Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We should have more sick days

Yesterday the kids and I were feeling really cruddy and Mama made the executive decision to declare it pyjama day. We cuddled and watched way too much TV (DVDs). Liam played way too many video games (hey, it's Harvest Moon....educational, right?)



I even got myself set up with some soup, a good book and some knitting I've been trying to finish.


I did indeed get my knitting project finished, and as you can see Morgaine is feeling MUCH better modeling it.



Unfortunately, Mama is feeling much, much worse. Somehow I don't think I'll be able to call a sick day tomorrow with the kids on the mend!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Work From Home and Home School, too?

homeworkcoverlg1Have you ever thought about making money from home? Perhaps during these uncertain economic times you've found yourself wondering what you could do to bring some money into the household. With homeschooling, working outside the home might not be possible, and the thought of adding one more thing to your crazy home schedule petrifies you. Maybe you have some good ideas but are just too frightened to put your plans into action. Fortunately for you, there’s The Old School House’s HomeWork: Juggling Home, Work and School Without Loosing Your Balance. This E-book brings together personal stories from work from home homeschooling families and practical advice for starting your own home based business.


From the personal stories you’ll get to see that you don’t have to be a super mom to be able to manage homeschool, work from home and the household. The women share what has worked for them and what they’ve had to let slide in order to start their own home-based business. Regardless of what kind of work from home business they run, these women all have a story to share- stories that inspire hope, give insight and advice and might even give you the courage to take the next step into looking at how working from home might work for you. It is very comforting to know that these women have done it and that you can, too. Most stories also have contact information for the authors and their companies so if a story really touches you or you would like more information the contact information is right there for you. What more could you want? The last chapters provide tips for organizing your business in terms of bookkeeping, time management and making space in your home in order to give your company the best chance of succeeding. While its certainly not everything that you need to know to start your own home bussiness it is good starting point. 


As The Old Schoolhouse is a Christian based company you will find that many of the stories talk about how the women were called by God to start their current work from home endevors. However, there is certainly enough information and inspiration within this E-book that while it has a Christian feel it is totally still relavent no matter what your belief. So whether you get your inspiration from God, the universe or from within yourself this book is a valuable read if you've ever considered starting your own bussiness while also homeschooling. I wish I'd known about it when a few years ago I threw myself into a home based career. It would certainly have saved some headaches and helped to ease the guilt I felt at not quite being able to do it all. It will certainly be a book that I will come back to again as I get ready to start a new chapter of my life trying to balance it all with loosing my balance.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

We've gone Barbaric

It was a beautiful day, about years 10 000 years ago, and Wallace the wooly mammoth wondered happily away from his herd to explore. He wanted to show the others that he was a brave mammoth, not at all afraid of the barren tundra. Unbeknown to him, danger was lurking just around the corner.


Liam the Ferocious and his tribe had been following the herd of mammoths for weeks just waiting for the right moment to strike. Food was scare and the winter would soon set in with storms and bone chilling temperatures. Hunting would become very difficult. The survival of his tribe depended on the capture of a mammoth to help sustain them over the long, hard winter. Finally, luck was on their side and when one young mammoth wandered away from the tribe they seized the opportunity and readied their weapons.


A horrible battle ensued in which anything could happen.  It was close but Liam and his tribe rallied together and were victorious over the massive mammoth.


The mammoth fell to a heap on the ground, dying. From a safe distance the tribe watch until the mammoth trashed and then twitched for the last time. A mighty cheer rose up from the tribe but then they quickly had to get to work preparing the meat and fur to bring back to the rest of the tribe. They would be taken care of for another winter.  The spirits had been with them on this occasion.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Welcome to our New Place on the Web

I hope that you will find your visit hear enjoyable.

I've made the switch over to a non paying blog as I am in the process of start several new blogging projects the would have cost me an arm and a leg over on my other blog server (though I do love it over there too). It will take me a little while to get all my links and widgets up and running and to get things looking how I want them to so please be patient (there may be places you go that have prewritten stuff from wordpress, etc).

In the meantime, please visit Liam's new blog at http://mamamanuscripts.wordpress.com

He is VERY excited to share it all with you!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My son does not draw. He is pencil resistant so I've never received a drawing from my children until today.

I wasn't expecting much when Morgaine asked for a pencil and paper. Then she hands me this:


I'm quite impressed. It actually does look like a curly haired princess.

A curly haired princess

My son does not draw. He is pencil resistant so I've never received a drawing from my children until today.

I wasn't expecting much when Morgaine asked for a pencil and paper. Then she hands me this:

I'm quite impressed. It actually does look like a curly haired princess.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Favorite Pictures

I just wanted to share a bunch of my favorite pictures of my children. My new camera arrived today so I'll be starting with new photos and adventures in the blog soon but I said earlier that I'd post some of my favorites.

So here goes


Liam on his first birthday

Liam's third Birthday...wondering if all those cakes are for him!

Cute little boy!

Just kind of like the lighting in this one of Liam

Love her eyes.


I guess she wore that outfit a lot. It's not the same day but I love this one too.

Morgaine's first birthday. She's having a wonderful time!


Morgaine, almost  2, in Grandpa's backyard.


Morgaine, same visit to Grandpa's.


Morgaine: Chocolate Fondue is good!!

I hope you enjoyed. I'll still be posting some older photos in the coming days but they'll be mixed in with new stuff as well. I'm really excited!