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Swim team this winter

We have been spending a great deal of time this winter at the pool.  All three kids are members of a swim club and are working hard to improve their event times.   Homeschooling is going well this year.  We … Continue reading

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Chemistry – Buckyballs

We are diving back into chemistry with Will’s current Moving Beyond the Page 10-12 unit centering around “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. Yesterday was one of those leisurely days when we did not have piano or sports practice or a … Continue reading

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Coop, The Family Under The Bridge, And Girls Lacrosse

Every Tuesday morning, the kids and I head down to our local library for our homeschool coop day. We are fortunate to live close enough that we can walk or bike back and forth easily. On coop days the kids … Continue reading

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Immersed in the Civil War

My oldest has had lots of opportunities over the last couple of weeks to really dive into the American Civil War.  I regularly reflect on what a blessing this is that we are homeschooling this year – allowing him to … Continue reading

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Boggle

I had forgotten how much I like the game Boggle.  I have strong memories of playing it with my grandmother growing up.  Now, my kids have discovered it.  I try to pull out “new” games, books, puzzles, etc. on a … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Ryhthm

So, yesterday, my youngest had her first dry land training for alpine ski team – she was so nervous, but ended up having a total blast – phew!  She loved the other kids, adored her coaches, and got to play … Continue reading

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Bert Dodson, Garden to Bed, and a Letter

Yesterday, we took the most wonderful field trip.  Another family in our home school coop lives next door to the illustrator, Bert Dodson.  Dodson welcomed the group into his studio for the afternoon.  What inspiration. My middle child was fortunate … Continue reading

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Alpine Ski Team – Trying Something New

My oldest has asked for years to be a part of an alpine ski team.  This is the year we decided he could try it out.  We are not entirely sure what we are in for – aside from the … Continue reading

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Halloween and Learning Pronouns

I must admit that I am not a huge fan of Halloween.  But my kids are super excited! So we hosted a pumpkin carving evening tonight with a few friends.  Two out of three of my kiddos are now able … Continue reading

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New Skills – Soccer, Cooking, Needle Felting, & Math

So many new skills being developed around here this fall… It has been encouraging watching my younger girls follow in their older brother’s and dad’s footsteps and develop a love for the game of soccer.  The season is over as … Continue reading

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