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More Reasons Why I HomeSchool
Friday, April 24, 2009 11:06 AM
I read not one, but two appalling stories today in the news about children and the public school system. I could not have decided to homeschool at a better time. Not sure what area this story is from, but two fifth-graders were recently arrested for selling marijuana at their elementary school. My oldest daughter will be in 5th grade next year and I can’t imagine... Read More...
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Monday, April 13, 2009 10:53 AM
I normally don’t watch the Extreme Home Makeover show, however, friends and family contacted us last night to watch this special Tallahassee, FL episode of a large family who desperately needed a new home. I regret that I missed the beginning of the show and the introduction of both parents and their large family of 1 biological son along with about 6 adopted... Read More...
Spanking Children
Thursday, April 2, 2009 10:54 AM
Is “spanking children” a part of the job description for a school official? Yes, those of you who read my blog know that I homeschool now, and although this is not the reason why, it does help me feel it was the right decision. A local vice principal “paddled” an 11 year old boy last month for bad behavior (I assume, although the update on this story does not... Read More...
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Home Schooling
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:42 AM
In July of last year, I did a short blog post about school vs. home school and how the academic benefits of home school are great, however, the social interaction is quite a concern. Our children, in kindergarten and 4th grade, have been coming home with quite “offensive” homework and classwork in that they were not being challenged. Both children were showing... Read More...
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Grocery Shopping: Individual vs. Family
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:03 PM
How do you prefer to do your grocery shopping? Do you like to go by yourself and do you save money that way or do you spend more? I like to go alone, because I get in, get what the family needs, and get out. When I go with the family, it seems that the grocery bill increases by, let’s say, 100%! Mostly because of our small children, who don’t have the slightest... Read More...
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The Room
Monday, December 15, 2008 2:21 PM
My daughters have had quite a time with keeping their room clean. Yes, I know that children are just messy, but we are talking about a major mess that will linger for weeks, maybe even months if we don’t intervene. I am talking about the typical morning being: -Finding a shirt and jacket that goes to a three piece outfit, but not the matching pants. Where are... Read More...
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A New Jacket
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 4:37 PM
Parents, have your children ever come home from school with clothes that they don’t own? My oldest child has come home many times without her jacket, but never with someone else’s! Well, my youngest has yet surprised us again. She went to school with what we call a nice, warm coat. She calls it a coat that makes her look “fat.” FAT! At 5 years old, less than... Read More...
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Language Concepts: Kansas and Arkansas
Monday, September 22, 2008 11:03 AM
My husband is so happy this time of year because it is football season and there is plenty to go around. College and Pro football games. Unfortunately, even though I have "partially" watched these games with him for years, I still don't know one team from another or who plays for what team. Once I do finally figure out what player goes with what... Read More...
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