For our Christmas baskets/platters in 2008, one of the goodies that was included (which we froze ahead of time, so we didn't have to do all of the baking at once) were Super Duper Chocolate Kiss Cookies. I read about them in a magazine called Christmas Cookies and they were billed as a cookie to ... Read More about Super Duper Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Our state has very few requirements for homeschoolers. Seriously -- very few. The major requirement is to have 180 instructional days.I will admit -- I have a problem sometimes with how to quantify "an instructional day."Confession #1: I think I get so caught up in what should count as an ... Read More about Confessions from the Middle of Our First Year of Homeschooling
On a recent trip to Walmart with my parents, Noah went through the line with them, and Eric and the other kids and I all went through another line. When we met up, my Mom filled me in on what happened at their check out. She told me that Noah had been doing little things to try to help the ... Read More about A helpful boy
A year ago, my daughter Molly and I participated in an organized playgroup once a week with other children that were around her age. I wanted to share the schedule that they used because I thought that it was a great program that could easily be translated into home activities, a co-op ... Read More about Toddler Play Activities for Home or Co-op
As heard in our van... Molly (age 4): Can you teach a monkey to drive? Mom: Drive a car? Molly: Yeah. Can you teach a monkey to drive a car? Mom: Hmmm...I guess you can. Molly (with a knowing laugh before starting up): Yeah, when I was a mommy and you were just a little girl, I ... Read More about Can a Monkey Drive a Car?