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Homeschooling into College

I was supposed to finish and post this a week ago. But I’m like the pig with the pancake. This morning I cut some dahlias from my garden, and put them in a vase. I put the vase in a window. And because it is late October, and there aren’t a lot of flowers left…

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My Dirty Little Laundry Secret

I have a dirty little laundry secret: I don’t separate whites and colors in the wash!    Go ahead and cringe, it’s ok. I wasn’t raised to do laundry in this uncivilized way; my mom dutifully separated her wash and taught me to do likewise.  For many years I did the same. I would wash…

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In Search of a Great Homeschool Planner

This year begins my 14th year of homeschooling.  What!?!  My how time flies when you’re doing life with six kids!  Being a seasoned homeschool mom, I’ve naturally used many different planners; digital and paper, purchased and homemade. The computer programmed planners were too rigid for me; they boasted time-saving copy&paste ability, but my plans rarely…

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A Mom’s Tail

Let me tell you how to make the best first impression when you’re visiting a new church for the first time. Get dressed. Get kids dressed. Get younger kids dressed…again. …. and probably again. Make mental note to eat breakfast before getting kids dressed. Make your 6 year old choose just ONE clip-on tie to…

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12 Online Music Learning Games for Kids

Tonic Tutor  Fun games to improve children’s note reading, music theory and ear training skills. Multiple music skill levels. You can play some of the games without registering by clicking “Play a Game” or you can register for a free account to play 10 games with up to 10 children. There are also paid full access accounts available for a reasonable…

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Mediocre Mom Mondays: An Intro

No matter what Pinterest and Facebook have said, there are NO perfect moms among us.   Not. even. one.   Nada.   Zip.   ZERO. I intend to provide proof of that here on the regular.  I don’t want to be accused of parading around my picture-perfect life as if that’s anywhere near accurate. I know we all…

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