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Creative Writing: Taking on the Challenges One Prompt at a Time

Our homeschooling curriculum has always been quite heavy in the creative writing department. When we were using a private online school, kiddo turned every writing assignment into an exercise in creativity - whether in plot, setting,

The Birthday Gift That Just Keeps Giving

Let's get some facts out there from the get go - The "quilting gene" that my mother and aunt have both been blessed with, skipped me - like skipped me by a mile. I know

“A Dog’s Purpose” – It can be so much more than just a cute movie!

If you were in any theater over the holiday season, you most likely saw the trailers for "A Dog's Purpose". The heartwarming story told from the perspective of a family dog is based on the

Another Day In “Our Normal” Life

Nothing glamorous or exciting planned for the day, except for a trip to the store to get cabbage. Late afternoon, and it looked like a good time to head out to the grocery store. We

Red Curls For My Girl – Naturally

My 11-year-old kiddo had decided she wanted a red streak in her hair. This shouldn’t have been a surprise to me, and honestly I think I had seen it coming for a while. Fact -

Never Too Old

As I was searching through my writing folder, I came upon something I wrote about this time last year.  It was just a short random piece that I wrote while trying to capture the feelings

Welcome

today is the day... today is the day? Today is the day... Today is the day? Holy Crap.....TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!! I am ripping the band-aid off,  jumping into the deep end, performing

Warning – Part Rant and Part Proud Parent Moment!

In all her years of schooling, kiddo has never had anything less than an A in all her classes. Were we proud of her for those grades? Sure we were proud; those grades showed us,

Does it fit?

Sometimes no matter what you do, or how hard you try, things just don't fit. And, when things don't fit well, discomfort and even pain are normally very close by.  An ill-fitting pair of shoes

Give Me A Minute – Got A Few Things To Say

Parenting, Giftedness, Education, Life...there will be no rhyme or reason to this post. It is what we, around here affectionately call "verbal vomit". (You know, when you really don't want to hold it in, and