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Follow homeschoolers Nadia and Aidan as they travel the USA! Each book in this series explores a new state and a new research topic. Along with their parents and pet turtle, they find adventure and learning everywhere.

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Topics: cookbook,food,vegan

“I could never go vegan because I like food too much.”

This is another comment that I receive just about every single time I actually have a conversation about veganism with someone who would never consider veganism for taste reasons. Just because you are vegan doesn’t mean you only wear hemp clothing and never go to the movies. It doesn’t mean that you throw away your […]

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Topics: California,cheese,food,lowfat,vegan,vegetarian

Being Vegan at Disneyland

Oxymoron? No! Much to our surprise (after research on the topic of eating at Disneyland), eating a relatively healthy vegan diet while playing at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure wasn’t as hard as we’d imagined it would be (although it was a little boring). Vegan food we found at multiple locations throughout Disneyland and Disney’s […]

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Topics: California,movies,photographs,Star Trek,television,travel

Just Where Is That Pointy Mountain in Star Trek?

After my family and I noted that the same pointy mountain kept popping up in various movies and television shows that we were watching, we started to wonder where it was. You know the one, it’s in every series of Star Trek except DS9, Roswell, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and many many more (with […]

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Topics: Arizona,environmentalism,finances,green living,housing,money,Tucson

Get Rid of Your Landline – It’s the Wave of the Future

My family hasn’t had a landline telephone in nearly eight years. Have we ever missed it? Nope, not once. We also haven’t missed the cables to our yard, the hefty fees, nor the poor customer support. How is this possible? Well, we started with a Cricket phone when we lived in central Tucson. Cricket is […]

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Topics: California,games,photographs,travel

Boogie Boarding in Malibu

My family recently visited friends in Malibu, CA. Our friends live in a beach house with an excellent view of the ocean. Their younger daughter is the exact same age as our older daughter (this is how we met nearly 13 years ago when we were pregnant at the same time). The California girls showed […]

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Topics: Arizona,games,homeschooling,movies,photographs,travel

Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience

My family and I recently went and saw Walking With Dinosaurs: The Live Experience. Our rating: 2 thumbs up! Traffic was even so great we got there early enough to park on the street (for free). We’ve been wanting to see this show ever since we saw clips from it in Jeopardy! clues. If you […]

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Topics: empowerment,vegan


Since I became vegan, I’ve had a lot of people take my food choices and health decisions personally. No matter how politely I explain that I will not eat non-vegan food and I have no problem with them eating whatever they want, I’m pelted at with excuses as to why that person would never or […]

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Topics: Arizona,guest post,homeschooling,prickly pear,saguaro,Tucson,Unschooling,words,writing

Haiku by Zoe PART THREE

Here is the last of Zoë’s series of Haiku poems for the summer of 2008. Certainly she’ll write more later. 🙂 Click here for PART ONE and here for PART TWO. Tortoise Turtle, terrapin It is neither one of those The desert tortoise Coyote Howls out my window Even though they’re far away They seem […]

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Topics: books,education,empowerment,food,Harry Potter,homeschooling,so you think you know,Unschooling,vegetarian,words,zen

“I could never Unschool because I like to learn and so do my kids.”

I actually received the above insult in a sort-of obscure way. The person saying it honestly and truly believes that the only way a person can learn something — ANYTHING — is to go to school. They don’t believe it is possible to learn outside of a classroom environment about anything “important”. I know the […]

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Topics: empowerment,favorites,green living,holidays,homeschooling,mindful parenting,party,relationships,words

Eight is Great!

My baby turns eight today. She’s loved hearing all the blog articles I’ve been writing about my family over the past year and she’s requested that I write about her today. 🙂 She requested that I not stop at eight, even though that is the age she is turning. Without further ado, here is a […]

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