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. …

The Homeschool Song for Wee Ones

JMJ112  *Since there is so little to report on the academic front today, I decided to write a few lyrics to go with the familiar kid’s tune, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, to have at least a little shareable content with my readers.  My kids, who are all too old for such songs now, thought I…

How to Build the Homeschool High School Dossier

JMJ110  *These days, I imagine you can send the high school dossier electronically, instead of having to print a hard copy, although you may enjoy looking at a physical copy of the culmination of four years of hard work.  Not just your child’s hard work, but also all the hours you spent putting together her…

21 Park Day ideas

JMJ107  *One super fun idea is to host a marketplace- Instead of a clothes or toy swap, switch it up a bit.  Set up a few tables or blankets with the wares, give each child a handful of nickels, and sell everything for 5-10 cents.  Kids can even make things to sell. Park days are…

Quotes for a Weary Mom Part 1

JMJ105  *Today was most definitely a weary day for a weary mom.  I really benefit from a little “quote therapy”, to pick me up, when I have a day like this.  It is soothing to read the kind words others have written, in a spirit of encouragement and also humor.  I thought I would share what…