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Central Florida
Homeschool mom living in Central Florida with Florida Dad, Teen Boy, 2 cats and a dog. I wear many hats. I'm a wife, mother, step-mother, mother-in-law, aunt, and great aunt. I'm learning to knit and crochet. I sew, read, garden, cook, and try my hand at a number of crafts.
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My baby boy turned 14 today. In the blink of an eye he went from here to here. I have enjoyed every age with him. The baby and toddler stage, though exhausting, is also a time of wonder. Everything is new and exciting. As they get older, you start to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
1. Days until the Holiday Grand Plan at Organized Christmas begins - 5 2. Days until Christmas - 123 3. Number of unfinished sewing projects I have lying around - 5 4. Furniture pieces we own that are nothing more than clutter catchers - 8 5. Number of ebooks on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
I schedule leftovers on the menu weekly. Often, the night before trash collection is our night for leftovers, so that whatever doesn't get eaten gets put in the trash. Our trash is collected on Fridays, so last night we had leftovers. I'm not one to turn leftover food into a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
I'm not as myopic as I once was. Really. I've worn glasses since I was 10, and at every exam throughout my life, it was determined I needed stronger glasses. Every year or two, my vision would deteriorate. Not anymore! It's been nearly 3 years since my last exam, so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
This is another post from my old blog, but it's just right for this time of year. Ten Things We Love About Homeschooling It’s the start of the school year for many kids. Some homeschoolers follow a traditional schedule, while others don’t. Since a majority of Americans associate August and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
We've been plodding along through summer. When we can, we stay indoors. When we must be outside we try to make it evenings. The daily summer thunderstorms have been coming almost, well, daily. Temps in the upper 90's with humidity to match and heat indices of over 100 have us... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
Not 4H. It's just regular agility trials. The one he's been doing is put on by a group called Canine Performance Events. There are others, including AKC, but he hasn't done any yet. This one has trials locally and at a time that's convenient for us.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2011 on Where are they now? at Tales of a Florida Mom
It's that time of year again. While most of the Northern Hemisphere considers summer a time to enjoy the outdoors, we Floridians know summer is when we worship the inventor of air conditioning. A good rain doesn't cool things off - it only makes it more humid. Also there's no... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
"Each invisible larva would eat and breathe for four days, and after shedding its skin four times, become a pupa. At this stage it discontinued eating and changed rapidly, and in another two days its skin split, allowing an adult mosquito to pull itself out and dry its wings in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
Two completely unrelated things had me frustrated for most of the weekend. Also, alliteration is fun. First, my iPhone. Let me say that while I'm not an Apple fangirl, I love, love, love my iPhone. Not only is it the best toy I ever had, it really is functional. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
Remember the fuzzy little puppy? And the little boy in the Superman shirt? The ones from the hurricane post? They grew up to be the best of friends. They work well together. They have fun together. Dingo loves it. As long as he's with his boy, he's happy. And they're... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
That must mean it's time for Menu Plan Monday. Monday always seems to sneak up on me. Maybe I need to start planning for longer than a week at a time. I was hoping to keep the oven off during the summer months, but summer in Florida is so long... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
I originally posted this in 2006 on my old blog. Though I currently have a whole new set of challenges — homeschooling a teen — I find that the challenges and pleasures of homeschooling an only child haven’t changed in the five years since I wrote this. If you or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
June 1st. The start of hurricane season. Of course as every seasoned resident of hurricane prone areas knows, June is a quiet hurricane month. It's the month when you take a look at your hurricane supplies, weed out the old, and add new. The start of the season usually gets... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
Actually,there isn't anything there I bought with coupons. I did get whole chicken on sale and have several in my freezer. I'm usually cooking from my stockpile, so even though I check sales on Monday, my menu doesn't always reflect what's on sale that week. I just happen to do both on Mondays. I shop weekly for produce and try to buy what's in season. We don't have CSA, but I shop at a local produce stand.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2011 on Menu Plan Monday at Tales of a Florida Mom
Ten Things I Plan To Do This Summer 1. Read The Help, by Kathryn Stockett 2. Spend time at the beach. 3. Re-read Pride and Prejudice 4. Plan Dennis' 8th grade homeschool year. 5. Plant more native plants. 6. Have lunch with a few old friends (plans are in the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
It's Memorial Day in the U.S. A day to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Monday is the day I check the upcoming sales from my favorite grocery store. I don't like Extreme Couponing, but I do save money by matching sales and coupons. I... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
This was originally posted on my old blog in February 2010. It's one of the posts I definitely wanted to bring with me. The newlyweds have now been married for nearly a year and a half, and just bought a house. We helped them move in a few weeks ago.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
After more than a year long absence I've decided to return to the world of personal blogging. In the coming days and weeks I'll be moving posts from my old blog, creating new content, and tweaking this design and layout. I'm excited about being a blogger again! Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Tales of a Florida Mom
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