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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: art,business,cactus,how to,saguaro,space,Toastmasters,travel,video

Traveling by Green Screen–VIDEO

When Zoe was 14 months old, I quit my job as a software engineer in order to be a full-time SAHM. It was exactly what she needed, and I have no regrets. Within a year of quitting that job, I started a home-based business called Portraits & Pages. I specialized in pregnancy, birthing, and breastfeeding […]

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,photographs,prickly pear,Tucson

Prickly Pear Fruit Season Again

Once again, it’s time to harvest prickly pear fruit.  Here are a few photographs of my daughters enjoying picking this year’s harvest. We’re going to have a big crop this year (over the next two or so weeks), so if there is anyone local interested in picking some, please contact me.

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,photographs,prickly pear

More Arizona Spring Flowers – April 2009

All of theses photos were taken on my land in southern Arizona.

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,photographs,Tucson

The First Spring Flowers 2009

These were taken in the Sonoran Desert, Sahuarita, Arizona, in April 2009.

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Topics: Arizona,photographs,zen

Arizona Sunrise Photographs PART TWO

Today’s sunrise inspired me to take a few photographs.  Here is a sampling (click here for the first set from last year).

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,holidays,photographs,Tucson

Merry Christmas from Arizona!

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,food,lowfat,photographs,prickly pear,vegan,vegan recipe,vegetarian

Prickly Pear BBQ Sauce

Due to popular demand from my “Enchilada Casserole” post, here is my Vegan-Friendly Prickly Pear Barbeque Sauce recipe. Once I realized that we were going to be able to get a large harvest of prickly pear fruit this past summer, I started reading up on various things people do with prickly pear fruit. Other than […]

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Topics: Arizona,art,cactus,crafts,photographs,saguaro,Tucson

Saguaro Costume

My 12 year old daughter has come up with some of the most interesting Halloween costumes over the years. Since she has been old enough to decide her own costumes, she’s been: a black cat (twice), Laa-Laa (from Teletubbies), Madeline, a spotted bat, a computer (with working parts), a Borg, and a scarecrow. But this […]

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Topics: Arizona,books,cactus,photographs,prickly pear,saguaro,travel

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is in southern Arizona, right on the U.S./Mexico border. My family and I have been wanting to go there for a while and we recently had the opportunity. What surprised us the most was how few people we saw (only one other vehicle on the 22 mile loop). I was […]

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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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