Monthly Archives: January 2012

Daily Conversations – Preservation – Strawberries, Dead Bodies, and More!

Driving to a cleaning last week, we passed a large cemetery. Emily remarked, “A lot of people died there.” Not sure if she knew that they had died elsewhere, or if she thought they had actually all died there on … Continue reading

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The Latest Issue of MCPL’s “Beyond the Books” Rocks the House

I always look forward to MCPL’s “Beyond the Books” pamphlet. I can count on it being chock full of activities for me, the kiddo, teens and more. But I have to say, this issue absolutely ROCKS. It begs the question, … Continue reading

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Music – For Education, For Therapy

Although I have no real musical abilities – I can’t read sheet music and even the guitar and harmonica defy me when I attempt to make music on them – I dearly love music. I’m mainly a rock and roll … Continue reading

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Best Friends – You Can Have More Than One

At the very core of homeschool is the challenging of assumptions. We challenge such beliefs as: “real” learning only happens in schools children need to learn social skills from their peers parents can’t be teachers And a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Goals – A Quick Review and Assessment

Driving is great thinking time. As I head from one activity, cleaning or errand to another, I tend to come up with a long list of blog posts, research I need to do, and more errands to run. It never … Continue reading

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Daily Conversations – Yertle the Turtle, Adolf Hitler, and Anne Frank

It started with a simple question and it ended with me crying. Yeah, that’s how we roll around here. Emily asked me the other day, “Mama, is Yertle the Turtle real?” This has been a recurring theme recently and is … Continue reading

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New Year’s Goals

The end of the year snuck up on me last week and I realized I hadn’t thought about my New Year’s goals. And while I’m not a strict observer of New Year’s goals – all those “I’m going to lose … Continue reading

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Just Imagine What We Can Do

I was browsing through Facebook the other day when someone linked to this article – Top Five Regrets of the Dying. In case you don’t particularly want to read the article, here are the top five regrets… 1. I wish … Continue reading

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Everything Good In Me I Learned From Dr. Seuss

Well, okay, maybe not everything. I was sitting in The Coterie Theatre, cross-legged on the floor, envying kids for their ability to contort their bodies in such uncomfortable positions (and really, did I have to wear jeans instead of nice … Continue reading

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