyone out of the car, the stroller situated, remembering the cloth bags and keeping everyone alive as we walk through the parking lot.  

Phew!  I’m exhausted just thinking about grocery shopping, let alone actually walking into the store.  I used to find grocery shopping a relief, my solitude, a place to hide from anyone needing me, and NOW its a football scrimmage where the coach (that would be me) has a play by-play move. Continue reading

History Can Be Exciting

A day in the life of a historian COULD be the most exciting day of your life!!!

Experiencing history through the written words of Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh made for one thrilling and epic read, while being able to review all five of the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series created by Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh was ingenious.

For someone, like myself, who in the past has found learning history rather dull, never again would I entertain that idea after reading the Rush Revere Series. 

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Made In The USA

SUMMERTIME, made for lazy mornings, ice-cream cones, serious sunshine and of course FLIP-FLOPS!  What is time spent at the beach without some fabulous flip- flops to show off freshly painted toes, and a cold drink to wash away the heat of the day.  Ahhhh, to know my feet can carelessly be free and comfortable at the same time is a double bonus! 

Have you heard of TELIC flip-flops?  If your answer is ‘NO’ keeping reading and let me introduce you to a company that believes in a standard higher than most. Continue reading

Basics To Homeschooling Review

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~Aristotle

Some of the best ways to learn a new venture in life is by seeking wisdom and guidance from someone who has gone before you.  The wisest people on earth have sought out mentors who will teach them the ways of what they are learning, and this is the secret to their enriched life.  Home education is not any different.  As a homeschooling mom myself, I need guidance and wisdom from another mom mentor who will teach, share, bless, encourage, strengthen and challenge me in ways to help me grow exponentially.  I was so excited to have the opportunity to review How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook) published by Apologia Educational Ministries.  If you’re in a season where you need a little clarity, focus or encouragement than this review is for you!         Continue reading

Lets Learn Spanish Review

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Language is a fascinating gift given to all of us, known for its complex process that needs to be decoded.  When properly deciphered the brain has the ability to decode a foreign language, such as Spanish.  There are three major components in learning any foreign language which are Consistency, Practice and Listening.  So, with much enthusiasm I present to you this review of Educator’s Spanish Collection produced by Whistlefritz. Continue reading

Giving Back To The Community With Kids

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~ Anthony Robbins

Surrounded by everything we need, we are truly a blessed family, yet my kids are seeing life through a wrong set of eyes.  My children are certainly not any different from most others, and it is imperative that as much as they are given, much is required!  In an effort to help them realize that the world is more than Lego building, buying toys and ‘ALL’ about them, this summer we are taking the time by ‘Giving Back’ to our community. Continue reading