If I Could Start EC Over Again – and Why I’m Glad I Can’t

I love free stuff, both finding it and passing the treasure on. Today, courtesy of 8 years of diapering and pottying mishaps and milestones (and on the eve of #4’s arrival on scene), I’m offering “free experience” to fellow EC-ing parents. Basically, you get the benefit of our family’s adventures without having to bribe your …

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Unshakeable Hope in Shaky Times

The world is upside-down. It doesn’t seem to matter where you live, something is going sideways for every person I have talked to recently. What can we count on, any more? What can we hold on to that won’t let us down? The answer to that lies not in what, but in Who. There is …

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Not Enough Progress in Your Homeschool?

Is your homeschool year starting back up differently than you imagined? (Or maybe you, like me, forgot to imagine what re-starting would be like.) Newbie and veteran homeschool parents alike experience the same phenomenon every January: the post-holidays slump. All the excitement accompanying fresh adventure from the beginning of your school year feels like its …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist: Christmas Edition

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol Some links here are affiliate links. When you purchase through a link, you help keep Wise Cracked Mama running and my coffee cup full. Thank you and Merry Christmas! Can anything be more heartwarming …

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Ultimate Children’s Booklist (Part 3: Upper Elementary to Highschool)

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis Some links here are affiliate links. Biblio enables you to fuel your book-buying addiction, save money and the environment, and support independent bookstores across the globe. You’re welcome. 🙂 Good books don’t cease when …

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I'm Laura. I love spreadsheets, Jane Eyre, and watching my boys' personalities unfold (unless that involves mud pies launched at the garage again). I also desperately need a weekly repartee exchange or I suffer from witticism atrophy. If you've read this far, you're awesome. May your chocolate be plentiful and your kids' naps long and sweet.

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