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Christmas Tree Memories

Christmas Tree Memories

As we rode out in the wagon at Stokoe Farms this year, I spent some time recapping some of the stories from years past of cutting our Christmas tree. We had my mother-in-law, Janice with us for the first time and we thought it might be fun to share some of the Christmas Tree  Memories(…)

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Sophie’s Choice ~ Post 2 ~ Holocaust

Sophie’s Choice ~ Post 2 ~ Holocaust

My New Year’s Resolution for 2011 was to read Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. My progress is much slower than I would like I am only 38% done). There are three main reasons for this. The first reason is simply that I am not finding the time to read. Between homeschooling the kids, keeping up(…)

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Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Over the past couple of years it has come to my attention that my children like all the outlandish Christmas songs. This is not to say that we don’t love many traditional ones as well, but some of their favorites are not so traditional. Ava took a liking to I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas(…)

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Thanksgiving Thankfuls ~ November 15th-29th

Thanksgiving Thankfuls ~ November 15th-29th

November 1st: I posted my first Thanksgiving Thankfuls on Facebook and this is what it said, “On this the first day of November 2011 I am thankful for the incredible authors/books/etc that we have to enjoy in print, audio, and digital format these days!” November 2nd: I am thankful for the opportunity to sleep in(…)

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Sophie’s Choice ~ Post 1 ~ Music & Poetry

Sophie’s Choice ~ Post 1 ~ Music & Poetry

My New Year’s Resolution for 2011 was to read Sophie’s Choice by William Styron. Needless to say I am a little late in getting to it this year! I started out very enthusiastically in January or February but did not get very far in the 6 weeks I had the book on loan from the(…)

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“The Baby”

“The Baby”

  Truth be told the one writing this story should be Joey, as this his memory to tell. Shoulda/woulda/coulda, but isn’t! 🙂 Instead, I am telling it for him! We were recently driving home from nowhere in particular and he asked me if I remembered our very first “family” outing with Chloe, the baby, after(…)

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“I Couldn’t Do What You Do!” or “I Couldn’t Homechool My Children!”

“I Couldn’t Do What You Do!” or “I Couldn’t Homechool My Children!”

  So often I hear this sentiment when talking with people about the fact that I homeschool my children. And just as often I have wondered….why? Why do people feel this way? Do they dislike their children that much? Is the burden of their education being solely on them too overwhelming? While having a conversation(…)

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Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning…..9/11

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning…..9/11

On September 11, 2001 I woke and moved about my day as any other day. My husband Joey was home because our then just turned 2 year old had her yearly check up at the doctor. She asked me to turn on the television for her while we were getting ready. What I would find(…)

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Keepin It Real

Today marks one week since I have posted anything here on my blog. I am stressed, tired, overwhelmed, disorganized, frazzled, bogged down, and on and on and on……..   I have a “To Do” list that is currently longer than one whole sheet of paper. From clearing out outgrown children’s clothes, to getting my 50(…)

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Check Out How 3in30 Works for Me!

Check Out How 3in30 Works for Me!

  Today I am featured on the 3in30 web site to tell everyone how it works for me.  I have only been a participating for a few months, and while I don’t have a 100% success rate, I am doing pretty well!  Below  is a short excerpt from my post.  But please head over to(…)

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“Homeschool Time” – How some make a bad name for the rest of us!

“Homeschool Time” – How some make a bad name for the rest of us!

So again today, as I have been every Monday for the past 6 weeks or so, I am reminded of one of the homeschooling mantras (if you will), that irritates me to no end! The one where it excuses homeschoolers from ever being on time. I know that it is not representative of all homeschoolers,(…)

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Today I am a Guest Blogger at HHM ~ Choose the “Mommy Friendly” Homeschool Method

Today I am a Guest Blogger at HHM ~ Choose the “Mommy Friendly” Homeschool Method

. (Excerpt Taken From Today’s Guest Post written by Heidi Ciravola for Hip Homeschool Moms) . It is that time of year where everyone is looking ahead to next year. Yes, I said next year! We are all looking forward to nicer weather and winding down with school for the year, but our thoughts are(…)

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