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This Week We Say Goodbye

It’s been a hard week for our family.  Some of us were fighting off colds and flu, which is in itself bad enough, but that’s never how these things work, is it?  Read with us as ComputerGuy offers a last tribute to his Grandpa Al. This week we say our final goodbyes to my grandfather….

To My Valentine

  “Be careful who you meet that first week of college,” my mom cautioned.  “People meet their future spouses the first week of college…” I may or may not have rolled my eyes at her advice.  That wasn’t my goal in going to college.  I was going to go, study, play some soccer, and come…

Spark of Interest

This afternoon while Ottergirl was at piano lessons, I had the chance to talk to another homeschooled child who is about Rocketboy’s age. He sat down next to me, book in hand, (which is another common homeschooled-kid trait that I love… those books go everywhere with them! Car rides- no matter how short, visits to…

More Chickadee-Deals

And yet another week of great deals!  These are good the week of February 4, 2018, but some may extend longer if you’re lucky. REDBOX–  Text coupon code: VALPAK to 727272 to get a code for a free one-night Redbox rental, good through the end of this month. AMAZON– is having a great deal this week…

Topics: Bargains

Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

Decorating for the different holidays is so much fun! I once knew a sweet lady that decorated for everything, Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter, Summertime, Fourth of July, etc. etc. etc. I always wondered where in the world she had room to store all that cute stuff and how she kept it all organized!  Totes upon totes!…

The Joy of Being Mom to a Boy

  A couple days ago, the kids were getting a little bit cabin feverish, so I let them go outside after their school work was done.  It wasn’t warm out, around 40, but compared to the freakishly cold temperatures we’ve been having so far this winter it must’ve felt like springtime out there to them. …

Chickadee’s Deals

Hi there, friends!   I’m hoping to add a post once a week or so listing some great deals I’ve found.  As this is the first of hopefully many, let me know if these bargains interest you!  Is there a category you’d like to see more of?  Less?  Give me some good feedback so I can…

Topics: Bargains

Job Interview Jitters

So I’ve managed to finagle myself a job interview later this week.  It’s for a part-time evening teaching position at a new community college here in town.  Now, you guys know me… I’m a homeschool mom.  Been one since the beginning.  Pre-K even.  So you know that means I’ve been off the job market for…