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Mom, Get A Life

Back in the old days, when I only had one child, I happened to overhear a conversation between two coworkers regarding a less than flattering Mother’s Day gift. My  coworker’s daughter had made a book in school “All About My Mom.” My coworker shared how dismayed she felt because under “What my mom likes to Read More

{WIWS} Glamming It Up For Martinmas

I’m joining up once again with all the Mass fashionistas at Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday. I’ve been mentally prepping this post all day because today was the first day I got to wear my new Land’s End dress. Unfortunately, everything went downhill this morning when the first words out of Read More

Welcomes and Worthiness

Hello to everyone stopping by from Conversion Diary. Wasn’t that the nicest post you’ve ever read about someone’s blog? I’m still blushing. Thankfully, my kids have no idea about the online world I inhabit and so, lest my head get too swollen, they made sure to keep me humble after all of Jen’s kind words. Read More

Nursing Care Update Tonight. Less Heavy Tomorrow.

If you’ve never read the New Jersey Administrative Code, I don’t suggest you start now. Let’s just say it’s not light reading that will leave you with a warm fuzzy feeling after a few hours snuggled up close together. In my search for answers about nursing coverage, it was help in a dry, headache inducing Read More

Prayer Request

Just jumping on this afternoon to make a very heartfelt request. Today’s my birthday, and it was supposed to be a fun day of mimosa,  a homeschool playdate and sushi for dinner. And while the mimosa and playdate were fun, they were overshadowed by the news that I am scheduled to lose Fulton’s in-home nursing Read More

Single Mom Attempt and Fail; The Final Hours

I know you’re all sick to death of hearing about my life sans husband, but thankfully, for all of us, he gets back tonight! Yay! Everyone is excited about Papa’s return; so excited in fact that we were all awake by 5:30 a.m. Even the roosters couldn’t believe it. Hopefully I will still have some Read More

{MMD} Perspectives on Life and Love

Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy is hosting a Perspectives on Life and Love blog carnival I couldn’t resist joining. Maybe the recent wedding put me in an extra sappy mood, or our approaching anniversary or it could be my attempt to make amends with the hubby for a recent post that doted on shirtless surf Read More

Because I Mocked Mother Nature…

Just a public service announcement. Blogging will be light as a recent storm blew out our wireless network and cable modem. Thankfully, we have a neighbor with an unsecured wireless network, but reception is inconsistent. Hopefully we get the problem corrected soon as I can’t wait to write about and post pictures of our recent Read More

Ultimate Blog Party 2012 Welcome

Hi I’m Kelly. Thanks for stopping by This Ain’t the Lyceum, where I hope my posts will make you laugh, and not run out to call Social Services. My blog started out as an idea to share all my great homeschool advice and ideas. However, I quickly learned that my efforts at schooling suck compared Read More

E-Books Save Me Gas

One of the best things we incorporated into homeschooling this year was e-books. Namely, lots and lots of free e-books. Once I realized I could download books faster than my daughter and I could read them I knew I needed an e-reader. (One weekly trip to the library would actually be enough to satisfy everyone!) Read More

On freedom and schedules

Creating this blog, and compiling all my history lessons into book lists that anyone could understand and use has only served to remind me that I’m really not as organized as I try to be. I enjoy writing, and I hope this blog serves as a useful, if only virtual, escape from the confines of Read More

It’s all history

There are quite a few books out there that expound classical home education. When my oldest was 3.5, I read most of them, and together my husband and I decided to embark on the adventure of homeschooling. It hasn’t always been easy…in fact, I can’t think of any school day when I’ve settled down in Read More

Getting started…or avoiding the important stuff

I’ve gone and done it. Committed myself to another project with no end in sight. History diorama? No, a homeschool blog. Why? That’s what the ‘about’ page is for. But I will add, even homeschooling moms need a little socialization. This blog is for all of us dedicated HSM who need a laugh and a Read More

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