Monthly Archives: February 2012

Math Dice Jr. Fun

I had an opportunity to finally sit down and play MathDice Jr. this week. My father-in-law is in town, so I roped him and Dave into a game with Emily. We had tried out the game once before, but I … Continue reading

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Mr. Miyagi…You Are My Hero

On Monday morning I was reading through some homeschool articles and ramping up to finish my posts for the week. One of the articles I found was Homeschool Has Its Good and Bad Days. I was browsing through the comments … Continue reading

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Child Labor? Try Entrepreneurship!

I’ve been reading Joel Salatin’s new book, Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World and thinking about all of the restrictions on child labor in the United States. Actually, it’s their … Continue reading

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Show Me the Money!

I have been incorporating more focus on money and math in the past few weeks. Here are two ways we are practicing mathematics recently… Money and Robot Sam I was reminded (again!) the other day how natural learning can be … Continue reading

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Encouraging Independence…Despite My Wishes

The other day my husband and I had the “should we have one more baby” talk. He asked me, “Tell me why you want another child.” I looked at him and said, “I can’t. Why do any of us want … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Bubbling Teriyaki Sauce

I was cooking dinner the other day – chicken teriyaki – when a very odd thing happened. My teriyaki sauce, began to bubble uncontrollably after I added the cornstarch. Yes, I do know which blog I’m posting on, this is … Continue reading

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Help Me Understand This

Yesterday I received a screaming email (yes, I swear it screamed at me something about ‘Obama declaring war on homeschoolers’ in the subject field) stating that Obama was seeking to destroy homeschooling in America. The line that he uttered? “So … Continue reading

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There’s a Certification for That

I received an odd call the other day on my business line. The woman on the other end said that she had seen my class Get Organized, Stay Organized in UMKC’s Communiversity catalog and that she also did professional organizing. … Continue reading

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