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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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Month Day
Topics: Arizona,pets,photographs,Unschooling

SOARING!

Here are a few recent photographs of my kids and a couple of our cats (we now have five). 🙂

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Month Day
Topics: Arizona,empowerment

Making the Most of What Isn’t

Most times in life, we seem to flitter around making the most of what exists.  We appreciate the shapes and figures we see in the clouds.  We make animals out of the clouds that are floating around.  We appreciate the things we have in life whilst neglecting to appreciate the things we don’t have. This […]

Month Day
Topics: Arizona,empowerment,photographs,Tucson

Build Your Own Path

Three years ago, my family and I wanted to make a path around our land — something raked free of cholla and other cacti — where we could roam free in sandals without worry of stepping on something we didn’t really want to step on.  We spent several hours every evening for a couple of […]

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Topics: art,crafts,Girl Scouts,holidays,homeschooling,how to,photographs,Unschooling

How to Make: Fun (Quick and Easy) T-shirt for Dad — using a Bleach Pen

Trying to come up with Father’s Day crafts for my Girl Scout troop this year was quite a challenge!  We’ve been making crafty things together for nearly eight years and it seems like we’ve made everything there is to be made.  Then, I thought, it’s been a LOOOONG time since we’ve decorated t-shirts…  To do […]

Month Day
Topics: pets,photographs

Our Kitten turns TWO — Photos of Fiona

Our little kitten turned two last week.  Here are a few photographs that my daughter, Teagan, took of her.  I especially like the one of her yawning.  🙂 Happy Two Years, Fiona!  Here are more blogs with photographs of this beautiful Tortico cat: Happy One Year to Our Cat Fiona! Who Put the Fiona Cat […]

Month Day
Topics: art,crafts,Girl Scouts,holidays,how to,photographs

How to: Make an Artistic Tiled Photo Present

This tiled black & white photograph project is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or just any time you want to give a truly unique (yet inexpensive) present to someone you love. Total time to make one: about 90 minutes, longer if it is your first one (less if you are doing a […]

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

View from My Window

I’ve really been enjoying the flowers this spring.  Here is a view from my dining room window (through the glass and screen) of the Santa Rita prickly pear blooming, plus a variety of photographs of other prickly pear blooms around my land.  I’ve also added a photo of my daughters with my mom and one […]

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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.

Month Day
Topics: Arizona,education,homeschooling,photographs,review,Tucson,Unschooling

Forever Wild Animal Rehabilitation Center, Tucson, AZ

A week or so ago, my local Unschooling group had the opportunity to have Darleen from Forever Wild come and talk to our group. She met us at a local park and brought a rehabilitated barn owl named Elmira for us to meet.  Her talk was interesting and informative and the perfect thing for us […]

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Topics: homeschooling,photographs,relationships,Unschooling

Not Too Old to be a Fairy Princess

One of the most wonderful benefits to the unschooling lifestyle is that the barriers of age are taken away.  My kids are equally likely to be friends with 2 year olds, their own age-mates, and 80 year olds.  My older daughter (age 12.5), in particular, gravitates toward those with like interests only and doesn’t even […]

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