Sending Condolences to Connie

I didn't imagine my first post of the New Year would start off as a sad one, but it's with a heavy heart I report we lost a member of our Brainfoggles family recently. Our dear Connie's mother, Natalie Melucci, passed away on Dec 30, 2017. Although Connie doesn't post any longer, she is still a big part of Brainfoggles. If you take a moment to read through some of Connie's posts you will see many that include her mother and the love she had for her. If you would like to leave condolences, feel free to leave them in the comments on this post. Connie is a frequent visitor to Brainfoggles … [Read more...]

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Christmas Eve Game Night Fun!

I admit I'm the gal who always plans a ton of stuff I want my family to do together for the holidays, and you know what? We hardly ever do any of it! So, this year I decided we're keeping Christmas Eve simple. We're going to have a Christmas Eve game night, just the 4 of us. We'll bake cookies for Santa, play board games, read the Christmas story, and hopefully have a much easier time getting to bed than in past years. Yeah, right. My high anxiety ADHD child does NOT do well with Christmas Eve sleep. It doesn't help that we are "expected" to be at 3 different family functions at the same … [Read more...]

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Breathing Room: 6 Amazing Sights That Will Take Your Breath Away on an Arkansas Vacation

Breathing Room:  6 Amazing Sights That Will Take Your Breath Away on an Arkansas Vacation One of the freedoms of homeschooling is our ability to travel more often. Family trips we once dreamed about are now a reality. We have begun making a list of places we want to visit in 2018, and a trip to visit friends in Arkansas is at the very top of that list. As a homeschool family, we plan our trips so that every day is a learning experience. North Little Rock shares a river with its more famous neighbor, Little Rock, Arkansas. But, it has much to offer on your trip to the center of this … [Read more...]

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Easy DIY Homemade Hot Cocoa Gift Set with Recipe

As an Oriental Trading Ambassador I received product to facilitate this post. When it's cold outside, there is nothing I love more than a good cup of hot cocoa. It's a staple in our household in the Winter months...year round if my kids have their way! It's so easy to make my 8-year-old can make a batch herself and the ingredients are budget friendly. Homemade hot cocoa mix also lacks many of the processed ingredients you find in store-bought mixes such as hydrogenated oils, and I think it tastes so much yummier! Homemade hot cocoa mix is also one of my favorite DIY gifts to give for the … [Read more...]

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Why I’m Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday today surrounded by family and friends. I am very thankful for the opportunity to spend today cherishing the ones I love. We started the day with Thanksgiving lunch with my family. I'm especially thankful to have one person at the Thanksgiving table this year, my Papa. He has had a really rough year healthwise, and honestly a few months ago none of us expected to celebrate another Thanksgiving or Christmas with him. I am thankful he pulled through such a dire situation, and at the happy young age of 80, I am grateful he is still … [Read more...]

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