Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
This year my husband is starting to homeschool our children which will add a new and very different dimension to our homelife. Not wanting to place our children in the public school, we decided to have my husband retire and teach the boys at home. Part of our plan has been to make one room the room for the boys' schooling and decorate it to maintain a school atmosphere to aid in the learning process and grab their attention. Finding the right materials to catch their attention is important. Fortunately, we were able to find a great source of materials called Astrobrights. These sheets of brilliantly colored paper are great for both decorating and for arts and crafts, so it was an ideal fit for what we needed.
Not only will these materials be useful for our homeschooling, but they will also be a great addition to my crafts projects. I make hair clips to sell and I can use Astrobrights for flyers and in advertising as well as backdrop for my crafts when I sell them at fairs. These AstroBrights papers have such bold colors that they truly do grab one's attention while providing an attractive display.
At the moment , one can actively participate in a promotion which is really great. This contest, "Give a Brighter Schoolyear," enables one to win a cash prize and supplies for the school of his choice valued at $30,000 by simply going to their site and filling out the entry. Other individual prizes are available in this family friendly giveaway called Make Something Astrobright where you design creative challenges to encourage readers of your facebook page or your tweets to participate.
Friday, July 27, 2012
"do you think mommy has a favorite?" I held my breath. I never ask this question ever and it was a silly one.
"oh yes!" I heard Matthew said, our eldest. I was a little bit concern and so I asked
"who's mommy's favorite?"
"dad" Matthew said. Both hubby and I laughed.
"what made you say that?" I asked
"because you always hug each other.." he continued
"you love each other" this was from Everett
Hubby then started to tell them the importance of love in a family. I am glad that they know that their dad and mom love each other and most importantly, they know that their mom tries her best to treat them fairly.
"Mommy, did you fart?"
"no" I replied with a tune that says "are you kidding me?"
Matthew who was sitting beside him said
"it was Daddy"
Everett looked at me seriously and innocently
"Mommy, are you telling truth?" he asked again
"Yes Everett, I am telling the truth" I said trying not to smile
Matthew said again that it was dad, but Everett looked at me and said in finality
"You know Mommy, you need to tell the truth"
I started to laugh. He can tease me alright.