I'm Jimmie; yes, that's my real name. I am a homeschool mom who is also a writer, blogger, speaker, and social media manager.

Right now my lenses are going through some remodeling. I sincerely apologize for the mess. Flickr, where I have hosted my images for five years with a paid account, is now intermittently blocking those images from appearing.

I am unfortunately in the process of moving everything over to SmugMug.com and updating the code. This is a time intensive project. Any images that are not appearing are still at Flickr. Simply click to see them.

Jimmie’s Featured Pages

Reading Journals

Reading Journals

Keeping a reading journal is a fantastic way to encourage a child to think deeply about whatever he his reading. It works especially well with fiction novels, but can be used with non-fiction as well. There...

Flip Books for Fun and Learning

Flip Books for Fun and Learning

Flip books are low-tech fun that still appeal to kids today, especially if they are creating them themselves. It's not as difficult as you might think to make a flip book. Here I'll give you several...

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  • elynmac May 22, 2013 @ 7:34 pm
    Hi Jimmie, I have lived in China for the last 25 years. I also teach. And I am so delighted to find your amazing page on China. You have done a beyond fantastic job! Thank you so much!
  • WordChipper May 09, 2013 @ 9:40 am
    Definitely going to try your calzone recipe soon. I enjoyed your lap book tutorial. Looks like a fun project with the kids on rainy days.
  • mynameisrachel Feb 24, 2013 @ 9:32 am
    Really nice lenses you have. Thank you for taking time and writing such a nice articles. :)
  • SecondSally Dec 30, 2012 @ 8:06 am
    You've got a lot of really great creative ideas here. I like the idea of putting a new spin on classic school and home projects.
  • Irrevocable Nov 12, 2012 @ 12:13 pm
    I have really enjoyed some of your lenses. Sorry you are having problems with your pictures...(I didn't notice any issues while visiting some of your lenses) and I hope you rectify it soon with Flickr :)
  • coolaunt Nov 04, 2012 @ 4:31 pm
    You have some amazing lenses and it will take me some time to get to all of them. This is a nice stop for any educator of any sort.
  • Oct 05, 2012 @ 7:33 pm
    I like your classical music lenses.
  • Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:34 am
    Calzone=Food of the Gods (aka Ambrosia! :-)
  • Mamaboo Aug 02, 2012 @ 7:44 pm
    I love your lens on homeschooling vocabulary, so much so that I submitted it for a purple star! Thanks and I truly hope you get it!
  • seoeksperten Mar 26, 2012 @ 6:06 am
    You have some great homeschooling lenses, love them!
  • Ladyeaglefeather Mar 21, 2012 @ 5:10 pm
    you have so many great home school lens. I just, had to stop by and tell you how amazing they are.
  • Rob3 Mar 17, 2012 @ 8:05 pm
    Wishing you a Happy St.Patrick's Day from the Emerald Isle!
  • JaguarJulie Mar 15, 2012 @ 4:01 pm
    Happy Absolutely Incredible Squids Day! You rock.
  • eclecticeducation Mar 08, 2012 @ 8:15 pm
    Happy International Women's Day! I hope you are having a great day. :)
  • tlcwebworks Feb 20, 2012 @ 10:19 pm
    You are so inspirational!
  • BusyMOM Jan 26, 2012 @ 9:48 pm
    Thank you, Jimmie, for the lovely Squid Angel Blessing for my chocolate-covered-strawberry-treat lens. Have a great day!
  • marciag Jan 23, 2012 @ 4:51 pm
    Wow thank you kindly for your blessing! Have a great day!
  • sherioz Jan 23, 2012 @ 9:25 am
    I am so impressed with your work. I just went to your website (Jimmie's Collage) and it is so professional and beautiful. You are an amazing role model.
  • Formosangirl Jan 21, 2012 @ 6:18 am
    Thanks for visiting one of my lens. Happy New Year!
  • JoyfulReviewer Jan 13, 2012 @ 10:56 pm
    Congratulations on having achieved Level 80. You're among the lensmasters featured on my tribute lens: http://www.squidoo.com/level-80-lensmasters
  • Wbisbill Jan 02, 2012 @ 7:29 pm
    Thanks for visiting and blessing my lens!
  • skiesgreen Jan 01, 2012 @ 11:21 pm
    Have a wonderful, peaceful, joy filled and sucessful 2012 for you and your family. Hugs, Norma
  • Wednesday_Elf Dec 31, 2011 @ 10:25 am
    Hi Jimmie - stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year!
  • JoyfulReviewer Dec 29, 2011 @ 12:16 pm
    Congratulations! You've been featured on my new "Special Recognition" lens.
  • AshAffiches Dec 27, 2011 @ 5:44 pm
    love your lenses!
  • Annamadagan Dec 20, 2011 @ 8:48 pm
    Hi! Thanks so much for liking my Teen Bible lens! Merry Christmas!
  • favored1 Dec 12, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
