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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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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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Here is New York

Here is New York

We recently attended the September 11th exhibit called A Global Moment: A 10-Year Remembrance at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. I was struck right off the bat with some powerful quotes they had hanging on banners at the beginning of the exhibit. One in particular struck me as odd, but only after I read(…)

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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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Quote from Mother Teresa

I recently stumbled upon a blog post where they were talking about a quote of Mother Teresa’s. It comes from the book Where There Is Love, There Is God compiled by Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C.   Amazon.com Widgets   Here is the quote:   “And there can be no real silence in my heart if there(…)

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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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It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child

It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child

I just received our packet in the mail and an e-mail reminding me it is that time again. But to be honest, I really didn’t need the reminder! We were just in the Dollar Store last week shopping for party supplies for Chloe’s birthday party when she saw the shoe box sized plastic containers. She(…)

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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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“BRAT” in a Children’s Book?

“BRAT” in a Children’s Book?

As many of you know Ava is 4 and learning to read.  I often take out “Easy Readers” from the library for us to read together.  This week one of the books I have out is from the I’m Going to READ! Series by Sterling Publishing Co.  It is called, Sometimes I Share and is(…)

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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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