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Field Trip Friday: Mall Edition!

Okay, I’m assuming here that you live near a mall with some cool attractions. We live quite close to the Mall of America, so I may be a little spoiled with the indoor amusement park, under water aquarium, and Lego … Continue reading

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Is TV a Valuable Teaching Tool?

TV and Movies are one of the most effective babysitters in modern history. Need to get dinner made? Pop in a movie. Can’t seem to get all the laundry folded with a toddler under foot? Turn on a TV show. … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Get Through Puberty and Homeschooling Alive

Everyone talks about the Terrible Twos and we always hear warnings of the teenage years, but it seems everyone has forgotten to warn new parents of the puberty years. The emotional rollar coaster can start around nine, or even younger! … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Sports Are Great for Socialization

Ah, the age old question of homeschooling and socialization. There are many ways to address this concern (or not, if you aren’t concerned). In our state we are required to provide some sort of physical education. I think this is … Continue reading

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Is Religion a Side Dish?

If you had all your priorities on a plate, where would religion be? Not where you want it to be, but where does it actually fit? For many, it is a side dish at best… maybe a dessert, or even … Continue reading

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How Learning Logic Ruins You

What? How can someone who loves The Well Trained Mind be saying such a thing! Well, it’s true. When you open up the floodgates to learning logic, there’s no going back. I should say, I love logic. I seriously get … Continue reading

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Homeschool Converts

Okay, I’ll admit it… I get extremely excited when someone says they want to start homeschooling. I’m not sure why it kindles such emotions; maybe it has to do with the fact that another person is joining us in the … Continue reading

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Toddler Preschool in Progress

As I’ve mentioned, in the past few weeks I’ve been trying to make a conscience effort to have Little Miss more involved in activities during the day. She was asking to watch a “foofie” (movie) I swear every hour! We … Continue reading

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Beating Myself Up

Okay, I have to think I’m not the only one… I looked over Care Bear’s work and was pretty disappointed with how many corners are cut. I’m beating myself up big time. Literally crying while making dinner last night feeling … Continue reading

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Taking Days Off for Rest and Reflection

How often do you plan days off? Admittedly, I don’t plan days many days off but rather we choose days off as fun days and opportunities come up. Today is a day off for Care Bear, but for me? I’m … Continue reading

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