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Study Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Study Shakespeare’s Hamlet

As part of my Shakespeare for High School series I would like to like to cover at least one tragedy and one comedy. While we have also covered Romeo and Juliet (which is also a tragedy), for the purposes of talking specifically about a Shakespearean tragedy we are going to study Hamlet. What is a(…)

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Homeschooling Through the Eyes of a 5th Grader

Homeschooling Through the Eyes of a 5th Grader

This is the last year I will have an elementary student. My youngest is a 5th grader this year. To commemorate this I thought I might document what Homeschooling Through the Eyes of a 5th Grader looks like in our house this year. Hint: there is Singapore Math, Equine Science, a unique history exploration via(…)

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Our First Snow

Our First Snow

Today is December First.  This morning Chloe came to me and said “I woke up in the middle of the night.  I saw something white out my window.  When I looked out it was snowing!”.  Needless to say, I looked out my window and a blanket of snow was covering our slice of the world!(…)

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The Dreaded Family Photo Shoot

The Dreaded Family Photo Shoot

Those of you with little ones will feel my pain.  I dread the holiday season every year, knowing we will have to get a reasonable photo to send out to all those that never see us, so they think we are the perfect family!  Seriously, who came up with this hair brained idea?  The last(…)

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Since we all seem to like to take trips down memory lane, I am going to try “Flashback Friday” for a little while.  With the 2 year anniversary of Papa Peter’s death only just over a week away, he has been on my mind a great deal.  We just celebrated another Thanksgiving without him.  He(…)

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I (Heart) Faces Challenge for Shana

I (Heart) Faces Challenge for Shana

I had a hard time choosing just one of these photos for this post.  So of course, I have put in more than one!  My friend Shana is involved in a challenge on some place called “I (Heart) Faces”.  This week she posted one on her blog for the challenge called “I (Heart) faces…Autumn Beauty”. (…)

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Moments to hold on to

Moments to hold on to

These are the moments in your child’s life that you want to freeze in time.  You know you will never get them back and can only hope to remember them, and in this case, capture them in a photo.

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Ava’s First Show and Tell

Ava’s First Show and Tell

On Monday night before settling Ava into bed, I had the task of helping her find her first “Show and Tell” item for preschool.  So I say to her “Ava what do you want to take to share with your friends?  How about a baby doll, or a favorite book?”  Standing in the middle of(…)

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Science Center

I decided to post a bunch of pictures I have taken from our local Science Center.  I have never been very impressed with the place because every time we went things were always broken and we never seemed to find activities that interested the kids.  Thus it has been a couple of years since we(…)

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What People Say About You

Leave a ONE WORD comment that you think describes me. It can only be one word. No more. Then copy and paste this on your wall so that I may leave a word about you. This should be interesting… When faced with this question, how do you think people would respond for you?  How would(…)

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Jonas Salk and Vaccines

Jonas Salk and Vaccines

So I just have to digress into a quick rant about the recent vaccine debates I have been subjected to recently.  There are a couple of e-mail loops I am on where the discussions have been not only heated, but cutting, rude, and even childish as times.  I get that many people feel VERY strongly(…)

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Why "Starts At Eight"

Not sure why the need to blog has come over me, but a few days ago it did.  There are not too many blogs that I even read myself..who would right?  We are all busy with our OWN lives!  I guess I am mostly doing this for me.  I have spent a lifetime writing in(…)

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