    Once again I have found a lens that uses some of my teaching methods. I shall include this in my teaching helps. Thanks. Merry Christmas.
  • Intuitive Dec 12, 2011 @ 12:22 pm
    Thank you very much for blessing my paper ornament lens!! I feel doubly blessed.
  • JohnZh Dec 02, 2011 @ 12:36 pm
    Jimmie, thank you very much for replying the thread "Any Way to Follow Other Lensmasters in Squidoo" I started on SquidU forum. Regards.
  • JaguarJulie Nov 24, 2011 @ 9:23 am
    Happy Thanksgiving Jimmie! Have missed you sincerely. I am grateful for friendships and shared moments with you ... thanks to the platform of Squidoo. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." --William Arthur Ward
  • KarenCookieJar Nov 23, 2011 @ 10:03 am
    You make fantastic lenses!
  • makeupbrush Sep 26, 2011 @ 7:26 pm
    Thank you for leaving a comment and liking my lens "Try different ways to dry your makeup brushes". It certainly added more confidence about the beauty tips I gave out to people.
  • Sep 24, 2011 @ 11:49 pm
    Thank you for blessing my lens, that was such a nice surprise. And I am so happy to have discovered your lensography too.
  • dvpwli Sep 22, 2011 @ 5:13 am
    You are real leader on Squidoo, You have many purple lenses, Congrats
  • bakerwoman Sep 14, 2011 @ 1:40 pm
    Hello Jimmie. I am so delighted to get angel blessings on A Home for Hummingbirds and Hummingbirds Growing Up in my Garden. These are two lenses that are very special to me where I got up close and personal with the little jewels of nature. I appreciate your support.
  • efriedman Aug 22, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
    Hello I've featured your science notebooking lens on my Animal Identification Who Am I Series, a collection of lenses for nature study or science lessons
  • pawpaw911 Aug 12, 2011 @ 7:53 am
    Thanks for visiting my Where do Sunflower Seeds Come From Lens. It is much appreciated.
  • thrivingmom Aug 11, 2011 @ 9:08 pm
    Hi Jimmie. I just saw your post on SquidU about your earnings. I was surprised to come and find you only have 152 lenses. Wow, you're doing great! I wish you continued success.
  • reasonablerobinson Aug 11, 2011 @ 12:05 pm
    Thanks for blessing my lens Jimmie, very much appreciated.
  • merylvdm Aug 10, 2011 @ 8:35 pm
    Thanks for the blessing on my Continents lens!
  • Jodi_k Aug 03, 2011 @ 10:43 am
    Hi Jimmie, thanks for blessing my soup lens (in this heat!). :)
  • Evelyn_Saenz Jul 31, 2011 @ 9:24 pm
    We are having a conversation on The Homeschool Club on Facebook about lapbooks. Once children become to old for lapbooks, what do they create? Does Sprite still create lapbooks?
  • LisaAuch Jul 29, 2011 @ 6:25 pm
    Thankyou for stopping by, and I am glad I popped over - I am off to check out hand on fraction my daughter is not taking to learning them too well!
  • Jul 19, 2011 @ 10:24 pm
    Wow, an entire home school curriculum here! Really amazing!
  • TeacherRenee Jul 09, 2011 @ 7:38 pm
    Thanks so much for visiting my Toddler Books lens. Yes, Goodnight Gorillas is wonderful!
  • HelenHoliday Jun 11, 2011 @ 8:47 am
    Thanks so much for liking my Twitter lens. I appreciate your voting in the poll and commenting, too.
  • iMANDY Jun 08, 2011 @ 10:37 pm
    Hello and thank you so much for my first ever Giant Squidlike on my Chupa Chup Lens! Much appreciated!! You may have an interest in my Mathletics lens, I think it is a great concept for homeschooling, if you get a chance maybe you could have a peek :) Thanks again for visiting my lens!
  • bames24 Jun 08, 2011 @ 10:26 pm
    thank you for visiting my lenses... :)
  • speaktolearn Jun 05, 2011 @ 10:21 am
    I really like what Jimmie has been doing on Squidoo
  • flashkid May 31, 2011 @ 10:06 am
    Thanks for visiting my fathers day lens and commenting
  • Serenia May 29, 2011 @ 12:13 am
    You're welcome. We Angels had a quest for this Memorial Day weekend.
    And you write GREAT homeschooling lenses.
  • mbgphoto May 25, 2011 @ 2:23 pm
    Thank you for the blessing on my Garden Photography lens.
  • May 24, 2011 @ 7:23 am
    Just stopping by to check out your latest endeavors!
  • May 23, 2011 @ 10:28 pm
    Thanks for dropping by my neighborhood. I love your Tangrams!
  • jamespete May 22, 2011 @ 10:38 am
    So many good lenses! I've only looked at a handful, but see that education is something you've thought long and hard about. I myself in a series of four lenses have tried to reinvigorate the curriculum maker for 22 of the last 25 hundred years, rhetoric. And please note, I looove Shakespeare. Yet I love this quote from Whitehead.

