Ditching the New Year’s Resolution

Like so many people, this time of the year I usually sit down and think about all the changes I would like to make in the new year. I set resolutions, and in a way set myself up to epically fail. It is not realistic to make so many huge changes all at once. After reading a post by Amanda called Ditching the New Year’s Resolution this morning, I realized I was about to make the same mistake as years past. Instead of setting a bunch of resolutions she focuses on picking just one word she would like to embrace in the upcoming year.  I decided to join her in this one word challenge. Continue reading “Ditching the New Year’s Resolution”

Mid-Year Homeschool Update | 2017-2018

It is hard to believe, but another year has come to an end. So much has happened this year, and I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that 2018 is about to begin. Whether I am ready for it or not, here is my mid-year homeschool update… Continue reading “Mid-Year Homeschool Update | 2017-2018”

{Guest Post} How Homeschooling Helps Me Manage My Bipolar Disorder

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected to be part of the 2018 BookShark writing team. When I started this blog a few months ago I never imagined that I would be a guest post writer for anyone, but I am so thankful for this opportunity. Want to check out my new guest post? Continue reading “{Guest Post} How Homeschooling Helps Me Manage My Bipolar Disorder”

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes

Today I am sharing my December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes. With Christmas just around the corner we have all kinds of treats around the house. I decided to challenge the kids to use these treats to complete some fun December STEM projects. Continue reading “December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes”

Bloco Birds of Prey Review

Welcome to Homework and Horseplay. Today I am sharing my Bloco Birds of Prey Review. We received this product from Timberdoodle a few days ago, and Jack could barely wait for Julia to get back from Detroit so they could get to work! Poor guy spent a lot of time just checking out the box. Continue reading “Bloco Birds of Prey Review”

Tea Time Tuesday Christmas Treasury Edition

Welcome back to Homework and Horseplay! As you can see I am posting our Tea Time Tuesday Christmas Treasury Edition a little late… Some how the day slipped away from us, so we had a very low key tea time this evening.  Continue reading “Tea Time Tuesday Christmas Treasury Edition”

Christmas Traditions

 I had good intentions to post this on or before December 1st, but somehow time got away from me and I am writing it a week later than planned. Christmas, without a doubt, is my favorite holiday. We start decorating the first week of November, and spend most of December creating fun Christmas crafts and treats. This is also the perfect time of year to enjoy family traditions. Continue reading “Christmas Traditions”

Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Edition

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Edition. Recently I have been questioning doing Tea Time Tuesdays EVERY week, but this cozy afternoon reminded me how special these times are. We broke out one of our favorite poetry authors, Shel Silverstein, and focused on all things reindeer. Grab a cup of tea and your copy of Shel Silverstein’s poetry and join us for some reindeer fun. Continue reading “Tea Time Tuesday Reindeer Edition”