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NOTES FROM THE ROAD — Travels with Early Readers and Magic Treehouse

It’s that bittersweet time in the summer again, when vacations wind down and the back-to-school frenzy begins. Long lazy afternoons that kids enjoy give way to the regimented days of classes, sports practices, music lessons, and homework.  2,313 more words

Family Travel

Good Grief

This is my convo with a certain child…

**Me noticing that child had stacked books up, as in saying “I’m done” and getting in the shower to take the hour it takes to get ready for church…all without saying a word to me** 500 more words


First Day of School 2014 (Round 2)

Ready or not; here it comes!  Our 16th year of homeschooling begins today.  If I waited until I felt perfectly ready, we would have never begun homeschooling in the first place.   847 more words


No hablo espanol.

So we have arrived I Spain and it appears none of us speak or understand much Spanish…who knew? I confidently go into the bakery and as much as I think I am saying 3 baguettes please, it always resorts to numbers on fingers and pointing. 1,167 more words


Hoppers - My review on this solitaire peg-jumping game

Thinkfun has released a new frog-themed solitaire peg-jumping game called Hoppers. The game is for ages 5 and up. The contents of the game include a  game grid playing board that has a compartment under the board to store the cards as well as the frogs for the board. 566 more words


No More Mommy Wars (Enough is Enough)

So here’s an idea for a reality show: get together a half-dozen or so home schooling families who’ve never met and put them on a farm in some remote location where they have to live and watch each other educate their children. 942 more words


What's it all about?

Here we go!  I am figuring out how to use WordPress, so be patient with me.  What do I want this blog to be?  A collection of thoughts and ideas from a modern homemaker with old fashioned ideals.  492 more words