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Meditation Mandalas for Peace and Tranquility

Okay, so I am not one of those incense burning hippie types.  I do like a good broomstick skirt on occasion but I am certainly not the Birkenstock wearing psychedelic type.  278 more words

Sensory Disorder

Resources for finding good books for your children

Many homeschool moms have asked me over the years how I find good books for my kids.  There are many places I go to find books to check into:  Book review websites, Amazon recommendations, homeschool forums, lists on blogs, homeschool catalogs, podcasts (you must check out… 284 more words

High School

Alex the Praying Mantis Update 5

We have moved Alex, my praying mantis, to a bigger house. He is now in an old ten gallon tank we had in the garage. We bought him a wire lid but had to add some screen from our front door because the moths could still get out. 127 more words


Beginning Music

I grew up playing the piano, as did my four younger sisters. Both parents are musically trained – my dad majored in music and my mom now teaches music in elementary. 107 more words


An Unexpected Lesson

Today I was a little surprised of what we learned as we followed up on an experiment which was in our chemistry reading yesterday.  We didn’t do it yesterday because we didn’t, and usually don’t, have soda (aka “pop” to my Pennsylvania friends) in the house.   311 more words


Video! HCC Green Fest with Tess

Tessa and I are having a weekend of just the two of us while the other kids are visiting their Dad.

This morning we went to Howard County Community College for “Green Fest.” 22 more words


Stretching the Dollar

Every year before school begins, Target sells many different workbooks and other school related materials for $1 each.  They have workbooks for grades pre-k through about fourth, as well as wipe-clean pages for the younger kids.  489 more words