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Commenter-Friendly Anti-Spam Plugin

Monday my Akismet spam plugin caught 97 spam comments.  Yes, that’s right, 97!  At least they were caught, but I really wish that they hadn’t shown up at all.  Spam takes time to deal with, is usually unpleasant if not down-right evil, and reduces the quality of blogging life. So what was I to do? I don’t […]

Please Choose a New Way to Follow Tea Time with Annie Kate

After March 1, Google Friend Connect will no longer work on Word Press blogs like Tea Time with Annie Kate.  Sigh!  I don’t want to lose contact with you when that happens, and I encourage you to choose a different way to follow me.  You can use Linky Followers (see sidebar) which is easy to get […]

Sense and Sensibility Week

Two hundred years ago, plus a week, Sense and Sensibility was published, and now Miss Georgiana Darcy is hosting a blog event to commemorate the occasion. She posted a great list of resources and is planning activities and excitement all week.  If you love Jane Austen, come join in the fun! Here’s yesterday’s list of questions: […]

Congratulations to a Life-Changing Homeschool Company

The Old Schoolhouse is celebrating its 10th anniversary!  As a powerhouse in the homeschooling community, TOS has done so much for many homeschoolers, including our family. The Old Schoolhouse magazine provides encouragement and tips.  The Schoolhouse Store is full of great resources, including Molly’s Econobuster products, which I now review regularly.  There’s also The Schoolhouse […]

From Total Ignorance to Fourth on Bing in Two Years

Two years and one month ago I did not know what blogs were.  I did know they were on the computer and that my husband enjoyed them.  That’s all. Then I got curious.  After a long illness I had some new-found energy, but not enough to be active physically.  Why not try blogging?  A lot […]

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