    The solution which I am urging, is to eradicate the fatal disconnection of subjects which kills the vitality of our modern curriculum. There is only one subject-matter for education, and that is Life in all its manifestations. Instead of this single unity, we offer children -- Algebra, from which nothing follows; Geometry, from which nothing follows; Science, from which nothing follows; History, from which nothing follows; a Couple of Languages, never mastered; and lastly, most dreary of all, Literature, represented by plays of Shakespeare, with philological notes and short analyses of plot and character to be in substance committed to memory. Can such a list be said to represent Life, as it is known in the midst of the living of it? The best that can be said of it is, that it is a rapid table of contents which a deity might run over in his mind while he was thinking of creating a world, and has not yet determined how to put it together.

  • jamespete May 22, 2011 @ 10:03 am
    Thanks for your work here! I wonder what part Shakespeare played in your life for you to want to pass it on to your daughter.

    I lived in Ashland, Oregon for a few years. They think their Shakespearean festival the best, bar none. They have one outside and two indoor theaters and do other types of plays as well. They have a company here in Portland, 300 miles to the north. I remember the Lear jets that would fly up to Ashland from the San Francisco Bay area (a quick trip!) for a few hours of Shakespeare.
  • May 21, 2011 @ 12:31 am
    Homemade playdough, what fun! Thanks for stopping by.
  • KimGiancaterino May 12, 2011 @ 9:01 pm
    Thank you for blessing my State Flag Coloring Pages lens!
  • May 02, 2011 @ 11:50 pm
    Thank you for dropping by my UFOs, I just enjoyed your Dragon Boats. All that does make us sound other worldly.
  • mbgphoto May 01, 2011 @ 7:25 pm
    Thank you for the blessing on my Visit St. Louis lens.
  • iijuan12 Apr 19, 2011 @ 8:55 pm
    I featured some of your great lessons in http://www.squidoo.com/fun-hands-on-unit-studies .
  • annmackiemiller Apr 16, 2011 @ 8:04 am
    Hi Jimmie - just to let you know you feature on my Top Ten Wild Bird Pages You Will Love
  • Mujjen Apr 15, 2011 @ 2:04 am
    Hi Jimmie! I will probably be back saying this again, but your lenses on home-schooling are very good! Fortunately for me, my children are younger than yours (it seems) so whenever we start a new subject, you have already written about it! My daughter goes to a "normal" school, but there's a lot of work for me anyway. Your tips are very useful, and it is obvious that you have tried them well! Thank you.
  • Wednesday_Elf Apr 08, 2011 @ 12:54 pm
    Hi Jimmie -- thanks for taking my baseball quiz, even though you dislike sports -- in truth, it makes you a great 'Sport' to take the time to read my 'sports' stories! You are a delight!
  • kimmanleyort Apr 02, 2011 @ 3:50 pm
    Thanks so much for the blessing!
  • Apr 02, 2011 @ 10:42 am
    Thank you so much for stopping by and liking and blessing my arts and animal nonprofit lenses!
  • DaveStone13 Apr 02, 2011 @ 9:03 am
    Thanks for the blessing on "Absolutely Cool." Always appreciate the recognition.
  • jonart Apr 01, 2011 @ 11:52 pm
    Thanks for blessing, and liking my lens "Painting a Portrait in Acrylics". I really appreciate it :) John
  • wordstock Apr 01, 2011 @ 11:55 am
    Today we are leaving the comfort of our angel network and branching out to visit others. I must say that I wish I could bless all your lenses. What a great job you've done to provide so much helpful and useful information. Thanks so much!
  • Earlystart Mar 28, 2011 @ 1:59 pm
    Hi Jimmie,

