The Easy Way to Memorize Multiplication Tables

Each week, three of my children bring home something from school that they are to memorize by Friday. We get the obvious sight words and spelling lists. Then, as they get older, they work into vocabulary and poetry.  That being said, the Mount Everest of elementary school memorization at our house, is multiplication tables. What […] Read more…

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes – With Whole Wheat Flour

I try to serve mychildren a healthy breakfast every morning.  Having said that, we had a bad week this past week and went through an entire bag of Marshmallow Matties.  I cleaned out their systems this morning though with some delicious oatmeal, so hopefully we’ll be okay. My children don’t want oatmeal for breakfast every […] Read more…

Easy DIY Cinnamon Chips with Vanilla Icing Dip

Cinnamon rolls are in a tight 3-way-race to be my all-time favorite treat. The smell they make while baking is mouth wateringly delicious. Then you top their hot goodness with a generous helping of vanilla butter cream, and I am a lost woman. This recipe mimics that taste in simple form, and it kinda happened […] Read more…

Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If…

To give this post some context, I’ve spent a good part of this past week sitting on the couch with two babies on my lap, closely snuggled (aka sandwiched) by an additional three kids.  Of the five, four are sick with an influenza bug.  Over the course of each day my shirt has functioned a […] Read more…

A Harry Potter Birthday Party

My oldest daughter would rather read than do just about anything else, and for several years we wouldn’t catch her with anything other than Harry Potter.  She is our resident expert on the series and can tell us at any given time what happened where and in which book.  It became an obsession with her, […] Read more…

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