Pumpkin Roll

A co-worker let me use her recipe on my website, Homeschooling on a Shoestring. I’ve reprinted it here for the holiday season. It is tasty, thick, you definitely need a glass of something and so not healthy. If you know a good vegan or raw version, let me know.       Pumpkin Roll Cake: […]

Getting Kids Interested

What do you do if you have a child who doesn’t really seem to be interested in anything in particular? If television is allowed in the house – does your child have a favorite show? Watch it with them, see what it’s about and talk about the show afterward. Ask them questions such as who […]


I stopped into Jo-Ann’s this past month and it wasn’t even to buy anything. I have a (cosmetics) bag that I keep all my discount cards in. One day I had some free time on my hands and actually alphabetized the discount cards. I’m glad I did that because it sure beats having people in […]

Notebooking Tip

I’m finding that we like to use the smaller size notebooks instead of using the regular size notebooks (as long as our subject matter allows). The dimensions are 5-1/2 x 8. You can find page protectors for that size. I try to recycle paper or use half sheets (slice in half standard 8-1/2 x 11 […]

Deal Of The Day

Bought today at a garage sale for $1.00 Great African Americans Knowledge/Flash Cards Retail price = $9.95 Scroll down to Great African Americans – Flash Card http://www.itsablackthang.com/AfricanAmericanKnowledgeCards.htm Description from Library of Congress’ website: The courage and accomplishments of the men and women represented in this collection of Knowledge Cards — from educator, editor, and writer […]