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School’s Back In!

School’s Back In!

Well, this school year is off to a much better start than last year, accomplished by the kids simply stepping foot in an actual classroom. Whew! The dreaded “everyone must wear masks” letter came out, but really that wasn’t such a surprise. Would I rather the kids be in school without a mask? Yes. Will I raise a ruckus about it to the school board and start getting signatures on a petition to reverse the mask mandate? No. I’m just…

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Fire Tiles

Fire Tiles

So, Make It Monday is a BIG hit this summer! Of all the days on our summer fun schedule, this is the one the kids most look forward to. Guess I passed along my crafty gene to them 🙂 They are at great ages (almost 8 and almost 6) to try some of the more difficult or involved crafts, which I think is what draws them to crafting. Ava still enjoys the usual construction paper, glue, stickers projects, but Eli…

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Swing Cup Painting

Swing Cup Painting

Our first Make It Monday was a success! One of our favorite You Tube channels is Dude Perfect ~ 5 guys who do trick shots, impersonations, crafts, games, etc. all in a family friendly, Christian atmosphere. No worries about inappropriate language or topics – a rarity for You Tube! Anyways, they did a craft segment where they poked a hole in the bottom of a pant can and swung it from a rope over a large canvas. The result was…

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Summer Schedules

Summer Schedules

Let’s talk schedules. During the school year, everyone is on a schedule whether they like it or not – school starts at a specific time, after school activities start at a specific time, assignments are due on a specific date, etc. You can’t avoid schedules for 9 months out of the year, but what about the other 3 summer months? If you are like me, despite living by a schedule for 9 months of the year, you realize every quickly…

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Indianapolis With Kids

Indianapolis With Kids

Indianapolis is one of those places that is so close to where we live but yet I’ve never stopped to give it a second thought about taking a vacation there. I had heard from friends there was a great children’s museum, so Indy was sort of percolating on the back burner of my brain, but again, there always seemed to be a “better” place to vacation. However, the stars aligned this spring and Indy started yelling at me with a…

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A Little of This and a Little of That

A Little of This and a Little of That

Hello readers!! Life has really kicked into high gear in our house. Between in-person school for Eli (which he rocked at!), me deciding to take up a new hobby (crochet coasters anyone??), a couple family vacays, and soccer season for not one but two kids, my writing has taken a bit of a back seat. But school’s out, soccer is finished, and summer is here, so my goal is to start writing again. Now the question is, where to begin?!?!?…

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Ice Ornaments

Ice Ornaments

We had some really cold temps the last couple weeks – so cold that we couldn’t be outside sledding or hiking or any other fun winter activity. So, I decided to bring the winter fun inside with ice ornaments! These were super simple to do and a lot of fun. Plus, they looked gorgeous hanging outside in trees with the sun reflecting off the ice and snow. Materials Silicone baking mold or flexible ice cube tray Food coloring Yarn or…

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Word on the street is…

Word on the street is…

…ALL students will be back in school full-time starting March 8th!!!! Say what?!?!? Yep, the teachers are getting their second vaccine shot this week, they have 2 weeks for the full immunization to take affect, and then bam! School is in session 5 days a week every single week. Hallelujah! As Eli and I struggled again today with schoolwork, I realized just how much I miss be only a mom to him. I go to bed at night dreading the…

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I Was Fired Today

I Was Fired Today

The day started out like every other homeschool day – time to work…no I don’t want to…well you have to…I’m only doing one thing….not the way it works buddy…yada yada yada. I was prepared for all of the protesting. I was even prepared for the pencil throwing, which inevitably ensues after lunch. What I was not prepared for today was getting fired. Oh Eli. Eli: I want a new mom. Me: Ok, how about ____’s mom, although I know she…

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One Week Down…

One Week Down…

The first week of in-person learning is finished and we are embarking on another week of at-home learning….followed by a week in school, then another week out, etc. Eli woke up Tuesday morning slightly excited to go back to school, but with some reservations. Got his lunch all packed – chicken nuggets in his thermos to stay warm (yes, I had him practice opening it at breakfast! Ha!), bag of chips, animal cookies, water bottle, and of course a sweet…

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