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Even Olympians Fall

Earlier this week the girls, my parents, and I attended an “open to the public” practice of Olympics-bound US figure skaters Nate Bartholomay and Felicia Zhang.  It was a spur-of-the-moment field trip for us but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass by … Continue reading

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When Homeschooling Sucks

Let’s be honest here; I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch and I don’t just mean on my blog, although that too has suffered.  Doc McStuffins would probably diagnose me as suffering from a common case of … Continue reading

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When it Rains, Look for Rainbows . . . Homeschooling on Rainy Days

We all have them- those unexpected rain storms that derail all your plans for the day. Breakfast is served late, your homeschool routine sputters and struggles to start, no one gets out of their pajamas and you inevitably find yourself … Continue reading

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Waking Up FOR Your Children- Not With Them

I realized something about myself awhile ago- I am a happier (and therefore better) mother when I wake up BEFORE my children in the morning. If I wait and attempt to sleep-in until little feet come scampering into my room, … Continue reading

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Imperfect Homeschool – A Truthful Dose of the Homeschooling Uglies

There’s not many aspects of a person’s life that can be described as “perfect” and homeschooling is no exception.  Yet sadly, the edited and revised posts of homeschooling bloggers can leave those on the other side of the screen wondering, “How the heck … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure – How Homeschooling is Like Mountain Climbing

Kristen pre-kids was definitely a bit more physically-adventurous than Kristen post-kids. I used to do things like mountain climb, trek through rain forests,  jump out of airplanes, volunteer in third world countries, go cave diving–  the more exotic sounding, the more … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Da Vinci

While I was pregnant with my first child I had all these grandiose plans about the things I would do with her: immersion in a foreign language, early violin lessons, nightly readings of classic literature, routine trips to museums and … Continue reading

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Fall-In

Last night I posted about my new Boot Camp “mission”.  You can read it here.  Today I want to tell you what area in particular I’ll be shining a light on and focusing some much needed attention towards. For those … Continue reading

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Boot Camp – Homeschool Style

My good friend, and fellow homeschooling-blogger, Pam over at Everyday Snapshots came to me recently with a call to arms.  The mission– to focus on one specific area in our homeschooling lives that needs some fine tuning, tweaking, or outright … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons

Ancient cartographers used to draw elaborate dragons and sea serpents on maps to denote unexplored territories.  If some faraway land or ocean laid beyond their current knowledge they would scribble in a mythical creature— Here be Dragons Such a warning probably … Continue reading

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