Category Archives: homeschooling

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So much has been going on. So much has not been going on. I’m in limbo. Last week Riley went to shadow for a day at a local special needs school. She was so excited. She had no qualms about … Continue reading

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How to Afford Camp

Upon learning my kids are going to day camp for four weeks this summer, a neighborhood mother who is an acquaintance¬†said, “Must be nice. We can’t afford camp.”¬† Now, I’m just going to let the fact that her kids go … Continue reading

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Together, 24/7

What is something in your life that you have an attachment to that is somewhat limiting your vitality? This was our question to ponder at last night’s 40 Days weekly meeting. Mine is that I am the only person in … Continue reading

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Lunch Time Compliments

We were sitting at the kitchen table for lunch yesterday, and I made a request, “Riley. Tell me something good about your brother!” Munching on a piece of apple* she said, “Well, he’s fun to play with and he does … Continue reading

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Sister Assist

The kids are taking a play-writing class. They worked on character development the first week, and this week they are to bring a scene, already written, back to class. One scene. Riley’s written two very lengthy ones, and could go … Continue reading

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An Important Lesson

Today I was tired, so I took a nap. I let the kids play their Nintendo DSi games, and I slept, for over an hour. I was upstairs, with the door open, with a calico cat snuggled into the back … Continue reading

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How does it make you feel to know you’ve been manipulated into buying crap?

This is on our homeschool agenda today. The Story of Stuff. Love.

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Co-op, Speed Stacking, and the Clay Class Formerly Known as Effing

Today was the first day of homeschool co-op. Riley and Seth are taking a play writing class in the first block. In the second, Riley is taking puzzles and games, which is a lot of charades type games, mind teasers, … Continue reading

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Room to Bloom

I took this picture during recess at the homeschool co-op today. Riley is in the green shirt and pink leg warmers. I love how she’s smack in the middle of the play. Sometimes she hangs on the outskirts, but not … Continue reading

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OM

Update: We went. Had the place to ourselves. It was very cool. The kids especially loved the audio. I especially loved the variety of recycled fabric the artist used. Those little straw kids wore some funky clothes, made of shirt … Continue reading

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Friday Rampage of Appreciation

I’m feeling kinda in love with life today. It was the first day of the new homeschool co-op session. I am teaching a Lego class: It went well. We worked on two dimensional projects today. We’re going to slip in … Continue reading

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Talk Nerdy to Me

‘Cause I love having my mind blown… And this is one reason why homeschooling does not scare me that much. We have no idea what world they will be living in or what we’re even preparing them for. We may … Continue reading

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Homeschool Co-Op

This is Riley, (below right), enjoying a quiet lunch with two other girls at the homeschool co-op. The three of them decided to excuse themselves from the busy gym and eat in one of the classrooms. “Mom, can I go … Continue reading

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Appreciation Saturday

While the guy is painting our living room downstairs, Riley, Seth, Jingle, Yippee, the cats, and I are piled into the bedroom. The kids are watching TV while I type away. Seriously, why don’t we do this every day? So … Continue reading

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