This past Sunday I had a bunch of family coming over for lunch. I have a job in my church that takes up a bunch of my time Sunday morning so I didn’t have time to make breakfast. The other day, in order to inspire my kids to do some cleaning, I made one of their favorite muffins – Alton Brown’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins. While I was making them I decided to make a double batch and freeze them. I usually don’t use paper muffin liners but for freezing them, they are required. Here is how you do it:
When I was a little girl I would look at grown-ups and just couldn’t imagine myself being one. I distinctly remember thinking I would just not grow up because there weren’t any grown-ups named Heidi so I just couldn’t get older than … 12 or so. THAT was REALLY old!
The majority of my students are home schooled so when I can find a book about a successful homeschooler, I grab it! Farrah Gray’s autobiography, “Reallionaire”, tells his story about growing up in the housing projects of Chicago with his single mother and how his life turned around…
Farrah shares how important his mother was to his success. She was his first example and helped him find his first mentor.
Today Amazon is trying to do Prime Day to get people to spend a bunch of money. It is really tempting to take a look… and I just might see if any Lego sets that Tommy wants are discounted enough to tempt me… but for the most part, I’m doing my part to slow down the velocity of money.
Well, at least they make mine go round! Homeschooling five boys for 14 years has had its challenges. Every one of those challenges has brought growth. One of the first things I realized when I started on this journey was that I had to put some systems in place or I would go stark raving crazy!
I have taught personal finance classes to kids for several years. One of my favorite books is “The Toothpaste Millionaire” by Jean Merrill. It covers so much information and makes it so understandable for kids! It is the story of two kids in 6th grade. One of them gets this idea to make toothpaste because it is too expensive. He takes his idea and runs with it.
I was offered the job because of my experience with Leadership Education. The administrators wanted me to bring some of it to their 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. It really has been an ideal position. They gave me the standards they wanted me to cover and gave me total freedom in how I met them. But I’ve recently been having some challenges in the classroom.
Well, my 16 year old son came to me and asked if he could go to a boarding school in St. Louis for the last year of high school. This school is affiliated with our church and is a feeder school for the college he wants to go to so it makes a little bit of sense… at least enough I had to really think about it.
In an effort to improve my writing and to help my students improve theirs, I recently signed up for a writing class. My first assignment for this class is to write a paper describing my educational journey as a vehicle. While I can definitely see how my education has gotten me where I am today, part of the assignment was to tell what KIND of vehicle it is. That is a little harder. Cars are my husband’s area of expertise, not mine. It took a little bit of thinking on my part but I finally decided on a classic Chevy suburban.
I mean literally! My kids LOVE bacon. Unfortunately it is getting more expensive every day. I have two ways of continuing to give my kids what they like and saving money – buying bits and spreading it out.