Category: Humor

Parenting Advice 17 Years in the Making

I’m just an average parent with five children, but I feel overly qualified to offer you parenting advice. A few friends agreed and asked me their most pressing questions. Here’s what they, and any parent fresh out of boxed wine, should do. I would LOVE advice on how to convince children (7 year old girls Read More

The Best Mixed Drinks For Back To School

By this point, everyone has headed back to school. Kids are figuring out their new schedules, teachers, classmates, subjects, and books, while simultaneously trying to decide what to hate the most. Us moms are either trying to get back into the habit of sending kids out the door of the house or car properly dressed Read More

A Magazine-Style Quiz That Offers Real Insight

Growing up I always loved to take those quizzes one finds in teen magazines about “What Kind of Student Are You?”, or “What Type Of Boy Should You Date?”, or “Find Out How You Should Spend Your Weekend!”. I would always eagerly answer each question hopeful that this quiz would provide me with useful information Read More

Your Child Can Attend the Catholic College of Your Dreams

Everyone is talking about the college bribing scandal, and the lengths some wealthy parents went to to secure their childrens’ admission into a few Ivy League schools. Although somewhat shocking, we need to admit that nothing is more important than enrolling our children into top schools by any means necessary. As Catholics, we know it’s Read More

The Gift That Keeps On Giving, And Reduces Nagging Too!

It can be hard to find the right gift for your husband year after year. He has all the gadgets and clothes he needs, and you really don’t want another do-dad taking up space in the master bedroom. You’ve searched high and low for the best experience gifts but finding the pickings on Groupon pretty Read More

An Honest Real Estate Ad

For rent: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, asking (a reasonable sum of money considering we live in NJ) per month Cute bungalow with dark hardwoods through out; great for hiding dark pet fur, and your brunette husband’s beard trimmings. Squeaky floors will deter late night trips to the fridge and promptly wake your sleeping babes for Read More

Enjoy a Spend Free Weekend

In an effort to stay on top of trends, I’m writing my version of a post I’ve seen all over Pinterest. The ‘Spend-Free’ weekend (or week, or month, or sometimes longer if you have a fully stocked pantry of beans). I’m not really to sure why someone would want to voluntarily undertake a spend-free amount Read More

Summer Plans For The Ambitiously Lazy

Most of civilized society is enjoying summer break. For homeschoolers, summer is indistinguishable from the rest of the year because you’re still yelling at your kids all the time, the only difference is now everyone is hot and sweaty. For families with children home from a brick and mortar school, it can be an adjustment Read More

Seven Ways I’m Caring For My Middle Aged Self

Self care is a popular, if not sometimes controversial topic for bloggers these days. Some people abhor the word, while others use it to describe everything from naps to gym memberships. I don’t mind the term and use it in my writing, but I don’t think I’ve ever defined it before and perhaps should do Read More

Valentines For Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday/ St. Valentine’s Day/ the Feast of Sts Cyril and Methodius is right around the corner! How about a few more Valentines to help you celebrate the start of Lent with your sweetheart? DONE! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Need more Valentines? Find some HERE and HERE. On Sunday, we leave for Read More

Sensible Online Etiquette

  Like most folks who spend any time online, I notice that conversations can quickly get out of hand. A simple status or blog post can launch a barrage of angry comments and responses, and pull otherwise sensible people away from their families for longer than they should to argue about something that ultimately doesn’t Read More

Seven Steps to Miraculous Bone Broth

Y’all know I like to be on the cutting edge of food trends. Whatever the cool people are eating, drinking or using as an enema¬†– I am all about it! That’s why when I noticed all the recipes popping up on Pinterest and Facebook for bone broth, I knew I had to learn more or Read More

{SQT} Fall Fashion Forecast For Homeschoolers

It’s homeschool fashion week in New York! All the latest and greatest homeschool designers are debuting their looks for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. As someone who always aspires to be on the cutting edge of homeschool fashion, I follow BTHS fashion week closely. Thankfully, it looks like I’ll be able to reuse a few Read More

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