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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.

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

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,movies,photographs,Tucson,video

Life in a Day

When we first heard about the “Life in a Day” project (original blog we read), we were quite intrigued. Everyone from around the world was invited to submit videos, including home videos, of the life around them on Saturday, July 24, 2010. That’s a very large concept! With over 80,000 submissions and 4500 hours of […]

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Topics: Arizona,cactus,holidays,photographs,Tucson

Merry Christmas from Arizona!

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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,art,dairy,empowerment,environmentalism,food,green living,holidays,party,saguaro,Unschooling,vegan,vegetarian

Have a Happy Vegan Halloween

I’ve written more on this topic here: “Vegan and Ethical Trick-or-Treating“ “Our Vegan Halloween 2007“ Halloween 2008 looks to be an excellent Halloween for my family.  My daughters have been working on their very artistic costumes for a while now.  I love what unique ideas they keep coming up with for what they will be.  […]

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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: Arizona,photographs,saguaro,Tucson

Arizona Sunrise Photographs

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Topics: guest post,pets,saguaro,Unschooling,Webkinz,words,writing

Haiku by Zoe

This is a guest post by my 11 year old Always Unschooled daughter, Zoë. She has been writing up haiku poems left and right and wanted to show the world a sampling of her latest writings. Cumulatively they sum up her life over the past few days. Cats Playful Fiona Connor comes to steal my […]

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Topics: Arizona,art,crafts,favorites,photographs,saguaro,Tucson,Unschooling

T-Shirts, Clocks, and More

We’ve tried Zazzle, Cafe Press, and the several other online t-shirt stores. They each have their own pros and cons. For the most part, I keep going back to Cafe Press and Zazzle. I absolutely love the postage stamps I’ve made through the Zazzle website with my very own photographs and computer designs. Tip: Sign […]

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Topics: Arizona,food,how to,photographs,saguaro,Tucson,vegan

Saguaro Fruit Harvesting

My family and I live on an acreage south of Tucson, Arizona. We are fortunate enough to have land with many mature saguaros (as evidenced by many of my photographs on this site). We’ve owned our land for four years and we’ve lived on it for slightly over two. In those years, we’ve never quite […]

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