Summer Reading BINGO 2020 | Free Printable

I just finished creating a summer reading challenge for 2020 because my kids have ONE WEEK LEFT of distance learning before our summer break begins! Is anyone else baffled by how fast and how slow quarantine seems to go at the same exact time? My kids are counting down the days and I’m trying toContinue reading “Summer Reading BINGO 2020 | Free Printable”

My Homeschooling Plan for Next Week

I’m still waiting to hear from our kids’school about a formal plan for the coming weeks but after a week of letting the kids indulge in all the video games and YouTube videos they can stand (hey, it’s Spring Break!) I’m thinking next week will need a little more structure. I’m tentatively considering some websites,Continue reading “My Homeschooling Plan for Next Week”

File this under: Things found while cleaning the house.

Sometimes I’m cleaning up around the house and I find stuff like this lying around and I’m torn between “Geez, does anyone even clean up after themselves…” and “Wait? What? What even is this?” and sometimes “Are my children brilliant and way more funny and interesting than I am?” and then “Do you think I’mContinue reading “File this under: Things found while cleaning the house.”

8 things my kids have asked me for recently.

Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s time to obsess over the upcoming Winter holidays. Obviously we’re going to skip right over Thanksgiving because here in America, we’re more concerned with commercialistic holidays like Black Friday, Christmas and Christmas Bonus Time (You know I’m kidding right? Thanksgiving is awesome and there should always be pumpkinContinue reading “8 things my kids have asked me for recently.”

What’s Saving My Life Right Now.

I don’t think I need to tell you that winter is HARD some days but, guys, winter is hard some days. I’ve had pretty much exactly enough cold days, icy sidewalks, sick kids, grey skies and nothing on tv. But I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy to share a list of thingsContinue reading “What’s Saving My Life Right Now.”

Don’t Blink: Her 8th Birthday

When people ask me how long we’ve lived in Wisconsin, I quickly consider the age of my daughter before responding and it always catches me by surprise. We’ve lived here for EIGHT years now and the proof is in how big my youngest child is. Which seems to be bigger every time I look atContinue reading “Don’t Blink: Her 8th Birthday”

Swim Lessons: Underwater Pictures and Mom-commentary

We just finished a session of swim lessons at our favorite pool. I love this place for it’s oh so small class sizes, incredible teachers and lessons that include everything from blowing bubbles underwater to every type of swim stroke you didn’t know existed. They seriously cover every aspect of swimming with detailed charts atContinue reading “Swim Lessons: Underwater Pictures and Mom-commentary”

Then and Now: Deep Questions To Ask Your Kids.

So about this time four years ago I asked the kids a bunch of super deep questions about lifeĀ and shared them with you. I thought I’d ask the kids the same questions today and see how their answers changed and share my findings. 2013 | 2017 Back in 2013 the kids were about 3 1/2Continue reading “Then and Now: Deep Questions To Ask Your Kids.”