Maestro Mom World

Leapfrog LeapReader Party

October 13, 2013

Being a homeschool Mom I am always on the look out for fun ways to teach my children. I keep a pile of books and educational toys that we use to keep the kids busy if they are between subjects or waiting for me to go over something and I am working with one of […]

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Family Bonding on Road Trips

September 20, 2013

Our family of six spends a lot of miles in our van every summer. When we just had one child we would drive if we were going anywhere within a day’s drive usually. Any further than that and we would fly. Then along came#2. By then living as a family of four on a freelancing […]

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Here We Go Again

September 11, 2013

Another homeschool year has begun in our home. The kids are still happy to be homeschooled and I am happy to homeschool them. Okay fine, there are days where I do not actually enjoy the “schooling” part. It can be stressful and frustrating at times. The “home” part, however, I always love. I like having […]

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My Favorite Child

August 2, 2013

This past May, our oldest child became a teenager. How that is possible I have no idea. It seems I was just a teenager myself. I could tell you all kinds of motherly reminiscent stories or whine about the fact that these thirteen years have gone by WAY too fast but I won’t. I have […]

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Teaching Children To Be Stubborn

March 25, 2013

How do you teach children determination? No, seriously, how? If you ask my husband he will tell you I am a very stubborn person. I like to say that I am not stubborn, but determined. Because of this I think I appreciate that quality in others. When something comes up around the house that needs […]

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Wordless Wednesday

December 12, 2012

Typical history lesson with 3 kids trying to learn and 1 kid trying to get the attention of the other 3 ShareTweet

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My Kid is Smarter Than Your Kid

December 10, 2012
A crowd of college students at the 2007 Pittsb...

In the world today much of what we do is about competition. I have posted before about my view on Moms constantly in competition and battling each other. Our kids are often viewed as a little part of our ego walking around. We probably think a lot of things that we don’t dare actually say […]

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I May Be a Homeschool Veteran, But I’m No Expert

August 7, 2012

Every spring I wrap up the school year feeling pretty good about the year. I am a stickler for making sure our curriculum gets done every spring so when I pack up all the books we completed for the year I really feel like I have accomplished something. When I receive my kids above average […]

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Wordless Wednesday-We Survived Another Year!

May 24, 2012

Last day of homeschool for the year, celebrated with ice cream. Hard to believe we are wrapping up our 7th year! ShareTweet

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Moms are Each Other’s Harshest Critics

April 15, 2012

I know, I haven’t written in forever. It has been a whirlwind of a couple months and now we are in that last six week mad dash to finish homeschool before it gets warm and I lose all focus. Anyways, I was thinking earlier this week about how many times women are our own worst […]

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