To the 18 year old girl I used to know

Dear 18 year old girl I used to know,      Honey, I know if you’re reading this your world probably feels a little upside down right now. It doesn’t seem like it at the moment, but IT WILL BE OKAY. I know because I’ve been there. I remember it so vividly. Every feeling, every emotion,Continue reading “To the 18 year old girl I used to know”

8th Grade promotion/ Our first “podcast”

These pictures from Cameron’s kindergarten graduation showed up on my FB memories last week <3 Now.. here we are celebrating his 8th grade promotion! Oh my goodness.. be still my heart! <3 I thought it would be fun to do this little “interview” with him before he starts high school and see how the answersContinue reading “8th Grade promotion/ Our first “podcast””

Norden academy – 7th grade remote learning

During the first school shutdown in 2020, Cameron was required to do two “family science projects” per week for the last quarter of the year. Home Science Tools was an excellent way for us to easily have ideas and supplies at our fingertips. They had quick delivery and the kits included everything we needed, thenContinue reading “Norden academy – 7th grade remote learning”

Running for office (6th grade edition)

Let me start off by saying, I HATE public speaking. I always have, and here I am – 30 years old – and I still hate it! I remember sitting in elementary school and our teachers would have us read aloud. I would literally start counting the sentences to figure out what part I wasContinue reading “Running for office (6th grade edition)”

Marching to the beat of his own drum… literally!

Cameron recently decided he wanted to try taking drum lessons, and he has been LOVING IT! He seems to a be a natural, and it is my favorite part of every week to see him light up! Cameron didn’t know this when he chose his instrument but I could’t wait to show him pictures ofContinue reading “Marching to the beat of his own drum… literally!”

F Minus in Motherhood

This one goes out to the moms who have been feeling like they’ve earned themselves an F- in motherhood lately. I see you. I get you. We’re in this together! It’s been awhile since I’ve written. I don’t really know why. I suppose, maybe a little case of “lack of inspiration”? I try so hardContinue reading “F Minus in Motherhood”

Celebrating Small Victories (An Open Letter to My Son)

As I was watching Atypical, it came to a scene where the teenage boy was upset because of terrible things his peers wrote around his picture in his yearbook. He went to the only place he knew he would feel better, until his parents and sister found him. When his mom got there she toldContinue reading “Celebrating Small Victories (An Open Letter to My Son)”

Santa Claus is coming to town!

      It’s that time of year again! Christmas-time! My favorite time! It really is the most wonderful time of the year. I saw a meme a few weeks ago that said “my favorite color is Christmas lights“. I am pretty sure it was made with me in mind. I LOVE Christmas lights. They areContinue reading “Santa Claus is coming to town!”

Kids, electronics, & a little bit of momsense

I have found there seems to be TONS and TONS of articles about why people do not let their kids use electronics and about how terrible they are for kids. I represent what seems to be the smaller percentage of parents (or at least the ones who aren’t afraid to admit) that lets my kidContinue reading “Kids, electronics, & a little bit of momsense”

10 thoughts I had while helping my son with his school project on 70s fashion

Cameron had to complete a poster board about fashion in the 70s. While I was helping him, these were some of the thoughts I had. Has anyone else felt this way? 1. Does anyone else help their kids with their homework? They say you shouldn’t help.. but how else is this ever going to getContinue reading “10 thoughts I had while helping my son with his school project on 70s fashion”

Cameron’s Book Report – Newspaper Style

Cameron has monthly book reports. Each month he is given a theme and has to choose one of the options in his packet for projects. This month was mystery/horror theme and he decided to go with the news article project. He had to write a report as though it was a front page news article.Continue reading “Cameron’s Book Report – Newspaper Style”

Cameron’s Corner – 8/2018

Mod Forest Burns Down – Written by: Cameron, August 2018.  Inspired by: Minecraft. I woke up with my orange covers wrapped around me and the sun made them hotter and tighter then they were already there and when I woke up in my room with my orange bed my dog Lucy was still sleeping curled upContinue reading “Cameron’s Corner – 8/2018”

July 2018 Summer Family Fun Ideas

Are you looking for some simple and cheap family fun ideas for summer? Follow these four easy steps! Download the free printable below Switch your print settings to “landscape” – and print it out. Hang on your fridge. Enjoy something to do with the kids each day to help bust the boredom blues. 🙂 NeedContinue reading “July 2018 Summer Family Fun Ideas”

5th Grade Design a Board Game Project

If you are anything like myself & my husband – when your kid brings home a school project – you know you yourself also have a project to do. Between book reports, research papers, science fair projects, and whatever else comes in – there’s always a lot of work to do – and it takesContinue reading “5th Grade Design a Board Game Project”

Allowance & Chores for kids 

Over the years I have tried to implement all sorts of chore charts for my son. Unfortunately, nothing has worked. Im mostly to blame for that for not being as consistent as I should have been about staying on top of it. However, we have started a new system in our house and so farContinue reading “Allowance & Chores for kids “