47 Things in 47 Years

47 Things in 47 Years

Excuse me while I do a little introspecting on the brink of my 47th birthday.  What can I say, I’m an INFP – I think “navel gazing” is our middle name.  But I strongly prefer the word “introspective” to the more derogatory “navel gazing,” because knowing yourself is not a bad thing!

There is so much to be learned by knowing yourself.  With self-knowledge, you can more fully understand others. What person doesn’t desire to be known and understood?

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How to Create Activities for Any Book

How to Create Activities for Any Book

We love books, and we love learning through books here. Picture books, chapter books, encyclopedias, anthogies, whatever!  But being the perfectionist that I am, I’m often less than enthused by curricula that’s designed to tell me what I should be doing with each book we read.  It just always seems thin, and sort of forced.

After buying several such books, I realized that I was not following 80% of what they were telling me anyway – I was designing my own ideas.

Today I’m at My Joy Filled Life talking about just that!  Come on over and stay awhile, Sarah has a fantastic blog.

Here’s the link to my post –

How to Create Learning Activities for Any Book

See you there!

Self Care at 7

Self Care at 7

What is Self Care at 7?

Every day in February, I will be posting a little self care tidbit at 7 AM and 7 PM on Twitter, and occasionally Facebook and Instagram.  Just something quick that you can most likely do right then and there, or with some small effort like getting up for hand lotion or a drink of water.

February is a month focused on love, and I want my readers to not forget themselves!

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5 Things My Daughter Taught Me About Homeschooling with Dyslexia

5 Things My Daughter Taught Me About Homeschooling with Dyslexia

This week is the last week I’m Homeschool-Teacher-Mom to my daughter.

Next week she starts her semester at the community college for her last two classes of homeschooling…ever.

This girl of mine, what can I say? I knew when I was pregnant with her that she would be special.

I wasn’t sure exactly how that would play out, but what I *didn’t* expect was that she would teach me far more than I would teach her.

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