Monday, July 16, 2012

Welcome M.O.B moms!

This post is part of the annual M.O.B. Society Link Up.  So....welcome M.O.B. moms and all the rest of my readers!  For those of you that are new to M and J in a Nutshell, M is mom (me!), and J is JP (my son).  I'm a single mom, homeschooling a 13 year old boy, wrangling a boxer/bulldog/possibly-terrier-too dog, and working a couple of different jobs to keep us going.

M and J in a Nutshell is where I share whatever comes to mind!  I try to focus on homeschooling and single parenting, but you will also find recipes, study aides, and a lot more on this blog.  Occasionally I post about my Etsy shop, and sometimes I vent about our horrible apartment (want to help us move? See THIS POST for details).  We live just outside New York City, and thus I also blog about our adventures in Manhattan from time to time.

The dog, Rowdy, thinks she should help JP with his science schoolwork.
We are eclectic homeschoolers meaning that we do regular lessons, but we pull from a variety of resources instead of using a standard curriculum.  In some areas we also lean towards unschooling.  We also have food allergies, so all of our recipes are dairy and soy free, and many are also either vegetarian or vegan.

We love to hike, take walks with our dog, explore Manhattan, learn about science and history, do art projects, and read.  Legos are a favorite toy, even with my son in his first year as a teenager, and we love pretty much all of the games made by Cranium (lots of different games for lots of different ages!).

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or on our other blog, Life of This Kind, HERE.

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Thanks for checking us out!  Now, I'm off to visit others from the M.O.B blog hop!
4th of July - the dog was scared and stayed in my lap the whole evening...she's too big to be a lap dog!
Just as I clicked the camera, the dog shot forward to sniff it!
Then, JP wanted to copy the dog...silly boy!


  1. You must have so many resources to access for homeschooling since you live near Manhattan! My boys love legos too, glad to know they might like them even when they are a teen:) Blessings!

  2. Haha, hilarious photos of your dog and boy in the same pose. Very cute! Nice to meet you via the MOB link up!

  3. Great family! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  4. Fun family!!! Hopping by from MOB!! Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R:

  5. I'm not a mobster, just stopping by to say thanks for checking in at my blog a week (or 2?) ago and commenting. I've put writing about how I got started speaking on my list of possible blog topics, so look for it sometime in the next month or so :-)

  6. Loved meeting your family.. God bless you!

  7. God bless you and your son! Just dropping by from the MOB hop. Jess @

  8. WHat cute pictures :)

    New follower from the Blog Hop
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