Monthly Archives: November 2011

And…Speaking of Patience

I have a confession to make. I took my M&M Math and blew it up. It happened like this… On Monday morning I decided that M&M Math had been such a success that I needed to push the limits a … Continue reading

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Wow…Just…Wow

I received an amazing email yesterday morning. I think it made my week. It was from a woman who has an eight-year-old son. She has been considering homeschooling for years. She began by saying, I don’t even know where to … Continue reading

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Mid-Continent Teams Up With Mango Languages

Which language should I or my child learn? This question bothered me for a while. In high school I chose to study French – partly because it sounded so deliciously foreign, and most importantly, my parents thought I should learn … Continue reading

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M&Ms and Math – the Bribery Begins

Believe it or not, I think I can safely say that I’ve managed to avoid bribery for the first five years of my daughter’s life. Distraction? Sure. Pleading? Absolutely. Threatening? Unfortunately. (A trip to Wal-Mart last week ended with “If … Continue reading

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Getting a Jump on Christmas?

On Tuesday, as I was bustling about the kitchen, cooking dinner, making lotion and prepping for an upcoming class that evening, Emily decided that now, yes NOW, was the time to write Santa Claus a letter. I found a decent … Continue reading

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Dancing Around Learning

Homeschooling these past few weeks feels kind of like I am dancing a dance I don’t know the moves to. We get close up, Emily and I, and then timing or mood or circumstance pulls and pushes apart. We whirl … Continue reading

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I Want a REAL Treehouse in My Room!

My husband and I have now enjoyed nearly three weeks of peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. In our own bed. Without a five-year-old little girl yelling in her sleep or trying to take over the middle of the bed. It’s been heaven, … Continue reading

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Mrs. Piggle Wiggle in the Morning

When I was five, I distinctly remember my teacher at Greenleaf School in Flagstaff, Arizona reading Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle to me. I was absolutely in love with the stories. So when my first child was born, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s 3-in-1 book graced … Continue reading

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Shaving Cream, Be Nice and Clean

Emily learned a song from her dad the other day. I have a sad story to tell you It may hurt your feelings a bit Last night when I walked into my bathroom I stepped in a pile of … … Continue reading

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I Have No Patience for Homeschooling

Last Saturday, while picking up this serious-faced young knight (ette?…ess?) from a Halloween party, I started talking to another mom. Emily and her daughter had met each other and instantly bonded. They spent two hours playing with each other, and … Continue reading

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