Monthly Archives: August 2011

Making Friends Wherever She Goes

Forgive me, what I’m going to share next, might sound like bragging. I don’t mean it to be, but take it how you will… Last Friday was a busy day. There was a yoga class on the docket and then … Continue reading

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The Best 79 Cents I Ever Spent

For months…no…years…I had been reading the salacious headlines of The National Enquirer and The Star while standing in line with my parents and buying groceries. I mean, really, what kid can resist “Bat Boy Goes to School” or “Mom Boiled … Continue reading

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‘Cause I Just Can’t Let it Go

Each day that passes I find us embracing unschooling more and more. But I still need some kind of checks and balances, reassurances if you will, that she is on the right track. So I returned to the Kindergarten goals … Continue reading

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C’mon and SHARE, You Know You Want To!

I’m going to post this on both my blogs. But first I want to say… Thank You. For reading my blog. For commenting. For just being you. I came up with the idea for writing daily in two blogs – … Continue reading

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A Quick Post Today

Yesterday was a busy day – a cleaning, a play date, grocery shopping…I felt like it was non-stop the whole day. I wanted to share with everyone a neat set of videos from a homeschool conference in California – click … Continue reading

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Getting The Whole Family In On the Act

Homeschooling is quickly evolving from ‘just Emily and me’ to the entire family contributing. It’s fantastic, it really is. And I can’t help thinking that we are all better for the experience. On Monday, Emily ran out to the mailbox … Continue reading

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“Disguised Learning” Just Sits Wrong With Me

Kids Gardening has a new article about ‘disguised learning’ and just reading the title made me cringe. Immediately the question flew into my mind…Why must we disguise learning? Is that like hiding zucchini in the spaghetti sauce? According to Karen … Continue reading

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Cat’s In the Cradle

Yesterday I shared with you Schoolhouse Rock, an assortment of great, educational songs from my childhood. To this day, whenever I think of a noun, I think of Schoolhouse Rock. That’s a pretty powerful memory association. Today I’d like to … Continue reading

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Schoolhouse Rock!

On Friday morning I was doing my best to get back on the exercising track. I wrote my post for the day while walking on my treadmill, managing to fill an hour of walking with plenty of writing and information-gathering. … Continue reading

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Adventures in Writing

True to my prediction, not much homeschooling happened on my end yesterday. But that didn’t stop Emily. You may remember that over a week ago I asked Emily what she wanted to learn in homeschooling. Her answer was prompt and … Continue reading

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