Fairy Gardens in Danger of Extinction: Setting Limits on Electronics

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ JMJ  *Set some limits, so that your own children can experience the same magic many of us are so sentimental about from our own childhoods.  This is easier said than done, especially with today’s generation bombarded with so many electronic devices.  Ring the School Bell 128/180 Days While our girls are beyond the “believing…

Handymom and her Littlest Fairy: Irish Limerick Fun

JMJ127  *Limericks are so fun, quirky and goofy to write!  Rather nonsensical, they may have originated in the city or county of Limerick, Ireland.  Nobody knows for certain.  There are a few things to keep in mind as you write your own limerick. Ring the School Bell 127/180 Days After mending some of the items…

Reasons to Homeschool Through High School: My Top Reason

JMJ123  *Many parents choose to send their homeschooled kids to a brick and mortar school for high school, thinking it has to be that way.  I am inviting those parents and students to consider extending homeschool into the high school years. Ring the School Bell 123/180 Days Today was Sabrina’s last day of Driver’s Education….

Until Then, Dad

JMJ122  *I never took the time I had with my dad for granted, and I am so happy I didn’t.  It is not a good idea to assume that there will always be a tomorrow to make amends or to spend time with a loved one. Ring the School Bell 122/180 Days A bientôt j’espère,…

Grandpas and Homeschooling

JMJ121  *I am going to leave the reader with the thought that homeschooling provides more time to visit with extended family, when they come to visit.  That is, if you are willing to be a little flexible with breaking away from the regular routine.   Ring the School Bell 121/180 Day Another great reason to homeschool…

Thinkin’ ’bout Homeschooling for High School?

JMJ118  *Two of my girls are now at university, and have had nothing but positive feedback in regards to their homeschool background.  It seemed to make no difference that we checked off homeschool on their college applications. Ring the School Bell 118/180 Days The time has come finally! We have worked so hard, Sabrina and…

A Special Greek Salad- from Sarah’s allergy sensitive kitchen

What makes this particular recipe special, is the marinating of the vegetables overnight, as my mother used to do, in a homemade red wine-flavored salad dressing.   A Special Greek Salad Printable version here: Recipe- Greek Salad Salad: 2 Hearts of Romaine, cut up or torn into bite-sized pieces 4 small tomatoes, sliced in thin wedges…

Walking for Family Fitness

JMJ116  *It will improve your mood.  After a stir-crazy kind of morning with little ones, getting out of the house for a bit can definitely help your tired spirit.  I would suggest using a stroller, if you want any health benefit from it, otherwise you will be stopping at every butterfly, flower and snail crossing. …

Accepting Help Sent Your Way- Part 1

JMJ115  “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” -Zig Ziglar Ring the School Bell 115/180 Days There are decisions in life that are financially rewarding, and then there are those that are not. …