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Spring Activities To Do With Your Kids (Indoors and Outdoors)

Mar 8, 2017

Spring is in the air!
Spring Activities to Do with Kids

The warmer days, beautiful flowers blooming, and the opportunities to get outside and enjoy the days make spring such a wonderful time of year. Everyone is excited to get outside!

Sometimes, however, the weather doesn't cooperate, so today am sharing both indoor and outdoor activities you can do with your children.
Here is a list of activities. On the warmer days you might want to get out and enjoy the weather, and on some more rainy or cooler days stay inside!

Weekly Wrap-Up: The Week We Had a Beatlemania Experience and I Dyed My Hair Blue

Oct 1, 2016 Jacksonville, FL, USA


The Beatles Eight Days a Week #TheBeatlesEightDaysaWeek
The Beatles Movie #TheBeatlesEightDaysAWeek

I haven't written a weekly wrap-up in about a year. Seriously, I really need to do them more often - like maybe weekly - because I often want to write about what's going on in our lives, but don't want to bore you with my daily activities.

Yes, I need to just wrap up once a week to fill my own need to document our story. After all, this is the perfect place for my mom blogging.

6 Fall Traditions My Family Enjoys

Sep 22, 2014

Our family has a list of things we do each and every autumn season. Come find out what they are.

I've been waiting for fall for months now. I know that must sound crazy. I don't know why it was on my mind, but it was. For a few months, I've been having mental flashes to all the things we did last fall and found myself anticipating all the fun events.

And now it's finally here. FALL IS HERE! 


Right now our family is busy preparing for the birth of another child. The baby is due on October 8th (Yay! Another grandchild!) and we're putting together foods for labor and postpartumn. (You can see some of the great suggestions my Facebook followers gave me here.) But baby needs to time this right, because I have plans! ;-) 

Here are a few of our family traditions.

The Week We Had a Baby Shower

Aug 29, 2014

In my weekly wrap-up you'll find a photo shoot, thoughts about moving and a baby shower at which one daughter honored another daughter.

The week has been stressful and busy. Last week I made a decision to stop a legal battle over my house. This week, we've been searching for a new place while trying to pack, make appointments, and deal with the everyday tasks of life.

It hasn't worked very well.

Weekly Wrap-Up: A Difficult Decision and a Nerd Fest

Aug 22, 2014

My kids attended a nerd fest and I decided to leave my "forever home." This and more in my weekly wrap-up and homeschool mother's journal.

It has been a while since I made any personal blog posts. One of my goals, now that I've changed my blog name, is to write on a more personal level more often. I suppose participating in the Homeschool Mother's Journal and Weekly Wrap-Up is one place to start.

Our Doctor Who 5th Grade Homeschool Graduation Party

Aug 3, 2014

A homeschool graduation set to the theme of Doctor Who turns out fabulously for this little girl.

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Two weeks ago, we had a 5th grade graduation party for Lorelai. We went with a Doctor Who theme because she a huge fan. Huge fan. Did I say HUGE? 


We invited family members and her closest homeschool friends to celebrate this transition from elementary to middle school years. It was a day she'll never forget!

I'm sharing photos from the day. I've blurred the faces of certain ones, either because I haven't obtained their permission to publish or for their own protection.

Black Bears and Possum and Gators, OH MY!

Oct 19, 2013


In my life this week...

I've been blogging a lot! Yes, that's tiring. Just a little recap in case you've missed posts this week...
Be sure to check those out. That really is all I've been up to this last week. 


Beautiful Japanese-Themed Homeschool Graduation Party

Jul 15, 2012

On Saturday, we had an 8th grade graduation party for Alexis!

Due to her love of Japan, the culture, the people, the language (she's been teaching herself Japanese), we went with a Japanese theme: Cherry Blossoms.

The party wasn't a surprise, but the theme was kept from her for months. Because she's vegetarian, we served vegetarian Japanese dishes. After the party, which was about 4 hours long, we went to the Orlando Science Center. 

It was a small gathering of mostly immediate family and homeschool friends. I was so happy that her dad's mom and brother were able to make it. Her dad would be so proud of his little girl. She's growing up to be quite the young lady.

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