Do Study Drugs Work As Advertised?

Between all the sorority mixers, club meetings, games, and internships, it’s difficult for college kids these days to find time to study. But what’s a girl to do when the clock strikes midnight and she hasn’t begun to study for her 9 a.m. exam the next day?

Enter: study drugs.

Many college level and high school students have discovered a dangerous solution to better and more intense concentration, it’s … Read More

Top 5 Apps for Home Schooling Parents

When I started searching for educational apps to help me homeschool my now-tweens, I realized there are probably more apps out there than kids who are home-schooled.

There are more than a thousand applications related to learning and teaching, actually. However, not all of them are appropriate for homeschooling parents.

In a bid to make the life of other homeschooling parents easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the … Read More

How To Meditate in 5 Easy Steps (video guide)

During my months of sickness, I learned that the best way for me to deal with my husband’s long absence and to get rid myself of daily pressures while raising two little children was to meditate every day.

What is ironic about meditation is it has only lately become seen in the West as a healing technique – but it’s been practiced for ages in the East.

In my quest … Read More

Story of World Volume 1 Resources

Story of the World is our homeschool spine.  

Our writing, reading comprehension, vocabulary and geography all center around Story of the World.  We do a lot of art projects and field trips relating to what we are learning in Story of the World.

I have compiled a list of the websites, additional reading materials and projects that we have used to supplement our learning.
I always buy both … Read More

Carnitas Time, Senior Frog

Man, I love carnitas.

I ate them a TON when my husband and I were stationed in Texas, years past. I mean, what’s better for a day of football than a huge pile of nachos carnitas?

This is an excellent carnitas recipe for a crowd. It doesn’t require much prep, either, which means you see the game and spend more time with you friends.

Pork carnitas is a classic … Read More

Why You Should Let Your Kids Use Social Media

Today, social media is just another part of being a member of society – so your kids need to participate! Especially if they are nearing the age of 13, like mine.

That said, as parents we want to keep our children safe while they are using social media.

I logged some time on the interwebs last week and found a few ways to keep them safe online – including a … Read More

Don’t Just Give It Live It

The image that pops into our heads when we hear about charitable donations is that it involves giving money, food, books and other material stuff. This is the image that has been painted by most of the modern day charity industry.

To me, though, the best kind of charity work does involve giving – just not cash or material items. I prefer another type of charity – donating my time.… Read More

Built in Bookshelves with Window-seat for under $350

When we finished our basement a couple of years ago, we made one room an office and lined the walls with IKEA Billy bookshelves. This summer, when we decided we never really used the office and the space would be better as an art studio, we needed to do something with the books and some of the bookshelves to make room for the large craft tables we now wanted for … Read More

It’s a Jersey Thing

In 1984 I was twelve years old.  I had a major crush on Ralph Macchio from the Karate Kid.  I read in TeenBeat or Bop or one of those magazines that I used to spend my allowance on that Ralph Macchio loved Bruce Springsteen.  So, I started saying that I loved Bruce Springsteen–because this way, when I met Ralph and we fell in love, we would have something in common.  … Read More