Monthly Archives: July 2009

Vacation Packing Tip

We just got back from a week at the beach. In addition to our clothes, we had to take bed linens and towels for our stay. Our family of six traveled in a Chrysler Town and Country mini van and we didn’t have to use the roof carrier! My favorite vacation packing tip—- LAUNDRY BASKETS […]

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To-do Tuesday

I missed last week because I was on vacation. Here are my updates for this week’s To-do Tuesday. I’ve deleted items that were complete last time. I’m also going to add a few more. Clean out fishpond and stock with new fish. Finish weeding all the flower beds. Paint the living room. Decide on paint. […]

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At the Beach

This is my first ever entry into the iHeartFaces contest. This week’s theme is “at the beach”. By Kristen H.

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Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island

I’ve lived in North Carolina for most of my life, but it wasn’t until 3 years ago that I first went to the Outer Banks. While there, we visited 3 lighthouses: Currituck, Bodie Island, and Cape Hatteras. I did not climb Cape Hatteras Lighthouse then because a) my 4 year old did not meet the […]

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Home from Vacation

I am home from a marvelous week of vacation in the Outer Banks. Sorry for going missing, but it didn’t seem like a good idea to announce my vacation ahead of time. It would be really great if Homeschool Blogger added the ability to schedule posts that would post automatically. Of course it’s not very […]

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Singapore Primary Mathematics

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through one of these links, I will earn a small commission. When I began to research math curricula before I began homeschooling, I had two main criteria. I wanted a program that would teach math in such a way that it is understood by the student, […]

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Deck of Chores

I admit it. I’m a bit compulsive about housecleaning. I am really stressed out by a messy house. (If it’s my own. Please don’t not invite me to your house because you’re worried it’s too messy.) However, I am also very busy. (Isn’t everyone?) There is a tendency for the most "urgent" things to get […]

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Nature Study at Our House

I am always so inspired by homeschoolers who have made nature study a regular part of their education. Jimmie posts beautiful examples of their nature studies. The Handbook of Nature Study blog is the home of the outdoor challenges, which I keep thinking that someday I will do. I’ve decided that what I do with […]

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Strange Homeschoolers

I just read this interesting article. Do you think homeschool parents are strange? Most of the negative comments about homeschooling that I have heard are related to the kids. However, this article mentions that her husband has found that people think that they, the parents, are strange because they want to spend time with their […]

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To-Do Tuesday

I really think the purpose of this meme is to post a new list every week, but I am using it more as a reminder to be working on my “big” goals for the summer. Here are my updates for this week’s To-do Tuesday. Prepare for children’s consignment sale. Do ironing Catch up on regular […]

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