Monthly Archives: January 2012

Steppin’ Out of My Little Box

I get in my ruts. Doesn’t everyone? Mine usually consist of wanting to hide out in my house, write on the ‘puter, organize, clean and cook. Rinse and repeat, day in, day out. Oh, and read…yes, lots of reading, whenever … Continue reading

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Tax Credits for Homeschoolers?

I was on the Deadly Nightshade Suburban Garden Facebook page yesterday and saw a post from someone looking for advice on homeschooling. I thought this was quite interesting. For some reason, the crossovers that I see, between gardening/sustainability/etc and homeschooling, … Continue reading

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Taking a Break

I had a ton of pictures to post and a laundry list of posts a mile long…and then…my main hard drive died last Thursday and it has sent me into a tailspin. The auto backups we had put in place … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Vet

We have two dogs, two cats, and a flock of laying hens – and this means we have plenty of opportunity for biological studies through animal care. The other day, a persistent ear infection landed Dixie, and subsequently Emily and … Continue reading

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“It’s Just Easier This Way” – Easier for WHO?!

Every parent has a different technique, different approach, and the result is of course, very different children. We need those differences – it makes life more interesting. But there are times when I wish that I was not restricted by … Continue reading

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A Tiny Push in the Reading Direction

Okay, so the tiny little reminders that “once you learn to read you’ll be able to play that game” and similar approaches haven’t worked… so…. I went into Emily’s room where all of the easy readers are sitting on a … Continue reading

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HSLDA?…Hmmm…

At some point, at some time in the recent past, I got on the HSLDA mailing list. For those not in the know, that is the Home School Legal Defense Association. Since 1983, they have been defending the rights of … Continue reading

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Daily Conversations – The Butter Battle Book and Nuclear Weapons

My Dr. Seuss collection is far from complete, so the other day I ordered three more titles…   and and Okay, I’ll admit it, the last one was for me. The other night we cuddled up, all three of us … Continue reading

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I Raised Her Right – Homemade Presents – Redux

A week or so after Christmas and the long-anticipated package from my eldest arrived. She’s in California and I miss her like the dickens. I can’t wait for her to get back here so we can get to the business … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of a ‘Balanced’ Education

The other day I received a wonderful comment from a reader. And I have to say, it really, REALLY makes my day when I hear from people. I’m like a cat, folks, I need a good scratch behind the ears … Continue reading

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