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Homeschool Fiction

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.

...and just what is that mysterious device of theirs?

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Topics: books,empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling

Naomi Aldort’s Recommendation

Have you had the chance to browse through the HUGE list of citizen recommendations on yet?  I love their question:  What do You want to Change in the World? There are a variety of worthy ideas to support on that site, but only the top 10 (as of midnight tonight – December 31, 2008) […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,homeschooling,relationships,Unschooling

Stifled Living; Is that the Homeschooling Style You Want?

Since before my family was officially a homeschooling family, I’ve heard the stories of “poor stifled homeschooled children”.  Who hasn’t?  It’s these poor kids (well, actually their parents) who give homeschoolers a bad name.  I’ve met them, they absolutely exist — so I’m not about to tell you that they don’t.  I will say though […]

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Topics: favorites,guest post,movies,projectors,review,television,top ten

Top 10: Favorite Guy Movies Viewed in 2008

This is a guest post from my husband, Greg: As with 2007’s list, these are movies I watched (or re-watched) over the previous year.  They didn’t necessarily come out in 2008.  Since we usually wait for movies to come out on DVD rather than go to the theater, I tend to see things a bit […]

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Topics: food,party,photographs,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

RECIPE: Vegan Bacon Wrapped Scallops

My family loves appetizers.  Sometimes we’ll make a whole meal of several appetizers; it’s wonderful and fun and makes great party foods too.  Last night, my older daughter made us Vegan Bacon Wrapped Scallops.  Other items, such as chestnuts or vegan shrimp can be used in this same recipe — I actually prefer fresh roasted […]

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Topics: education,empowerment,holidays,homeschooling,mindful parenting,relationships,Unschooling

Unschooling Christmas Vacation?

I recently heard a homeschooling mother say that her family unschooled during the summer and Christmas vacations.  I’ve also heard parents of schooled (public and private) say similarly.  The homeschooling mother’s reasoning was that she believed that nothing can be learned during those times anyway since the kids are distracted by other things, plus she […]

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Topics: pets,photographs,space,Star Trek,Webkinz

Deep Space Webkinz: The Final Frontier

As Star Trek fans and Webkinz fans, as soon as we saw the solar space suits (a.k.a. astronaut suits) in Alyssa’s Star Challenge, we knew we had to make an Astronaut Star Trek Room.  I’ve purposefully put the suits on interestingly shaped Webkinz pets — I love how the suit grows and shrinks accordingly.  I […]

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,holidays,photographs,Tucson

Merry Christmas from Arizona!

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Topics: contest,pets,photographs,Webkinz

Webkinz Official Contests

Have you checked out the official Webkinz blog called “Kinzville Newz“?  I’ve been regularly reading it and enjoying it.  The most exciting part is the contests they are having.  I recently entered one and received the Medieval Unicorn Tapestry. Here are a few screen captures of the tapestry:

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Topics: environmentalism,green living,housing,photographs,Unschooling

Teagan’s Room Makeover – PART ONE

My youngest daughter’s room has basically been a toy and clothing repository for the past several years.  Before that, since we believe in a family bed, she never had a room of her own.  Now that she’s 8, she’s ready for a full super cool room of her own.  So…  here are a few before […]

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Topics: games,photographs,Webkinz

Webkinz: Alyssa’s Star Challenge Prize

After nearly daily attempts at Alyssa’s Star Challenge in Webkinz World (since the Star Challenge began), one of our accounts finally got all of the stars and won the grand prize of the Fairy High Council Throne!  It’s a really nice chair!  Here are a few screen captures of the prize:

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