On the return home from our trip I found the Rainbow Resource, CBD, and CHC catalogs waiting for me. This time of year is so difficult for me as a year round schooler that considers our year to start in January. All those lovely pages filled with goodies that will enhance my children’s futures beyond belief! But, it is just clever marketing and what we have works well for us. As difficult as it can be at times, I flip through the pages quickly, fantasize quickly about ordering new materials, and then put the catalogs in our recycling bin.