Reasons I Love New Photoshop Elements 14

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free I am so excited to be writing about adobe photoshop elements 14 and the new things I have discovered in it that are making my photographs all that much better. I […]

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Ramblings of a Mother in Spring

    Spring is here and blossoms bloom calling my children and I to go play. Work though must be done. The house is in good order and dark places are being scrubbed and drawers being thinned down, items being rehomed, and toys being taken by house gnome. You see our house gnome comes every […]

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More Sensory Fun!

This time we used magnets in our home made sensory table box. Really it is a bin on the floor but it gets the job done. Our rainbow rice from weeks back is still in great shape and we have not lost much of it shockingly, even with the children playing with it often.  For […]

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Valentine Window Clings

The other night was a creative night here with the littles. Many nights are creative here because it is our idea of fun. We are not really the “sit and watch sports” types, though we did try and watch the super bowl on Sunday with a friend. Mostly we played with the kids though all […]

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Valentines Day, Math, and Craft Fun!

 Some believe that math is boring and hard. I am not sure how though, but maybe that is the perspective of a homeschool mother. We use many hands on activities, fun books, fun programs online. Have you seen this one for 3rd grade math?  Maybe it is not just my perspective though! Did you know we […]

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Sensory Table — Rainbow Fun

A sensory table is more than just a spot for your children to have fun. It can be a great tool for helping with child development. It can help with fine motor skills, science, math and more. This kind of open ended play is important for growing minds, just as important as Letters and Numbers. […]

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Homemade Light Box Fun

Homeschooling is not all books and the kitchen table for most of us. For my family we love being creative and hands on working! Helping our pre-k daughter and Kinder son with writing is a lot of fun! We are always looking for ways to keep it fun! This time we made our own light table.  We […]

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November 12th — She is 4

4 years ago today I was a mess. My water had been broken for 48 hours and I was alone and just wishing for labor to actually start. I was missing my husband who was in Iraq and I was sad to be a burden on dear friends who where waiting for me to call […]

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October 18th

Night after night you can here the shuffle of lego pieces, it is like what I picture having racoons in the attic must be like. Sometimes it is still heard come 3am. Sometimes this peaceful mama can’t take it anymore and tells the oldest she needs to go. to. bed. because I have no idea […]

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Sept 24th — Don’t let your laptop catch fire!

The last few days my laptop for seemingly no good reason kept maxing the CPU and not coming back down without a restart and even then that did not last long. It got so so hot last night it finally hit me, not a virus but a hardware issue, maybe the fan died, maybe the […]

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