Hey Mama Monday

Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, You thought you had an unproductive week. You whispered under your breath that it was useless, pointless, low yielding, and that you are just not cut out. Let’s look at some truth, though, OK? 1. Your kids – when they wake up – look for you. It’s the Mama they run to

Have Yourself a Healthy Little Christmas

stay healthy this Christmas season
  It’s ironic that I’m passing along advice on how to stay healthy during the holiday season. Gurrrlll! I’ve been sick for a week. Some nasty cold has laid me low. I do, however, understand the need for preventative care. When I was 27 years old, I had a near fatal episode of congestive heart

The Season of Not Gifting

season of giving
  Far too many of us get stressed out around this time of year because we are trying to live like the rest of the world. We want the perfect picture for our Christmas cards, the best selection of food for our holiday party, and we want to choose the perfect gift for every person
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine
  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to grab the newest print edition of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, Winter 2017/18, that is heading off to the printers very soon! You need to make your way over to the TOS Store and get your copy pre-ordered at the amazing price of $10 (which includes shipping!). Do
fun december activities
  When the calendar flips to December, we’re all ready for a much-needed change of pace. I’ve discovered it’s the perfect time of year to put aside the book work, and do our homeschooling differently. I focus on building important memories and spending time with family and friends. But, I don’t want learning to stop

Six Things I Learned from ADHD

  As parents, we often focus on finding solutions to the challenges our children (and we) face. We think of these challenges as negatives. What if we are really the ones who need changing? Maybe God gave us out-of-the-box kids to cause us to grow in our faith, to throw away our assumptions about parenting,
relaxed Christmas season
  Does the idea of having a relaxed and peaceful Christmas make you scoff? Do you think that in order to ensure your children have fond memories of the holidays you have to drive yourself into the ground? I have good news for you! You CAN make the holidays special for your family, create wonderful

What I Learned Along the Riverbank

    1“The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home.” With these words, we enter a very special world called the Riverbank, created by Kenneth Grahame. We are introduced to Mole, a tender-hearted optimist, whose big heart often gets the better of him; Ratty, an industrious, kind, and sensible

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