A homeschool moment that made Mommy snap!

How this homeschooling Mommy snapped after 12 years of experience homeschooling.

 The overwhelming homeschool moments you don’t see coming! When you have been homeschooling children for 12 years one would think you have everything down to an en exact science and that things wouldn’t get overwhelming. Perhaps that is the case for some people, that really isn’t the case for me! I am about to share […]

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#NaNoWriMo is Over – Now What?


I Finished NaNoWriMo This Year I can hardly believe it is the 3rd of December and I am posting about this only now. Chances are if you know me, you know I finished NaNoWriMo and I won this year! So many people won this year and like years past, so many more didn’t. They though, […]

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Thankful Challenge – Day 11 – #NaNoWriMo Support


NaNoWriMo Tip: If I had just one tip to give someone doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) it is to get support for your writing. I am so lucky to have wonder hubby who is so encouraging and helpful, always, but specially in November. He is simply amazing. We take the kids to parks and […]

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Another year WIN! – NaNoWriMo 2013


  I have to say even I am a little shocked that I was able to write 50,000 by the deadline and cross the finish line just hours before it all ended for the month. I feel almost too burnt out to write about it now! I was lucky to have so much support from […]

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#NaNoWriMo The Final Days


   #NaNoWriMo is almost over!   I started the day at less than 38,000 words and with sad news all around me I couldn’t help but dread writing. I can’t focus and on top of it, I seem to have written myself into a hole. I can’t get into all the sorrow that is going […]

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NaNoWriMo Tips to help you finish!


       NaNoWriMo – The Last Week Are you caught up on word count? Many aren’t, few are actually ahead, and a few of us are comfortable. Most of us however are scared that we just are not going to be able to make it to the end with enough words. 50,000 words is […]

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NaNoWriMo = Park Days!


  NaNoWriMo means a lot of things to a lot of people. Almost 300,000 people are writing crazy novels this month and for most of them that means coffee shops, dark rooms, too much caffeine, and not seeing the sun much! For a few of us though that are parents, it means as many park […]

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NaNoWriMo – 20k Update


The pure imaginary insanity is back this year with my 9th NaNoWriMo attempt. In years past I have failed as often as I had won, so this year is the tipping point! I could have one more loss than win, or one more win than losses. I am not confident this year at all. I […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012 Winner


  The insanity that is known as NaNoWriMo is officially over and many a writer find themselves fast asleep. Either they won, or they didn’t. In either case, I hope they sleep well, it is a battle hard won, and hard loss for many. With an hour left on November 30th I managed to submit over […]

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NaNoWriMo – The final Hours!

     National Novel Writing Month There are only about 12 hours left to the 2012 NaNoWriMo and if your like me, your looking at blank pages and running into walls in trying to meet that 50K goal. I think I can…. I think I can….  or so goes a famous little book I think […]

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NaNoWriMo – Day 29

 50,000 words in 30 days! This means one should have over 48,000 words by now. Do I? No, that might mean that I wasn’t the mother of 4. Of course it is easy to blame the children and not my growing skills in procrastination. Can I call is research? 50k words in 30 days is […]

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NaNoWriMo – Not enough Coffee


Dear oh dear, I wish I could tell you I am caught up on my NaNoWriMo novel but that would be a lie and I don’t lie to you. I wish though I could lie to myself about this as it is thousand times harder to write when you know your behind I think!  An […]

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NaNoWriMo – Trouble


I wish I could tell you that I have caught up, but not yet. I am worried I might not be able to. I am not well at the moment honestly. Fibromyalgia is having such a large impact on my life as of late and it is hard to admit it. Between the pain, fatigue, […]

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NaNoWriMo – Day 21


  This is how many words we should at least have by now! It is starting to feel near impossible I must admit. I do though have just a few words more than this thankfully. If your doing NaNoWriMo and have gotten this far, don’t give up. You can do this. There is a long […]

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NaBloPoMo – Day 20

  I think I might have missed a day or two posting this month already, I count any post as one counting towards NaBloPoMo though so maybe I am ok? I hardly have time to check even! Update: Sick Sick Sick.  Fibro Pain and Dealing with medication side effects as well. Sorrow: A women I […]

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NaNoWriMo – Half Way Point

My dear NaNoWriMo novel feels like moshing against a brick wall only the music isn’t any good and there seems to be no way to stop! I have spent the last few days going back into my story and flushing out some better character structure. I wanted to make sure I kept the start of […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 12 – For the Love of Myth

I have had a hard few days with my NaNoWriMo novel creation due in part to the death of my laptop and lack of iPad ability. I am back on a working machine now though and enjoying how my fingers fly over the keys and little slows me down. trying to keep a bit ahead […]

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NaBloPoMo Day 9 – Baby Kills Another One

  Dear Baby, You are 2.5 years old and goodness are you a handful. I adore you. You fill me with wonder every single day with how smart and strong you are. Today though, you near broke your Mommy’s dear heart when you threw your fully sippy cup over my shoulder and onto my open and waiting […]

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NaNoWriMo Waist Of Time

A topic I have seen a few times over the years came up tonight on a face book group I am a part of. I wanted to share it and my reply here as I think it is important and clearly have a passion for what I believe. Christine Wrote:  I tried to explain NaNoWriMo […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 4 Tip – Sprints Are Friends

This afternoon I was lucky to have a friend come with me to our first 2012 NaNo event. It was her first NaNo event ever actually. We went to a great used book store I had never been to before about an hour away. The small room they normally use for NaNo writers meeting wasn’t […]

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