15 Activities to Keep Kids’ Hands Busy During Read-Aloud Time

Read-aloud time. It’s a desire on the checklist of every homeschool mom. We know it’s important and we love to do it but these kids are just so wiggly sometimes we have to wonder if we’re doing it “right.” Do you want to know the trick to a successful read-aloud…

Top 10 Posts of 2016

Here it is again…the beginning of a new year. I thought I would kick off the year by sharing the top 10 posts of 2016! New Years is one of my favorite holidays for the same reason Mondays are my favorite day of the week (I know…I’m probably the only one!). I love them…

Our Favorite “Special Needs Friendly” Curriculum

We have been homeschooling on and off for about five years now and although I love to search the Internet for a new special needs friendly curriculum, I have definitely settled on a few favorites. These are my go-to curriculums when I am planning our year or refining our term; I am pretty sure when it comes to certain…

Is Santa Real?: When Kids Pop the Question

One night at bedtime, my very literal and incredulous (then) five-year-old, popped the question: “Santa’s not real, right?” We’d been in a pattern for a few months of him fact-checking me: “Are superheroes real?” “No. But there are real everyday heroes like daddy, who was a Marine, and…

Must-Read Infant & Toddler Booklist

A few months ago, a friend asked me for book recommendations to start her baby’s library. I had already started putting together an infant and toddler booklist so I was able to answer her request right away. I imagine my friend reached out to me because, well, I’ve kind of been there, done that. Having four…