Monthly Archives: May 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

We had plenty of fun this weekend at Jiggle Jam and a bbq with friends. Here are some of the pictures. Emily was immediately drawn to this tent where they were blowing bubbles… Really, who can resist bubbles? At another … Continue reading

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An Accidental Parent?…A Purposeful Parent

I have never been the perfect parent. I never WILL be the perfect parent. I vacillate wildly in mood. I am impatient. I expect far too much of myself and others. I am critical. I am sharp-tongued. And a host … Continue reading

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End of Year Progress Report

As I’ve mentioned before, I chose to use Rebecca Rupp’s Home Learning Year by Year as our learning guideline. There are plenty of others out there – but this is the one that I had on hand, and it seemed … Continue reading

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Quick Note, Quick Link

I’m sorry, this is a bit behind the ball. An Unschooling Summit is underway. It isn’t too late to listen to some of the audios for free and there are others for a small fee. I forgot to say something … Continue reading

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Add In Entrepreneurship

After the success of our lemonade stand, I realized something… Emily is a natural at sales. When we held the lemonade stand/garage sale last Saturday, she would smile and wave at everyone who drove by. When they came up to … Continue reading

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Lemonade Stand…Success!

It was insanely windy… We didn’t manage to make the lemon thyme crisps… I didn’t have enough sleep and I was a complete grouch… We only sold three cups of soda… But despite all that. I have to say, our … Continue reading

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I’m Reading Ken Robinson’s “The Element”

This is not a full review of the book, mainly because I’m only 1/3 of the way through it. That said, I felt compelled to post on what I have read so far. As Robinson describes in his book, finding … Continue reading

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Summer Activities

Wow, I have to say, there is a LOT of kid-centric things to do in Kansas City. And I get the sneaking suspicion that I know about 1/4 of them at most. I turned around twice and realized our summer … Continue reading

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Free Books, Fun Stops – Promote Learning & Reading in Your Kiddos This Summer!

Last year we earned at least two or three free books. I love the summer reading program through our local library and so many others – here are a few links to get you started… Mid-Continent Public Library Summer Reading … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn

  “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis   Don’t hit. Chew with your mouth closed. Be polite. Share with others. These are mantras we say to our children, ones … Continue reading

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