Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Day of Outdoor Learning

It started innocently enough, I was going to check the beehives and plant some of herbs and strawberries. Instead it morphed into an outdoor adventure that lasted for over six hours straight with only a short break for lunch. We … Continue reading

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Questions…Summer Schedules…and More

Questions and More Questions Emily likes to ask me questions in the car. LOTS of them. As a result, I take wrong exits, struggle to stay focused on the road, and have insisted that she keep a pad of paper … Continue reading

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It’s Not Too Early

To start thinking about summer activities. Here’s a great source for free activities for the younger ones… Mid-Continent Public Library’s Calendar of Events. Get signed up now!

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A Trip to Barnes & Noble

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m continuing to struggle with homeschool. Mainly I’m finally over the hump of first packing, then unpacking, and finally organizing our new house and have it mainly how we want it. Yes, there are several huge … Continue reading

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Local Events – Music…Water…

Just a quick note – two things you will want to post on your family calender in the months ahead… Jiggle Jam We will see Jiggle Jam roll into town on May 25th and 26th at Crown Center. Buy your … Continue reading

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Mid-Continent Public Library is Cancelling Homeschool Programming?!

I just read this post over at KC Happenings. Quite distressing, I must say. This is from Janelle Gaskell but it is a red alert to all Homeschooling Library Users. PLEASE show up if there is any way you can. … Continue reading

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Coming To the KC Library

I was just reviewing the latest happenings at the KC Library and there were several that caught my attention…   Saturday, April 20 – 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. 2013 Early Literacy Symposium Experts in the field … Continue reading

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Color Me Captivated

Well, you go Ron Paul! I was stunned to see the following headline on my Google Alert for all things homeschool – Ron Paul launches libertarian-edged home school curriculum Say what?! I will admit to being bitterly disappointed when he … Continue reading

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Dipping Our Toes In

Okay, I’ll admit it, I was on the down cycle of “What the heck am I doing? I’m not homeschooling, I suck!” And the education of my child has really been on the back burner as we counted down the … Continue reading

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What Can’t Be Made Into a Song?

I am notorious for breaking into song at the odd moment, usually with ad-libbed verses. Danielle once observed, “Mom, you are the only one I know who would sing about not being able to find the exit to a parking … Continue reading

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