Top Ten Tuesday

my top ten ways to cope with the flu


Okay, let’s be real here folks…

I had this amazing post planned in my head for the start of the new year, but people have been sick around here since December 24th. That amazing first post of the year has been the farthest thing from my mind. My mind has been on helping my family get through the flu as quickly and easily as possible.

Here are my top ten ways to cope with the flu:

1) Avoid it completely if possible.

2) Put all the sick people in one room (if possible) and let them veg in front of educational shows (or not educational shows, but it sounded better that way).

3) Give them buckets and lots of towels and hope for the best.

4) Nothing by mouth for 6 hours after throwing up (repeat if throwing up occurs again, but it usually it doesn’t).

5) Use the BRAT diet to cope with diahrrea (after following the guidelines above). The BRAT diet is bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast.

6) Drink clear fluids, suck on ice, eat jello and popsicles.

7) Lysol spray all of the light switches and door knobs.

8) Go over board on the hand washing.

9) Keep up with the laundry (yeah, right!).

10) Did I mention rest?

How do you cope with the flu when it strikes your family?

I am linking up this post with Top Ten Tuesday and the Hip Homeschool Hop.

Top Ten Books I Want To Read With The Kids

While Studying Ancients This Year

Did you read the list of everything that we are studying next year? You can read the post about my planning which also has a link to next year's curriculum page. 

  1. The Bronze Bow
  2. Victory On The Walls
  3. The Cat Of BubastesGod King
  4. Hittite Warrior
  5. Tirzah
  6. Adara
  7. The Children's Homer
  8. Detectives In Togas
  9. Little Pear
  10. Archimedes and the Door of Science

(Now, I just need to order all my materials so they get here in time.)

If you have any books that you would recommend for the Creation to Christ time period, please leave me a note in the comments. 

What are you reading with your kids this year?

I am linking up to Top Ten Tuesday.

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Building Adventures

creating family memories

My kids are always asking me to take pictures of their creations. (Your kids do that too, right?) I gathered all the random building photos and put them together into this top ten post.

1) Elisha building with Blocco.

2) Moses creating with pattern blocks.

3) Malachi building us a new hardwood floor with CitiBlocks.

4) Zion stacking and exploring with Twig.

5) Hosanna stacking and exploring with Twig.

6) Zion and Moses designing an architectural master piece with CitiBlocks.

7) Moses is a whiz at creating with CitiBlocks.

 8) Someone’s building. I think it might have been Moses.

9) Elisha building with Blocco again.

10) Another fun creation by the twins with Twig.

What are your kids building these days? What are their favorite building materials? I am linking up to Top Ten Tuesday.

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