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Cotton Mills

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If you enjoy visuals for your kids with history, I have a delightful suggestion for the cotton mills of the industrial revolution. North & South is a delightful, clean, movie delving into the Industrial Revolution in northern England.  Margaret’s father … Continue reading

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Homeschooling with youngins

It can be so challenging to have youngins when you are homeschooling.  You will have days like mine where you find snacks spilled on the kitchen floor that bleed over onto carpet, you will find things floating in the toilet … Continue reading

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Weekly Wraps

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This week was a delightful week of schooling, and I will happily enjoy them when they come!!  The kids did a GREAT job working off their checklists and taking charge of their assignments.  I have no idea why I didn’t … Continue reading

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We survived!!

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I wanted to let our family and friends know that we are all right! The first picture I tried to take was just the tip top of the storm coming.  It was beautiful, really.  The bright blue sky set off … Continue reading

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Wrapping our First Week

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Woo hoo, first week of school is checked off!!! Yes, let’s celebrate!! On the whole, I would say it was a pretty decent start!  We learned how to use our checklists.  I am hoping the kids assignment checklists will help … Continue reading

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Quake in DC

Well, folks, if Wednesday is any indication of what the California folks experience regularly, then I will NEVER, EVER, EVER LIVE IN CALIFORNIA!!! It started around 2pm for us here east of the Capital.  My neighbors and I all agree … Continue reading

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10 Reasons why I love my boys

I have four boys and one very girly girl.  I love my daughter and I need to remind myself of that often because our personalities are so very different.  Boys can get a bad wrap for their energy levels and … Continue reading

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Health Classes

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The internet is so useful in so many ways.  One way I plan on using the internet this year is in our health requirements.  I was given the link to SparkPeople by my sister.   I created an account just to share … Continue reading

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Freecycle

Have you guys heard of freecycle??  It is a yahoo group forum where you list offers or wants… for FREE!! This last week I received a box of young child, illustrated classics via Freecycle.  We also got a 5 gal … Continue reading

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Wrapping my week

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We finished our summer school!! Woohoo!!  I think I can now diagram sentences in my sleep!!  I believe that my soon to be 2nd grader does it better than I do 😉 We kick off our school year on Monday.  … Continue reading