Real love

I’m Done Cropping the Mess

I’m done cropping the mess out of pictures of my kids.  I get my kids all dressed up and go to take a picture. Then it goes a little something like this… “Move over here, there’s marker on that wall” or “We have to take another one, I got the toy on the floor”.  As Read More

5 things cover

5 things I’ve learned as a NEW stay-at-home mom

I’ve been at this stay-at-home mom and home-school thing for about a month now. It’s hard. It’s frustrating. It’s overwhelming. It’s probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever attempted. It’s also the most wonderful and important decision I’ve ever made. Taking care of kids is all encompassing. It takes every bit of emotional energy that Read More

Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt

Easter Basket Scavenger Hunt – Free Download and Print

Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt, especially one that rhymes?  Add some fun to Easter morning with this short and easy scavenger hunt to find baskets! I am making very modest, dollar store baskets for my kids and I wanted to spice it up with a short scavenger hunt to find them. There are only Read More

Compliments Main

Handmade Compliments: No Cost Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

I’ve been really down lately.  It’s been pretty hard to smile.  When I find it hard to smile, I find that the best cure is to make other people smile.  Therefore, we started spring break by making handmade compliments, giving them out to random people, and also placing them on cars. This idea came from Read More

1383002_10208121742256930_3943117935597208644_n

The First Rule of Homeschool is…..

The first rule of homeschool is you don’t talk about homeschool. Just kidding, but the first week of homeschool could definitely be compared to fight club. I fought to get the kids to cooperate, I fought to figure out how the hell to start, I fought to handle my two year olds needs while teaching Read More

Monsters 2

GO NOODLE – AWESOME for Parents and Teachers

Impromptu dance party?  Brain break in the classroom?  Something fun to defer the bedtime meltdown time???  Gonoodle.com is a great resource for parents and teachers. Of course, we used it to survive the first day of homeschool, with all its successes and failures, but we made it! My kids were already VERY familiar with gonoodle.com, Read More