Giveaway: Our Essential Picks for Back-to-School from Target

backtoschoolTARGETNote:  I am a member of the Target Inner Circle. 

This weekend I have a fun giveaway for you from Target:  our picks for back-to-school essentials!

Last week I reported on our family”s back-to-school shopping trip.  You might recall there was a noticeable difference between what mom considers an essential for back-to-school and what the kids believe is essential.  Perhaps it is that way in your home, too?

Target is partnering with me this weekend to give one lucky SimpleKids.net reader my must-have and the kids” must-have pick for back-t0-school (up to a $100 combined value).

[Read more…]

The Friday Five: 5 Ways to Connect with Me

SKgeraniums

Another week has skipped its way across the calendar, which mean it is time for today’s Friday Five.

First, I want to say a special thank you to all of my readers, those of you who have been following this space for years and those of you just joining us.  Thank you!  It means so much to have you here.

This week I wanted to let all of you know about five places where you can connect with me.  Blogging is one of the things I love in life, but believe it or not social media is really growing on me, too.

Here are some ways we can connect:

1. The Dynamo Rhino

Did you know I had another blog?  Yes, my family and I started The Dynamo Rhino, named after one of my daughter Lucy’s favorite toys, earlier this year and it has become a fun place to chronicle our homeschooling adventures and a journal for my thoughts as a homeschooling mom.

[Read more…]

Some mid-week reading: boredom, self care, elephants, and a giant carrot

SKbirdhouse

Ha!  Would you look at that?  I intended to schedule some posts for this week so that I could take a little mini-blogging break but it would appear that none of my scheduled posts actually published.  (Proving once again that I know just enough about blogging to be dangerous to myself and little else).

So, because I’ve picked up a head cold during our travels and don’t really have much to share besides “pass the hot tea and the tissues please” and a few pictures from our weekend, here are some mid-week reads I think are worth pointing out on this Wednesday morning.

[Read more…]