Winter as a SAHM (Stay.At.Home.Mom)

Winter as a SAHM (Stay.At.Home.Mom)

I just realized the title of this post sounds more like a confessional than a blog post…..and it just might be. I get cabin fever after two days of back-to-back rain and not being able to go outside. So while I love when Fall comes 

Getting off the Mountain

Getting off the Mountain

I know some Mom’s do this ALL the time. They drive off the mountain just for dinner. I am NOT that Mom. I anticipate and plan a trip off the mountain pretty rarely but always appreciate it when I do. This weeks blog focuses on 

10 things to know about moving to Boone as a Young Family.

10 things to know about moving to Boone as a Young Family.

It seems like there have been a lot of young families moving to Boone recently! I have been able to meet a few of them and thought it might help (from one person’s perspective anyway) to compile a list of useful information if you are 

Starting Responsibilities and Chores

Starting Responsibilities and Chores

We have really found a great stride with our oldest child in having a responsibility and chore chart. With school starting back in 2 months, this would be a great time to start if you haven’t already! Here are some of the BIG questions that 

Family Time on the New River

Family Time on the New River

Our most recent camping trip was at the New River State Park the weekend of the New River Canoe Race. We have owned a canoe for the past two years and have enjoyed introducing the kids to moving water. We joined two other families at 

Summer Learning Series – Part 2 – Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Summer Learning Series – Part 2 – Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Today we’re continuing our Summer Learning Series, lessons I previously taught, based on The Heartwood Ethics Curriculum. One of our trademark Boone weather patterns is a good ole summer rain storm.  When these usually arrive after a “hot” day (hot being a relative term for 

$5 Or Less Rainy Day Summer Fun with Kids

$5 Or Less Rainy Day Summer Fun with Kids

What is a mom to do about all those days that it rains (maybe everyday these days but I would rather deal with a little storm each afternoon than extreme heat)?  There are several things you CAN do when it’s raining so get your galoshes 

Summer Learning Series – Part 1 – Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Summer Learning Series – Part 1 – Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

As a former school counselor, one of my favorite things about my job was going into the classrooms and teaching a guidance curriculum.  This included character education and I would love to share some fun little lessons that I have adapted from The Heartwood Ethics 

Understanding End of Grade Tests

Understanding End of Grade Tests

In a few weeks, many students throughout the High Country will take the North Carolina End of Grade Tests (EOG’s), which are often a source of stress amongst students, teachers and parents.  As a former school counselor, I spent thirty percent of my time coordinating 

Vacation Bible Schools

Vacation Bible Schools

Summer is coming and High Country Churches will be opening their doors to community children for Vacation Bible School. If you have a VBS that is not listed, please let Melissa know.  There is no charge to list your VBS. Boone: Perkinsville Baptist Church, June