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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…

Cooking Under Pressure

A year ago this Christmas I got a pressure cooker from my parents.  The fad hadn’t hit full force then yet, so I was a little unsure about the whole thing.  I had an image in my head from when I was young… mom’s noisy old pressure cooker was on the stove hissing away, and…

Cold Weather Motivations

This is the hardest time of year for me. The holidays are over, the decorations are packed away, and the snow (if you’ve got any!) doesn’t seem so pretty anymore. I’m ready for some sunshine! Less than sixty days until those warm temps and bright days! Woo-hoo! Gotta work on keeping that in mind to…

Topics: Goals, Peace

Five Methods of Homeschooling

  Thinking of Homeschooling your kids?  Where do you start?  There are sooo many places to look, and sooo many curriculum publishers, if you don’t have someone to help guide you through the maze, it’d be easy to get lost! In the beginning with our family, I remember doing tons and tons of research… and…

Topics: Education

Winter Warmth

Since I missed out on 16 years of snow and ice and wind chills and these lovely freezing temperatures when I was a kid growing up out west, I like to think I’m making up for it now.   I’m not a fan of the cold temps at all… but give me a nice, deep snow…