We the People…

Happy Constitution Day! I find I like history more as I get older (never thought I’d be saying that) Learning is a life long passion for me. I try to learn something new every day and find it exhilarating to do so! In honor of today, I thought maybe we could learn a little something…… Continue reading We the People…

Life · September

The Dot – A start to leaving your mark

It all started with a DOT. Yep, a simple little dot. Not very inspiring, a dot. Not anything big, a dot. Only a dot. That little dot inspired so much. Created something we all need to find. Our inner creativity; the courage from inside; a confidence we may not have recognized within ourselves. That dot…… Continue reading The Dot – A start to leaving your mark


International Literacy Day

  Today’s a day near and dear to my heart. As you’ve probably noticed through several of my posts, such as Learning Comes Unexpectedly or Summer of Activity No. 6 – Reading together, we are serious readers here our household. In honor of this day, International Literacy Day, I thought I would give you our…… Continue reading International Literacy Day


Celebrating a Blogging Milestone with a Blast from the Past

This will be my 71st post here at Just Bits and Pieces! 70 already posted! WOW! I’m so thankful I have the ability to write and share, live and learn, laugh and love with every one of you, my dear readers. In honor of this milestone (100 posts is just around the corner) I thought…… Continue reading Celebrating a Blogging Milestone with a Blast from the Past

Life Copes

Learning Comes Unexpectedly

I’m always amazed when I learn something unexpectedly and from someplace I never imagined. This happened while we were reading yet another picture book from our 100 Most Inspirational Children’s Books In fact, what I’m about to share with you touched me so deeply I wrote the lessons on my Family Center wall. (Family Center…… Continue reading Learning Comes Unexpectedly


☼Summer of Fun☼ Rain, Rain Go Away

We have the summer of fun list; have chosen the activity for the day; collected whatever supplies we may need and… it rains… again. What do we do when the activity we’ve chosen for a day is an outdoor activity and mother nature decides to take her shower? What any other respectable family does; we…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Rain, Rain Go Away


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 13

I’m going to keep my conversational side to a minimum today. *gasp* Today’s activity was probably one of the most fulfilling and mind blowing educationally we’ve done so far. ‘That little something’ or more appropriate a bunch of little somethings crept in very early on in this activity and I couldn’t shake ’em. Summer of Fun…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 13


☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 6

You probably aren’t going to believe this, but there’s some serious crazy going on here. I have some serious readers on my hands. Crazy, right?! Not only do they LOVE to read, they still love to be read to! Whhaaatt? Yep, it’s true. My boys will be 19 and 13 this year and they still…… Continue reading ☼Summer of Fun☼ Activity 6