Short Answer: YouTube Long Answer: About ten YouTube videos, because someone is giving bad information and you have to make sure the “amazing” recipe you find is actually going to work so you need to find multiple people using the recipe and at least one review of the recipe and if you’re really lucky a… Read More How to Make Your Own Anything
You all saw I set aside cash money for school supplies. “I’m a bigwig now!” I thought. “I can buy them shoes whenever they need them!” I walked around the house practically looking like Mick Jagger I was chicken dance-walking so hard around my living room. Then we registered the children for school. $281 in… Read More School Fees (or I Was Not Prepared Even Though I Thought I Was)
When I was young, I had to be bribed to go shopping. I hated trying on clothes. I didn’t like or understand fashion, and looking cute was never something I cared about. (Yes, this turned out exactly as you’d expect. I was horribly teased most of my life. Now? Surprise! I know fashion like you… Read More The Pros and Cons of Online School Shopping
After re-reading this post for typos and grammar, I feel it sounds like an advertisement or “sponsored” post for vaping or a vape company. It is not. This is an unpaidfor piece based on my experience for the purpose of helping someone who might be int he same position I am right now and wondering… Read More How and Why One Mom Started Vaping (an e-cigarette love story)
Last night my kids wrapped teacher gifts for their teachers. One gift for the main classroom teacher and one for each math teacher because they both go to math for an hour a day. Also because they are math teachers and I think that deserves a yearly prize because it’s awesome. My kids were wrapping… Read More “Teacher Gifts” would Bankrupt Me!
I have been on a six month saga to get my daughter into a preschool. The local programs are state funded by this really cool preschool for all grant. The thing is, there are risk factors. If there is low competition for spots, financial risk can get you in. It makes sense, because a child… Read More Homeschooling the Preschool Child
My two older kids are going into second and third grade. They were both in accelerated math last year so when they were in first grade and second grade they were doing second and third grade math. Now that they’re going into second and third grade, they will be doing third and fourth grade math.… Read More How to Keep Up With Math in the Summer on the Cheap
Maybe I want too much. Maybe I’m greedy. Maybe nothing is ever good enough for me. Whether or not any of those things apply, I have a problem with the way Universal Class is being run. I’m currently in three classes: Tarot Cards 101 (Why not?) Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate (I’m a stressed,… Read More Universal Class Review (It’s Falling A Little Short of My Expectations)
It’s an old far side joke, I know, it’s cheesy and silly and right now feels accurate. This morning, just to keep the kids entertained I gave them color-in worksheets from Super Mom Moments and they really had fun coloring them in. They had to color the verbs, nouns, and adjectives different colors. Is that… Read More How Do I Determine Reading Placement for My Daughter? (also, kid anxiety is sad)
After various incidents in the school I am thinking that my lovely 2nd grader is not getting the attention, help, or support she needs in school. She is not special needs (except being in the gifted math program at school – if that even qualifies) and she does not have a disability. She does not… Read More Do I want to Homeschool in Illinois? Where do I Start?