Valentines Gifts for Tweens to Make and Give

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Valentines Day Gifts Tweens Can Make and Give | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Because we homeschool, Emma sometimes feels sad when she hears her friends talking about having holiday parties at school. So, she gets a big kick out of making little gifts for her dance friends for Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Here’s a fun list of Valentines gifts for tweens to make themselves and give to those they love. […]

Valentines Day Banner Kids Can Make

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Looking for a quick and easy {and cheap} Valentine's Day craft for your kiddos? How about a banner for your mantel with $ Spot supplies. | thissweetlifeofmine.com

Emma loves to help me decorate for the holidays. Actually, she loves creating decorations for the holidays. Recently, she made a beautiful Valentines Day banner for our mantel all by herself. It couldn’t have been easier, and all of our supplies came from the Dollar Spot at Target. Valentines Day Banner Think your crafty kiddo […]

Do Homeschoolers Miss Out?

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Do homeschoolers miss out? Yes and no. | thissweetlifeofmine.com

I’ve been homeschooling for a long time – 13 years! Over the course of those 13 years, I have encountered many questions from others about my decision to homeschool. One question that I hear over and over again is the concern that homeschooled kids miss out on the ‘fun’ parts of attending a ‘regular’ school. So, […]

Week in Review: A Fun Weekend Surprise

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Homeschool Collage

Man am I worn out! Yesterday wrapped up 18 days straight that Emma had dance classes or ballet rehearsals. She’s whipped, too, of course. Thank goodness for Friday night off! We are watching movies in our pj’s before we gear up for another 15-day run of dance/rehearsal. This week, I finally got all of my […]

Getting My Groove Back and a Link Up

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Come link up your family-friendly posts in this week's Hearts for Home Blog Hop! | thissweetlifeofmine.com

For the past month, I have volunteered in Emma’s Shakespeare class at co-op. They were preparing for a performance. While I loved helping out, I sure missed my work time. Typically, I drop her off, run through the Starbucks drive-through, and go work at the library for two and a half hours. When I volunteered […]

A Matter of Heart {Review}

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A Matter of Heart Book Review | thissweetlifeofmine.com

I’ve read many of Tracy Peterson’s books over the years. I was excited to have a chance to review A Matter of Heart recently. The story is full of romance and intrigue. This book is the third in the Lone Star Bride series, but I thought it stood on its own just fine. About A Matter of Heart […]