11 Alternatives to Paper Tests for your Homeschool

11 Alternatives to Paper Tests for Your Homeschool

  The purpose of a test is to evaluate whether or not the students have mastered a skill, understand a topic, or retain specific knowledge.  Paper tests are efficient in that they are relatively quick and easy to grade.  I have nothing against paper tests.  In fact, I use paper tests a good bit in […]

Teaching Your Teen How To Handle Insults

Teaching Your Teen How To Handle Insults

With the rise of social media, insults and unsolicited critiques are everywhere.   They seem to come at us from every direction.  It is more important now than ever that teens know how to handle insults, critiques, and advice.  It seems that, unfortunately, far too many teens fall into one of two camps:  (1) Those […]

Homeschool Moms Ain’t Got No Time to Cook

Did you notice the grammatical error or two in my title?  Based on my time spent in the homeschooling community, I figured that grammatical errors were the best way to get a homeschool mom’s attention.  LOL I have no time to cook, and I know that I’m not alone. Because I know some of you […]

My Christmas Tree 2016 has a garden theme.

My Christmas Tree 2016: Garden Theme

Few things in life can make me feel like a kid again.  My Christmas tree is definitely one of those things.  Just looking at a Christmas tree can bring back all the wonder and excitement of childhood.  The Trisha Dishes Christmas Tree 2016 has a garden theme which adds elements of romance and a touch […]

Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy! Check out these fabulous ideas.

Thanksgiving Decorating Made Easy

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Every year, my mother’s family comes from all over the country to celebrate Thanksgiving together.  Siblings, cousins, and second cousins talk, play, eat, and eat some more.  We have ruthless board game battles, share stories of years long gone, and catch up on each other’s lives.  Even though the celebrations […]

October 15 is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day. Show your support by participating in the international wave of light.

Wave of Light October 15, 2016 Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

Many of you may know that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  You may or may not be aware that October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  In honor of all the babies gone too soon and in support for their grieving family, October 15 is set aside for a day of […]