    Congratulations - you seem to have made it big in squidoo! I am new here and would love to learn from your three year experience. going to your squidoo tips now...
    Thank you,
  • Mar 22, 2011 @ 4:22 pm
    I love your Backyard Bird Identification Quiz, I could almost hear them singing!
  • Mujjen Mar 20, 2011 @ 11:18 am
    Thank you for blessing the lens on Afewerk Tekle, Ethiopia's great artist!
  • Mujjen Mar 20, 2011 @ 9:33 am
    Thank you so much for blessing my lens on Ethiopian food!
  • fargasch Mar 19, 2011 @ 10:09 pm
    Thanks for the blessing to my Shock Therapy lens!
  • LeanneChesser Mar 17, 2011 @ 9:59 pm
    Thanks for your blessings on my multiple intelligences and apostrophe quiz lenses!
  • Margo_Arrowsmith Mar 17, 2011 @ 7:23 pm
    Jimmie, you are a dream. Thank you so much for what you did.
  • Margo_Arrowsmith Mar 17, 2011 @ 6:38 pm
    I wish you would go to my lens, Jigsaw Box and then watch Nicola Bird's video about how to use her program. I think this could be what you need to turn these wonderful lenses into some profit AND help a lot of people be better teachers. Get the 14 day free trial and see what you can do. Remember to come back to the lens to do that, so I get the commission. I am being honest with you about that, but you are only the second person I am sending this message to and I send it because I really admire what you do and think that this program could do a lot for you and other people!
  • Mujjen Mar 17, 2011 @ 2:38 pm
    Thank you for blessing my lens on the Hamer people of Ethiopia!
  • Evelyn_Saenz Mar 09, 2011 @ 3:41 am
    Do you know of any good videos for explaining earthquakes to Kindergarten aged children? There is a question on The Homeschool Club on Facebook as a result of the earthquake in Christchruch and I thought you might know of one and possibly write a Squidoo page about the topic.
  • Big_Joe Feb 19, 2011 @ 12:53 am
    Thank you Jimmie for the Blessing-
    on the Reptile's Eyes lens-

    I have another in case you missed it-
    and you would like to play again-

    The game plays the same-
    and it still does not have a prize-

    To play this other game-
    Search for Cat's Eyes-
  • ---Chazz Feb 18, 2011 @ 9:05 pm
    Thank you for visiting our lenses and taking the time to leave so many wonderful comments and blessings. Greatly appreciated. (Love your approach to education, BTW)
    Thanks again.
  • HarmonyArtMom Feb 18, 2011 @ 8:45 pm
    Hi Jimmie. Thanks for the blessing on my Drawing With Children lens.
  • TXMary2 Feb 16, 2011 @ 8:03 am
    Thank you for liking two of my lenses! I love all your lapbooking posts.
  • artyfax Feb 15, 2011 @ 3:46 am
    Thanks for your visits and for the "cupid's kisses" on my lenses. You seem to have had a busy valentines day
  • fargasch Feb 11, 2011 @ 2:22 pm
    Thank you for visiting and for the blessings! Have a wonderful day!
  • Janet21 Jan 16, 2011 @ 10:53 pm
    Good luck on Hubpages & with your new blog! I know you will do great. :)
  • BigGirlBlue Jan 03, 2011 @ 1:51 am
    Stopping by to wish you a wonderful transition into 2011 and all the best things a new year has to offer!
  • JoyfulPamela Dec 28, 2010 @ 8:54 am
    Hi Jimmie ~ thanks for letting me know about the dead links. I need to transfer those materials to Homeschool Launch. I'll be away for the next week, but I'll work on it for you when I get back. Have a wonderful New Year!! =D
  • JoyfulPamela Jan 04, 2011 @ 11:11 am
    Hello! I still need to update this more, but here is the link to the free materials. I hope your daughter likes them. =D Brass Family Lapbook
  • ajgodinho Dec 24, 2010 @ 2:35 pm
    Hi Jimmie, here's wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas season and all the best for the coming year...much peace, happiness and success...blessings! AJ :)
  • lilgirllapbooker Dec 22, 2010 @ 5:28 am
    Two things,

    1) Visit me at Homeschool Launch! (Candy L...etc.)
    2) Have a great christmas!
  • Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:51 am
    Wishing all the Best for you and your family for the Holidays and 2011!
  • JaguarJulie Dec 19, 2010 @ 6:46 am
    "May the Joy of Christmas Find You in Its Warm Embrace!" --JaguarJulie
  • Dec 18, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
    Wishing you Christmas blessings!
  • jasminesphotography Dec 17, 2010 @ 8:22 am
    Oh, you're welcome! :) I had a lot of fun with the quizzes.
  • maxnic11 Dec 13, 2010 @ 4:37 am
    nice lens!
  • daria369 Dec 12, 2010 @ 12:41 pm
    Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen. ~Author unknown, attributed to a 7-year-old named Bobby
  • LilliputStation Dec 12, 2010 @ 10:16 am
    Jimmie, when are you going to make us some Chinese recipe lenses??????
  • Margo_Arrowsmith Nov 30, 2010 @ 10:07 am
    Thanks for your mention of pimp! You are correct. I will ad it. Of course, if you would like to write a little blurb I will give you credit with a link back to what you want! Either way you are totally correct!
  • rwoman Nov 27, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
    Hi, I'm contacting you because you are a former member of my Preschool Education group @ http://www.squidoo.com/groups/activitypreschooleducation and I'm redoing the lens to feature lensographies about preschool and early childhood education. If you have such a lensography please stop by http://www.squidoo.com/groups/activitypreschooleducation and let me know!

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