What a Crazy Summer! Ready For Our Fall Bucket List!

  Hello again! No, I did not disappear from the face of the planet! This has just been an incredibly crazy summer! Between weeks of swim lessons, VBS (twice), weekly horse riding lessons, visits from our son (and lots of them, yay!), helping my sister move, and planning our new school year…well, I didn’t find much time for writing. BUT, […]

Teaching Kids the True meaning of Memorial Day at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Teaching My Kids the True Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day – it seems such an odd day to “celebrate.” The parties and barbecues and games are a stark contrast to the somber remembrance of lives lost.Over the years the true meaning of Memorial Day has been lost in the excitement of a 3 day weekend and the celebration of the beginning of summer.I want my children to understand […]

First Grade Math Free Games & Printables

Math….the nemesis of many a homeschool mom. I’m certainly no exception. I actually love doing math, I just don’t love teaching it! It’s frustrating and seriously tries my patience. I’ve found that keeping math fun is a must!Save Save This post may contain some affiliate links for your convenience, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link […]

Grasshoppers and Crickets Study at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Grasshoppers and Crickets Study

We like to delve into a few delight directed studies throughout our year. It’s an easy way to dig a little deeper into things that we might read about in books, as is the case with this Grasshoppers and Crickets study. We’ve been listening to the audio book of On the Banks of Plum Creek. All throughout the book it […]

Free Piano Lessons for Kids at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Free Piano Lessons for Kids

Note & Disclaimer: Free piano lessons online are never a substitute for private lessons with a live teacher, especially if your child plans to pursue piano playing beyond the basics. They are, however, perfect for those children (and adults!) who would simply like to try the piano to see if it’s an instrument they are truly interested in playing before […]

Frugal Fitness for Busy Moms

I admit, I don’t exercise as I should. In fact, unless walking up and down our stairs twice a day is considered adequate exercise I’m way below the bar.I know that I need to exercise for my health. I want to be around to see my kids and grandkids grow up. However, I know me well enough to know that […]

Free Stuff To Do With Kids

Frugal Summer Fun: Free Things to do With Your Kids

Summer fun with kids doesn’t have to be expensive. Kids are far more interested in who is with them than in what they’re doing, so the things you plan don’t have to be complicated.If you’re trying to save money this summer, but don’t want to sit around doing nothing for weeks, then I’ve got a great list of ideas to […]