'My Happy Flower' contains 17 printable pages of my original illustrations for any age to color in, centered around the rhyming story of a little flower growing in a shoe. At the end of the book are 'fun pages' with activities related to the story. Written and illustrated by Miraculous Mosquito.
For the next several weeks we are dog 🐕 sitting for friends who are adopting siblings from #southafrica
. So blessed to be able to help out as “adoption” support is sooooo important. Also Cayla enjoys having pets around while homeschooling.
Aminin mo mommy. Never-ending Ang listahan ng #schoolrequirements
ng mga bata. Now that summer vacation's almost over, it's time to face another school year and nothing can be more exciting for our students than shopping for #newstuff
. I, myself, am an addict for the wonderful smell of #newstationery #newtextbooks
. No wonder the bookstore's foot traffic is building up. There's no place better to do your shopping than inside an #airconditioned
mall during these hot months. But for the frugal moms out there (myself included), going to #divisoria
yeilds just the same results. But hey! Lucky for us #homeschoolers
, there's no need to join in the rush 'cause we have all the time in the world.
Here’s something funny or crazy, depending on your perspective: when Gemma was in preschool last year, if I had opted to enroll her in the lunch program, her lunch would have been required to include items from three food groups—including one protein—apparently per the Ohio Department of Education’s mandates. Gemma frequently eats a whole cucumber or a whole pepper or a quart of strawberries or half of a bag of broccoli for lunch. And I see no reason to change her veggie-loving ways. (She eats plenty of protein too! And she will choose a grilled chicken breast over a hot dog any day! (But she is a huge fan of Chick-Fil-A!😆) If I had sent her to school with a cucumber and she gobbled up the whole thing, I’d receive a red warning slip (I’m not sure what that would do to me, other than infuriate me. Maybe it was red to invoke anger😆) and they would serve Gemma MICROWAVEABLE CHICKEN NUGGETS as the solution to the problem. Isn’t that the very problem with government mandates? I’m sure the rule is an attempt to solve the problem of child obesity or to protect kids who don’t have parents who pack them healthy lunches. But anytime there is a law in place, there are crazy things that happen as the fall-out. Like making a veggie loving kid eat some unhealthy mystery meat for lunch. Yet another reason that I’m happy to have her home with me, where I can supply her with a three-course meal for lunch if she wants: yellow peppers followed by frozen green peas, with strawberries for dessert! 🥦🥒🍓
Looking for some art activities for the kids? My art cards are now also available individually as A4 size printables in my shop. 30 to choose from! 10% discount still available.
Our local mountain park is looking so green and beautiful lately! The community vege garden has been tidied up and replanted by volunteers. On the weekend there were so many people out enjoying the nice weather. My kids love to scooter around the winding pathways and spot the stray cats that live in the park (they are looked after by volunteers who feed them). I'm so glad we have this park, living in a small apartment homeschooling 3 kids is fine when you know you have a lovely place like this close by.
Trying to say Yes as much as possible to my kids, because there are so many No’s. They asked to build a fire in the backyard last night and I’m so glad we let them. They did it all by themselves (talk about feeling confident and grown up). We did keep an eye on it. I went out to check on them and to let them know it was getting close to bedtime and I just couldn’t call them in. They had an amazing storyline going and we’re singing songs together. It was a memory I want to treasure. Just a random Monday night when they built a fire together and strengthened their bond as siblings and friends. #backyardfire #wildandfreechildren #childhoodunplugged #lovelifeoutside #stayinguplate #homeschoolingperks
Spontaneity was the name of the game today. We threw our things in the car and took the not-so-tiny one for her first hair cut then headed to the zoo for the afternoon. I love days like these. ❤️ #homeschoolingperks #joyinparenting
- BAD DAYS! We have bad moments almost daily, Lol. But when we have day where everyone is grumpy or in tears, I have a few tricks to help us save our day. 1. Go get a little treat. (We grab slushies at the gas station for 99 cents.) 2. Add a cup of tea. (Our current favorite is Blueberry Pomegranate.) 3. Go somewhere: the park, the library, or even just the backyard. Never underestimate a change in scenery. 4. Bake some cookies. 5. And if none of that works, or I’m just plain exhausted, we shut our books and call it a day. The books will be there tomorrow. No amount of knowledge is worth damaging my relationship with my children. I want them to know I’m on their side and learning new stuff is actually pretty amazing. #homeschooling #homeschoolingperks #howtofixabadday #slushiesforthewin
A highlight of the day was our hammocks! The kids use them like swings and it usually causes all sorts of laughs. It was really nice to lay in the sun and read books. ❤️🌞 #Homeschoolingperks
Now that nice weather is finally here we are doing pretty much everything outside ☀️ 📚 😍 #homeschoolingperks
Last day of Challenge A for Hannah today! She has learned SO MUCH this year! She’s in a class with a great group of friends and has been Challenged all year!
It’s been a great year but Momma is ready for a break...I guess Hannah too. 😂🤷♀️ Tonight we are celebrating completion and the beginning of Summer with a Late showing of Marvel’s Infinity War!