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It’s Still Winter: A Bucket List and Some Other Things…

It's raining today. And icy. And gloomy. I am naturally a pessimist, but I don't like gloom.  I don't like dark and dreary and things dragging me down and negativity.  I think that's because I know that, the more I'm around it, the more it brings me down.  And the longer I'm down the worse I get.  So needless to say, since I can't control the weather, I'm feeling somewhat gloomy.  Like an Eeyore. No offense to Eeyore, but I'd rather not be him.  I'd rather be like Pooh.  Or even Olaf-like.  (Can you tell we watch a lot of…

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Work in Progress Wednesday: Summer Activity Calendar

It's cold outside!  If you live up North, you know what I mean. And for some reason, even though my family is from the northern part of the country, I've never gotten used to the cold weather.  I could spend the rest of my life in the south. Brrrrrr! So today, I'm thinking happy, warm thoughts.  In other words...summer... I know it's a bit early, but as I say every year it's never to early to start planning for summer! And even though we don't have any funds right now, I'm going to go ahead and plan for the best; hopefully…

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The Seven-Day Sprint

Oh my goodness...I am just thinking about the next couple of weeks in a panic. Some of you may be sharing the same thought: WHERE DID SUMMER GO??? Crazy mom that I am, I had this summer completely booked. I don't know what it was about last summer, but I feel like I got so much more done. This summer completely got away from me.
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Avoid the Summer Slide: Review Packets Worth Investing In

I spent quite a while this past month searching for a summer packet for the kids.  Now before you think I'm crazy, I don't make them do schoolwork all summer.  If you saw my last post, you know I love to fit in lots of fun.  But I also hate to think that my kids missed out on great learning opportunities and fell behind just because I decided to let them completely veg out over the summer.  Must be the importance of education that my grandma ingrained in my head. So finally I came across some great packets that I…

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