Oh, dear. It’s a Frozen post.

Wow, Frozen sure has stirred up a lot of emotions. I’ve heard rabid ravings from those who love it and those who think it’s the most horrible movie since Shrek. Actually, I think this has gotten more resistance than Shrek which is full of crude innuendos and bathroom humor. I must admit to being mostly ambivalent to Frozen. I…

To Those Tempted To Homeschool-An Open Letter

I heard somewhere that you were thinking about homeschooling. Don’t bother asking where, we’re like the Mafia, we never tell. But since you’re at least interested, take a seat and listen to my spiel. As tempting as homeschool sounds, you’re uncertain; suspicious even. What about socialization, grades, keeping up, and the persistent fear that your…

Come along, Mom!

Tim has developed a very sweet habit lately.  Whenever he has to go anywhere out of the family/play room, he puts up a chubby paw and asks me, in an entirely unintelligible babble, to walk with him. He won’t move until he has our hands tightly clasped and pulls me along with him, excited to…

Of wild bikinis…

(or “Green Lantern is my husband.” or “Can I be your Silver Surfer?”) Got your attention with that title, huh? The first alternate title was just given me by my daughter.  She announced that she got a teapot from Green Lantern, who “is my husband” and buys her food to give to her mother.  How…

Happy Father’s Day & trivia

Happy Father’s day to my dad and Handsome! And, now, some trivia to astonish and amaze.  Things you may not know about me, didn’t want to, were afraid to ask, or (if you’re weird) desperately wanted to know.  😉 I tried to start a blog before, got scared and ran away.  It was called Red…

We don’t do…anything?

Phew, life just doesn’t stop.  (You think I’d have learned that by now…) There’s a lot going on here and the future is looking equally busy at the moment.  Here’s a rundown of what’s happening: We’re pregnant!  That was that big surprise that I promised to tell you later.  It’ll be our 3rd, and we’ll…

Not quite Tinkerbell.

Alright, I expect I’ve tortured the grand (and great-grand) parents enough. We’ve been thinking of cutting Laura’s hair like this for a while.  I just made her promise to wait until after my brother’s wedding last November.  The little bob she was wearing previously was a compromise between her old length and shorter hair.  It…

Horatio, otherwise known as Bob

I had a real Horatio moment earlier today. ‘Horatio moment?’ you ask yourself.  ‘What on earth could that be, and who made up such a silly name for whatever it is?’  Yes, I know you’re thinking it. You remember Horatio, the trusty (if ultimately unfortunate) sidekick from Hamlet.  I’ve always loved that line from early…

Easter, et al.

Would you hate me if I posted my Easter post now?  I got distracted by a number of things.  Plus, it can be stressful going through photos late at night.  I kinda shelved it and never got back to finish editing.  So here is my belated Easter (and other things from Easter weekend) summary.  But,…

And she carried a banner white, orange, and green

Well, we had a very fun St. Patrick’s day. We painted rainbows, made shamrocks and pots of gold, and set a leprechaun trap with corn syrup on a plate beneath the pots of gold on our window.  Now, everyone knows that when leprechauns are caught they must give you gold.  Or, in our case, gold…

The Holidays

Edit:  I intended to get a picture of my cupcakes up this morning.  My plans were foiled by four greedy little hands and two hungry little mouths.  If you ever intend to take a picture of something edible, please do not leave it on the kitchen table even if you think the gate will stop…

How we (kinda) homeschool

I’ll write another post later about my reasons for homeschooling.  For now, I just want to show what materials we’re currently using and share my thoughts on them. When I began investigating homeschooling, I was immediately bombarded with information.  I hadn’t realized that there were so many different ways to teach from home!  It’s actually…