Christmas Countdown Ideas: Day 4

Clipboard Countdown This type of countdown to Christmas day is super easy to make! All you need is a clipboard (I used a small 8″ x 6″ clipboard), some scrapbook paper, ribbon, a glue stick and a paper trimmer or scissors. 1. Glue the background paper to your clipboard and …

Christmas Countdown Ideas: Day 3

Punchable Countdown I simply LOVE this homemade Advent calendar! You can fill the cups with a list of Advent items (see below) or chocolate or other trinkets. Each day your little one can punch through the cup to reveal what is waiting inside. I have yet to find a more …

Elf on the Shelf – week 1

A couple of days ago I introduced you all to William Alfred Edison Rollo Theodore von Bonaparte, the Conqueror…our elf. This is one crazy elf, people. (I know some of you are thinking I am the crazy one for starting the elf thing almost 2 months before Christmas.) Day 2 …

The Elf on the Shelf

It is never too early to start on Christmas, right? I am so excited it is November so I can get “the elf” out of the closet. A few months ago I heard about the Elf on the Shelf, a North Pole pixie elf that is supposedly Santa’s biggest secret …

The LEGO Wall

Also known as a boy’s dream wall. LEGO baseplates at the store can run from $9.99 to $12.99 but through the power of Google, I found really inexpensive LEGO baseplates for only $4.19 each. Also, they give a 15% discount to first time customers (use code found here) so the baseplates …

Father’s Day at My House

This is the second year that the Superhero and I have went all out with themed dinners for Father’s Day. Last year we did Star Trek and this year we did Star Wars. (I am a goober and thought Father’s Day was this weekend so we planned our surprise dinner …

Exploring the World

Click the image to visit more journals from homeschooling moms. In my life this week… It has been thunderstorming all week long and our grass is super lush and green.  I realized how horrible I am at Mario Brothers on the Wii. They will never ever play a 3-player game …

How to Catch a Leprechaun

My son is not gullible enough to fall for this anymore, but I’ve tried. I gave him a sob story about how I saw a real leprechaun behind our couch when I was his age and I spent months looking for it. (For real, I did spend months looking for …

Symbols of St. Patrick’s Day

The Shamrock “Shamrock” is the common name for several different kinds of three-leafed clovers native to Ireland. The shamrock was chosen Ireland’s national emblem because of the legend that St. Patrick had used it to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. The Trinity is the idea that God is really …