Summer Summer Summertime

It is finally summer for us. SUMMERTIME! The kids have been out of school for ::checks calendar:: one week and 2 days. I had to check the calendar because I guess since I can’t remember what I did 2 hours ago, I am not going to remember a week ago. So what does all this […]

Snowbots and Cold and Snow

Snow is cold. I do not like cold. COLD AND SNOW You might think this picture of me shows me almost enjoying the cold… Actually, this is FEAR. Long story short, I do not like cold… therefore SNOW. Cold and snow. I blame my thyroid. And maybe not having proper snow clothes. Because I find […]

S’more Classroom Valentines, Please. (Free Valentine Printable!)

I know. The Valentine thing was last week. So this post is a little bit late to the (Valentine) party, but it includes a… FREE VALENTINE PRINTABLE! Plus you can totally look at it this way — pin this to your “Awesome Valentine Things” Pinterest board for next year and you’ll be AHEAD of the […]

Just Leave Mom Outside the Taylor Swift Concert

Girls love Taylor Swift. Heck, IIIIIII love Taylor Swift. Yeah, yeah… I hear she dates her fair share of fellas… yadda yadda… whatever. I think those folks are just jealous of her talent. And fabulous hair. At least she’s not swinging naked on wrecking balls in music videos. If the last sentence confuses you… just […]

Thank Goodness for Waiting Rooms

My youngest, Lucy, has been in my homeschool system for, oh… 2 months. Give or take a week. We’ve done lots of worksheets. We’ve done lots of reading. We’ve done lots of writing. She’s done lots of pogo-stick-jumping. I’ve done a bit more teeth grinding and rocking in dark corners. She has done all kinds […]

She loves me… even more than GUS.

It’s true. I’ve been gone quite a bit over the last month, so a whole lot of missing is going on. One morning recently, I grabbed Lucy and gave her a BIG, long hug. Mid-embrace Lucy told me, “I Love you, mommy… more than the DOGS.” I pulled back, looked in her eyes and told […]

She’s 8.

8 years ago today, 10 pounds and 5 ounces of joy was birthed into my world. My youngest. My youngest is 8, and when *they* say *it* goes by fast… *they* are not lying. Oh my heck. Lucy means light. I deeply believe that Lucy lives up to her name. She has boundless energy with […]

If I put it on the internet it means I’m committed: I’m homeschooling, yo.

It’s official. I’m homeschooling Lucy. I haven’t mentioned it here because for the last month (+) I was caught in the vortex of a terrible administrative process with my inital homeschool curriculum choice. Though I have mentioned the intent in my personal Facebook space and to IRL friends here and there. It’s not been a […]

Up A Tree…

Mom. Mom. HEY MOM! LOOK AT ME!!! Yep. That’s my Lucy. //-//-//-//-//-//-//-//-//-//-//-//-//-// Don’t forget to visit Jenny On the Spot on Facebook. It’s just like here, but it’s not. You know, ‘cuz it’s Facebook, so…And Twitter. And YouTube. Definitely YouTube… Stay ON THE SPOT! Don’t miss a sparkly thing! ¬†Get JOTS posts in your inbox!  […]

School would be better if…

It had more meth. She meant MATH. This was Lucy’s homework from a few nights ago. This is funny for TWO (2) reasons: Lucy has never HAD meth. Lucy is not the best at math. But don’t tell her that. She thinks she is and SHE WINS FOR LOVING MATH. I wonder where she inherited […]