Monthly Archives: June 2012

Warriner’s English Rises Again

Yesterday morning as I lay in bed shaking off the last vestiges of sleep – I found myself contemplating grammar. More specifically, my grammar. I’ve mentioned this story before, but it bears repeating. In 9th or 10th grade, I was … Continue reading

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Talking About Homeschooling

The other day I got into a discussion with a salesman at Lowe’s. He was originally a French speaker and he taught Emily a few words in French. The discussion then turned to homeschooling and he commented on the large … Continue reading

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Self-Serving? Perhaps, But Here are Several Benefits That I Get From Homeschooling

There were so many things I wanted to teach you. And that’s how I always thought it was supposed to be. That was what being a father was. Me teaching you. And now it turns out it’s you teaching me. … Continue reading

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Unschooling Geography

On Tuesday several opportunities for geography exploration came up. Emily repeated the phrase, “to sail the seven seas,” and I asked her if she knew what that meant. She indicated that she did not, and upon returning home I turned … Continue reading

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Getting the Kiddo in On the Act

Remember how I mentioned that The Deadly Nightshade and the Homeschool Advocate topics often intersect? Well here is another great example.. A month or so ago, we bought two full bee suits, one for Emily and one for Dave. Right … Continue reading

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A Visit to Poplar Heights Farm

This past Sunday we drove down to Butler Missouri to Poplar Heights Farm to attend the Poplar Heights Summer Festival. I had forgotten that Butler is also the home of one of my favorite science fiction authors Robert Heinlein. I … Continue reading

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Musings…

I have a post I’m working on for Friday, which includes plenty of photos, that focuses on a recent visit to Poplar Heights Farm Festival in Butler, Mo. For now however, I’ve been spending my mornings at Longview Community College … Continue reading

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Making the Front Yard Fun Too

Maybe you read my other blog, The Deadly Nightshade, and maybe not. That’s cool, either way. There are a lot of crossovers between these two blogs because, after all, both homeschooling and permaculture/green living are a chosen lifestyle. In my … Continue reading

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Goose Eggs, Hornytoads and Velcro

Hornytoads and Stories “From Your Mind” Recently Emily has become acutely aware that her dad and I lived and existed for many years before she came along. And like I was (and still am) she is fascinated with stories from … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day…It Was Worth the Wait

This past Saturday we were up early and off to Lawrence for an urban garden tour. Our weekend was full – on Sunday we had a sausage-making class (a gift from my dear husband for Mother’s Day/birthday) and so we … Continue reading

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