Category Archives: Parenting

Review – Udderly Smooth

The Mosaic Reviews team was offered a chance to review Udderly Smooth. These are fantastic skin care products that are gentle, effective, and work better than many other things we have tried. It’s even made in the USA! There are … Continue reading

The Brain Shuffle

the brain shuffle

Every so often, Boobear has a really bad day. I don’t mean a bad day as in getting up on the wrong side of the bed or just not having things go his way. I mean a day when his … Continue reading

Learning about Plants – Bean Growing Experiment

bean growing experiment

When Boobear started getting interested in plants, I thought a great way to show him how plants grow would be to actually plant something so that he could see it. From that, he’s learned plant parts, and even grabbed a … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – 5th Birthday

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School Time Update

So, it’s time for a school time update. Been a bit busy with interviews for freelance jobs and various other things but looks like it’s all getting smoothed out. I have to say I’m looking forward to warmer, sunny weather … Continue reading

Handmade Valentines

So – I’m behind on posting, again and as usual. Despite having a planner that tells me what I have planned out and all that good stuff. Why? General life, work, and the discovery that taking the time I had … Continue reading

Establishing a Homeschool Routine

One of the most difficult things about homeschooling is the routine. Just how do you fit teaching your child, household chores, outside activities, time with family, and time for yourself all in your day? Not to mention you may need … Continue reading

Looking Beyond the Surface

I love my family and my son. I love being able to work from home and being able to homeschool him. I love a country where I have the freedom to do all that and the freedom to do as … Continue reading

10 Tools for Homeschooling That We Love

I’m no homeschool veteran. I only have one child and he won’t be five years old until May. However, I have homeschooled him ¬†since he was about two and a half years old. Gentle things, at his pace and based … Continue reading

Motivated Moms Scheduling Help

One of the most difficult things for me to keep up with is scheduling housework. Judging by the blogs and Facebook pages of some fellow homeschoolers, it seems that this is a very common problem. Is it really surprising that … Continue reading

Asperger’s Dropped from DSM V

Asperger’s dropped? Yes it will be.¬†Asperger’s syndrome will be dropped from the new DSM V which is coming out in May. Instead of being a separate form of Autism, it will be folded under the umbrella of “autism spectrum disorder” … Continue reading

Increased School Hours

One reason I really like the idea of homeschooling is that it doesn’t take all day. My son’s prek takes about an hour. Sometimes it’s a little more and sometimes a little less, depending on what we’re doing and his … Continue reading

Mothers of Disabled Children

This was found in a Facebook group and someone sent it on to me. I feel the author did a fantastic job and, I think, captured perfectly what many of us wonder. For the record, I do not see my … Continue reading