Re-Organizing our Classroom AGAIN

Wow, am I really re-organizing our classroom AGAIN?! I seem to do this every few months, but I am never satisfied with how things have turned out. So, here we go again for hopefully the last time. Purchasing the desks This time I decided to change it up. Instead of using hand me down items and trying to piece together what I wanted, I decided to just purchase everything I wanted from Ikea. I have Read More

Half Way Through 1st Grade

Wow! Has it really been 21 weeks since we started our 1st grade curriculum?! This year seems to be flying by. Here is a little run down of how our year has gone so far. Figuring our Curriculum Our biggest challenge of homeschooling is deciding on curriculum. This year we have decided to use several different programs and they are working well for us. Our first program that we use is Reading Eggs. I stumbled Read More

Getting the homeschool routine down.

Wow! We are on week 11 of our school year. It has gone by so fast,  and I am so happy to watch my little guy grow and learn before my eyes. This year has been so much easier, organized, fun, and we are learning so much. Choosing a curriculum The number one thing that has helped us so far this year, was finding a good curriculum. Last year I tried to just make it Read More

Our First Week Back to Homeschooling

Wow! It has been awhile since we have updated everyone. It has been a crazy few months in our house. We started with some home renovations in March and they are still on going. To say it’s been stressful is an understatement. We started our first week of Kindergarten on June 5th, 2017, and it has been great. We are starting out slow, just so we can reaccumulate to being on a schedule and will Read More

South Florida Science Center Visit

This week we have been visiting family in South Florida.  One of my favorite places to visit is the South Florida Science Center. This has always been a favorite place of mine. I even volunteered here 15 years ago. Their current exhibit is called Our Body: The Universe Within, and is an exhibit of real life bodies. The bodies are preserved using a special process called polymer impregnation. The exhibit is very interesting and great for all ages. Read More

Wigs for Kids Hair Donation

Have you ever wanted to make a drastic change to your hair? Like really drastic? I have, and I do it about every 2-3 years. We are actually at the 2 year mark since I cut 18 inches of my hair and made a donation to Wigs for Kids. Before cutting my hair it was SO long. Long enough that I was sitting on it, getting it caught in things, and it took FOREVER to do Read More

Realizing that you have lost your true self.

Have you ever laid in bed at night and just felt that you had lost or were losing your self? This is something I have struggled with recently, and I am determined to find my way back to the old me. While I know that I can’t be exactly who I was a year ago, I know I can at least get back to the happy me. It all started in January 2016,  I was Read More

Our Pregnancy Loss

In 2012, my husband(my long term boyfriend at the time) and I decided that we were ready to start a family. We had some hurtles ahead. I have several heart conditions and a cardiac pacemaker, so we wanted to check with all my doctors before moving forward with our journey. Our first step in this process was to speak to my OBGYN. We spoke about having my Mierna birth control removed, the risk of pregnancy, Read More

LifeProof 6plus Frē Case Review

** This review is my own honest opinion and I received no compensation to write this review.** Do you have little ones always asking to play with your phone? I know I do, and I am always terrified that it will get broken. Not only is my child clumsy, but he gets it from me. I constantly drop my phone while I am using it. It is my rule that every time I get a new Read More

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

February is Red Dress Month for Women, or Go Red for Women Month. It is sponsored by the American Heart Association, and helps inform women about the signs/symptoms of heart disease. Most of us know someone in our family who is affected by heart disease, or it may be you. In my family it is me, I have heart disease. Did you know that women experience signs completely different then men when it comes it heart Read More