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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: Arizona,homeschooling,photographs,travel

Sunset Crater, Flagstaff, Arizona

Just north of Flagstaff, AZ, lies Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. Yes, there is a real volcano (actually a bunch of volcanos) in Arizona. Here are a few photos of us (mostly on Lenox Crater, as the public isn’t allowed to climb Sunset Crater anymore):

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Topics: photographs,space,Star Trek,television,travel

The future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek

As big Star Trek fans, we just had to go to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk since we were passing by Riverside, Iowa, on a recent trip. Our only disappointment: the giftshop wasn’t open! Here are a few photos from our fun time:

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Topics: how to,photographs,travel,Unschooling

World’s Largest Ball of Twine (Made by one man)

From the moment I first heard the Weird Al song “Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota”, I’ve had a strong desire to go and visit that twine ball. When I lived in Iowa (I’m originally from Iowa and Illinois), I came close several times, but the timing just never quite worked. So, when it became […]

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Topics: art,books,photographs,travel,Wright on Time,writing

Spoonbridge and Cherry: Optical Illusions

In preparation and research of my upcoming children’s chapter book, Wright on Time: Minnesota, Book 5, my daughters and I traveled to Minnesota to visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine”, and the Franconia Sculpture Park, as well as very good friends (our favorite part, of course!). Here are a few […]

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Topics: 20 Questions,education,empowerment,homeschooling,mindful parenting,photographs,relationships,Unschooling

Answering Questions About Unschooling

My family was recently interviewed about our unschooling lifestyle. While I didn’t answer all the questions exactly like I do below, nor were the same questions asked, I thought you might enjoy reading some answers to questions that have been asked of me and my family lately. Q: What is Unschooling? A: Unschooling is a […]

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Topics: party,photographs,space,Star Trek

Super Star Trek Sunday Photos 2010

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Topics: Arizona,empowerment,green living,homeschooling,mindful parenting,photographs,relationships,Tucson,Unschooling,vegan

13 Things Zoë has Given Me

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of my oldest child.  Zoë is officially 13 as of 8:35AM Iowa time! It’s true, she’s been hesitant about this birthday.  She has loved her parties over the years, but she has always been unexcited about the prospect of actually being a year older (and thirteen feels particularly […]

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Topics: Arizona,dome,homeschooling,party,photographs,space,travel,Tucson,Unschooling

Whipple Observatory, Amado, AZ, USA — PART ONE

Every three months, the Whipple Observatory’s visitor center hosts a “Star Party”.  Since we can see this observatory from our house, we’ve been wanting to go there for some time.  When I first looked into it, my youngest was younger than 6. Since they don’t allow those younger than 6 to go to the observatory […]

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Topics: computer,green living,how to,investing,money,software

How to: Protect the Information on Your Computer

We’ve all heard the horror stories of lost data from computers.  It may have even happened to you.  Losing the data on your computer systems can be tragic.  Don’t let this happen to you! Here is what my family does for our multitude of computers: UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply … to protect against power […]

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

Fun with Light at the Arizona Science Center

The following photographs were taken at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

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