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Little Things that Bring Peace

Thanks to my mom, I have discovered a new store to add to my “Go-To” list of stores for affordable organizational supplies and furnishings. IKEA Canadian Tire Staples The Dollar Tree!! I had read about this store often in many blogs I follow of American origin.  Bloggers rave about the finds there, and all we…

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Online Teaching – My Observations as a Consumer/Parent

Recently, Steve Rosenoff from Red Wagon Tutorials posted about something that has been on the forefront of my mind lately, the quality of online courses for homeschoolers, more specifically, the impact this new focus on the student as a consumer will have on the quality of online educators and the course content. I understand that…

Fresh Bread

Feeling as Good as Freshly Baked Bread

Unproductive Days.  I call them blah days. We all have them.  If we were pragmatic, most of those unproductive days are really just days that seem as if they were unproductive, but really were not because we did the usual; we cooked, we cleaned, we taught, we chauffeured, we did stuff, but it all seemed…

Moses and the Digital Age

Moses, Leadership and the Digital Age

This year, BSF (Bible Study Fellowship, an amazing Bible study experience that I whole-heartedly recommend you investigate and attend if possible) is going through the life of Moses.  We have read, studied and discussed Moses the man in Exodus, we are just about finishing our study of Moses the Leader in Numbers, and soon we…

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I am LOVING this Winter Season!!!

There, I said it!! This deep expanse of clean, crisp snow has not just transformed the landscape with a semblance of  pristine ambience, it reflects every little ray of light our winter sun has been able to get through this season’s clouds and storm, which in turn gets reflected right into my home.  I have…

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Homeschooling Moments

Yesterday, DolphinGrace, InfestedGeek (DG and Iggy) and I spent time with 5 other families, over 3 hours with 10 other children ranging in ages from 8 to 13, both indoors and out, playing everything from (brace yourself, I know this is going to shock some people…) darts (yes, the real darts, weighted metallic, aerodynamically designed…

Time is what it is.

Discipline and A Blog

If you ever hear some well meaning person tell you will get more time to your self the older the kids get, smile politely and completely ignore that ridiculous remark, and here is the tricky part, without rolling up your eyes at them. I have 6 children, and the older they get, the busier I…