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Homeschooling Mom Fail

30 Oct

Homeschooling Mom Fail

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When you think you have it all together and your kid thinks you suck you got yourself a big fat “Mom Fail”.

One month into homeschooling and I apparently have not been doing as great as a job as I thought. Nothing ails a parent more than to see your child upset and when it’s your fault it’s even more disheartening.

Have you ever encountered this in parenting or in homeschooling? What happened and how did you handle with your child?

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Our DIY Strawberry Garden

23 Oct

Our DIY Strawberry Garden

 

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We’ve been wanting a strawberry garden for some time now so we finally decided to set out to our local Home Depot and create our own custom strawberry garden.

Every errand and trip with my kiddos is an adventure in itself. Funny, kids will always find something to amuse themselves with.

I hope you can see all the items used to create our garden. One thing not shown here is our drip system. You can water it yourself or add a drip system to ensure there is enough moister for plants. All material was purchased at Home Depot and put together by hubby.

Do you have a garden? If so, what do you think is the biggest challenge maintaining it?

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Motherhood is one big detour

16 Oct

In 2011 I started this blog, Training Up My Boys to capture the funny, moving, and learning experiences of motherhood. But as is life, I took a detour to and paused it to go back to school and earn a Master’s.
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Pooping in the Potty

24 May

In Praise of My Potty Pooper

He’s 4 and ready for more

bathroom toilet

Mission Accomplished

Now that Rockford is four he has given up his sippy cup and pooping in a diaper. He was determined to do this by four. So the other night I hear…

 

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Passing on a Legacy (Corona Beach Part 2)

5 Sep

What we gained from our elders

What we leave to our children

 
fisherman with amazing views

Embracing his legacy

 
As we completed our trip in Corona Beach and made a last stop to eat, I looked at my husband’s watery eyes as he simply uttered the words, “I miss him so much.” He was referring to his grandfather, “Tata”. All I could do was hug him and say, “You did it, just like you said you always wanted to…you brought your own kids to Corona Beach. You are carrying on his legacy.”

Friday Special: Special Moments

26 Aug

Special Moments Captured

A picture says a thousand words

boy gives mama flower

"Here mama, a flower for you."

 
They say a picture says a thousand words. Well sometimes it only needs to say one…LOVE. Here is a tribute to LOVE from our family to yours.

Friday Funnies: Funny Sayings by Rockford

12 Aug

He likes to correct

Funny way of saying things

kids playing on a race car

"Not like that Rocco!"

While at the zoo we are watching a show. At the end of the show they release about a dozen birds over us.

Me: “Look Rockford! Look at all those birds!”

RF: “Those aren’t birds Mama. Those are parrots.”

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