As you know I created a special summer routine/schedule to prevent the girls from experiencing summer learning loss. We are all participating in our library’s summer reading program which will maintain or increase their reading capabilities. Luckily both of the girls ended the school year exceeding their grade-appropriate reading levels (Big 5th and Little 1st). … More Try A Word Jar To Boost Children’s’ Vocabulary
Happy Monday to everyone! It is the beginning of the week which requires a boost of motivation. Today’s motivational image quote was found on Pinterest. We all question if we have what it takes to reach our goals or perform daily tasks. I personally question myself and my skills ALL the time when I shouldn’t…. Reality … More Why stress? You have what it takes!
It’s Sunday and I tried three new recipes this week. Kool-Aid Slushie – For the summer the girls get to cook something on their own (with me lurking around) so we tried a recipe from the community blog MomAdvice. The girls love getting slushies at the gas station/market so they were excited to make one of their own. All … More What’s Cooking: Kool-Aid Slushie, Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken, From Scratch Blueberry Dump Cake
My Single Mom Journey is a blog series explaining my path to being a single mom (My single mom memoirs). Read the intro to find out more… How old were you when you had your first? What were you doing before the girls? Did you always want to be a mom? It is funny how people … More My Single Mom Journey – Before the girls…
How long have you been divorced? Does their dad live here in too? Did you adopt? These are some of the many questions I get asked when people find out that I am a single mother of two girls…An every single time I have to explain my situation or give a glimpse into my … More My Single Mom Journey – Intro
It’s Friday — WOOT WOOT!! I can semi-sleep in these next two days…waking up early for swimming lessons has been a difficult task for the girls so I’m sure they will enjoy a break till next week. And I will enjoy not having to scream for them to wake up 🙂 I’m also glad it … More Fab Five Friday – Summer Learning Science Style
For the summer we will try to do something for others every Thursday — our way of giving back and making a small difference in the world. I try to get the girls to do some form of kindness during the holidays and when an opportunity arises…thankfully they got the “giving spirit” gene from their … More Thoughtful Thursday – Send some Sunshine