Sunday, December 29, 2013

This Crazy Life

"God only gives special kids to special people."

I must be soooo special, cause my special needs boychild is having a continuous meltdown and my NT girlchild is twirling a broom in the hallway 5 feet away.

All this while "Magic" by Olivia Newton John is playing on the radio.

Broom just went flying, boy is screeching.

Crazy and lovin' it, amen.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Some Quick but Thorough Homeschool Resources

Some are free, all are very low priced, enjoy! 

Currclick--Curriculum and Classes in a Click (disclaimer--yes, I am an affiliate  ) this "little, quick" lapbook is loaded with some pretty thorough info for just 50 cents! Browse around currclick for so many other free and/or low priced resources.
Grammar: Conjunctions Quick Lapbook!

Enchanted Learning Curriculum Material Online -- Over 35,000 Web Pages and over 1,000,000 subscriptions!   Always free to use, although I do pay once a year to subscribe to get even easier printables. I think this is probably the best yet most forgotten about educational resource! Just about anything and everything you might need is there.

Homeschool Share--because many minds make light work! Yet another that I forget about! So many absolutely free lapbooks and notebooks and unit studies.

Confessions of a Homeschooler--many free printables available. 

Amazing Handwriting Worksheet Maker--this one is free and works beautifully!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Zach's Protector

Just a short story. For anyone who doesn't know this, Mallory is very into reading anything and everything involving mythology, demons, darkness, fallen angels, magic--I think you can probably pick up the theme there. She's also a beautifully elegant ballerina, loves all things Disney, writes moving poetry and songs, and paints gorgeous pictures. She is passionate yet timid, boisterous yet soft. As I always used to say when she was an, um, adventurous baby and toddler: she is full of personality!

When it comes to her baby brother (who is 13 now lol) she is FIERCELY protective. There is no question about it and it is clear to anyone that knows her or knows us, do not mess with Z or you'll be answering to M quicker than you blink your next blink. She has always been and still is his second Mama; she even took care of him in the crib once when she was 2 and he only about 6 months old, what a surprise when I heard her voice on my end of the baby monitor in the nursery, saying "Hi Gachy!"
Like most kids, Zach has nightmares involving demons, dragons, vampires, ghosts, and other bad guys. Every single time he has a nightmare when any of the aforementioned bad guys are after him, Mallory is the one that saves him. Every time. No matter how much they fight and argue and no matter how much Mallory's "mothering" (smothering? lol) can make him crazy, in his heart he knows she is his Protector. This morning he told me about his nightmare last night and how Mallory came into the dream and saved him yet again; when I said it's so cool how he dreams about her being his hero, he said ""Nah, she just knows how to battle demons. And vampires. And monsters." lol. I explained to him how are dreams hold meanings about what is doing on in our lives and our feelings and that these dreams show that he knows M is always there to for him, to which he gave his classic "weawwy?" (Okay, no he doesn't say it like that anymore, I just sometimes still like to dip down into my denial that the baby is a teen). He was impressed.

Mallory sat at the table reading her book, pretending not to pay attention. But I know my pink bunny, and I know she was moved and most likely wiped a tear or two away, and was also impressed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

FREE Middle School Science App for Kindle

Who doesn't like free? Let me apologize in advance if you do not like free stuff, cause today's Amazon Kindle App is **free**. Did I mention it is free? ;) Enjoy!

Free Middle School Earth Science for Kindle


Yes, you read that right. Are you as excited as I am?? Listen to this beautiful, perfect, fabulous duet "The Call" HERE------>  Big Frog 104 "The Call"

Every day there is another tidbit of Garth news. 92.5 WXTU started my Monday morning off great by mentioning that Garth announced his return to the concert stage with a WORLD TOUR in 2014! Then Thunder 106's Party Marty on Tuesday said he'd have Garth Brooks as his guest on the Wednesday morning show, he did--AND...Marty read my question to Garth! Lovin' every second of it!

What do you think of the song?? Duh, of course you love it, right??

Monday, December 2, 2013

Amazon Prime Free trial!

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