Distractions seem like my nemesis. As soon as I settle in for a read-aloud it’s inevitable—my baby cries or my five-year-old gets into a fight with my toddler. For my kids, distractions are their secret weapon. They love finding something else to think about, look at, or read that isn’t the work at hand.

Be the Mom

be the mom
  With the onset of summer, many of us are ready for a break from homeschooling. Now, I realize that not everyone takes a full summer vacation due to their choice to school year round, and that’s fine, too. However, there’s one thing I really want to encourage you to do this summer, and that’s

Developing Patience for the Road Ahead

developing patience
  I almost didn’t get this article written this week because a tornado hit our state, and we lost power for almost a week. The first two days, my children kept asking when they’d be able to watch TV or use the computer again. I’ve made a point to limit their screen time, and because

Summer Fun and Freebies

summer fun
  It is another awesome time of year during which there are a plethora of free activities available to children and adults. I know that we all live in different parts of the world, but some things are similar no matter where you live. Hopefully, you’re able to find the exact program I mention or

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