The Messy Side of Creativity

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein My kids are creative. I love that about them! I can’t say that I’m overly fond of the chaos that tends to go hand in hand with creativity though… In a fit of frustration I asked, “How do you encourage creativity without the house getting trashed?” I…

Sick Day Strategies

Three and a half weeks into January and someone in our house has been sick every day of it. Currently, all six of us coughing due to a particularly tenacious cold virus… Where’s my substitute teacher when I need her? Since substitute teachers don’t come standard in our “New Homeschooler” orientation kit, we need a…

My New Favorite Planner

I’ve mentioned before how much I love the planners from Home Educating Family. Well, they’ve done it again! Today we’re launching My Well Planned Day (MWPD). It’s an online planner that will help you keep track of homeschooling, appointments, events, shopping lists, meal planning, and more! Now, I’m not exactly a digital planner gal. I’ve…