Category Archives: Kids

Home Organization and Rewards, Again

When we first started homeschooling grade level in 2012, I took the summer before to get our home life running a bit more smoothly, and it really paid off.  We instituted a system for chores (see post here: Restore Sanity) … Continue reading

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Easter Party!

We had an Easter “picnic” party this year, to try to get to know our new neighbors.  It was a blast!  Except..so much for the “picnic” part.  We got snow the whole day before the party, so the day of … Continue reading

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Summer Fun days

“Go Outside and Play!”  That’s been my standard line all day.  We’ve had Fall come upon us already, leaves falling, rain every day…until today.  Sunny and warm!  So we kicked the kids outside while we made chocolate birthday cakes.  They … Continue reading

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Kids can cook?

The answer is, of course they can.  Many kids and younger siblings would die of starvation if they didn’t manage to learn basic survival skill #1: Getting something to eat.  I remember one aspect that was mind-blowing during our visit … Continue reading

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Another venture into GF living and random thoughts on Bounty

You know, not all my experiments work just how I planned.  For example, the predecessor to this recipe is not up here.  It tasted great, nobody could tell it was primarily made from  chickpeas, but it gave all of us … Continue reading

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House Cleaning Part 5

In Part 1 of this series on house cleaning we talked about what factors are needed for a clean house. In Part 2 we discussed how Expectations enter into the mess. In Part 3 we began to talk about what … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning (purging) for a Large Family

When you’re a mother of a large family, spring cleaning takes on a whole ‘nother dimension.  I’ve been a professional house cleaner and home organizer for a few years  now.  I hope these tips help you!  Life with a large … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Traditions

Every family has traditions, for good or ill.  One we have chosen involves Sunday nights.  Generally we keep Sunday as our rest day, so the afternoons are usually full of play and rest.   By Sunday night nobody feels much like … Continue reading

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ADHD in girls

This article on HuffPost about how many girls are missing being properly diagnosed with adhd until years of suffering got me going tonight. This is such a good thing to know for any parent. As the article says, many girls … Continue reading

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Cheap Christmas Gifts

Need more gifts than you have the cash for?  Well, we do, so I thought I’d share one of the things we’re doing for the kids this Christmas.  It’s a spin off of our chore reward boards, details here. Here … Continue reading

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