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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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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: homeschooling,investing,magazines,mindful parenting,Star Trek,television,Unschooling,words,writing

It’s Wonderful! Marvelous! Fantastic! Spectacular! Terrific!

My older daughter, Zoë, is enamored with words and their literal meanings.  We’ll sit and watch a movie together and she starts laughing at the most mundance sentences.  Awhile ago, as we watched a Star Trek: Enterprise episode, she could barely contain her glee at the phrase “tractor emissions” — she was visualizing actual John […]

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Topics: party,photographs,space,Star Trek

Super Star Trek Sunday Photos 2010

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Topics: education,homeschooling,movies,space,Star Trek,television,Unschooling

The end of our Star Trek Journey… or just the beginning

Today marks the day that my family and I have officially watched every single Star Trek episode.  Yes, all of them! We started several years ago watching them in chronological (by release date) order with Star Trek: The Original Series (3 seasons), mixed with Star Trek: The Animated Series (a little oft forgotten two season […]

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Topics: Arizona,Girl Scouts,photographs,review,Star Trek,television,travel

REVIEW: Star Trek: The Exhibition

My family recently had the pleasure of going to Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix.  This awesome traveling exhibit was fun for us since we’re all big Star Trek fans, although the promised shuttle simulation ride didn’t exist.  The website made it clear that photographs and cell phones were not […]

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Topics: Arizona,California,photographs,Star Trek,television

Fun with Green Screens PART TWO

As a surprise to our guests at our Super Star Trek party on February 1st, I took photographs of all of them who wanted their photo taken in front of a green screen.  Click here for “Fun with Green Screens PART ONE”.  Here are just a few more of the hundreds of fun photos we […]

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Topics: food,party,photographs,space,Star Trek,television,vegan,vegan recipe

Star Trek Inspired Food

For our recent (vegan) Super Star Trek Party, we had the following menu (recipes to follow for the ones we can share): Super Star Trek Sunday Menu Mammoth Ferengi Tube Grubs Similar to Earth’s scallops, these are covered in Bacon with a hint of mustard. A combination of flavors, these bite sized morsels are loved […]

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Topics: art,magazines,music,photographs,Star Trek,travel,Unschooling

On the Cover of a Magazine…

Ever since I was a child listening to Dr. Hook’s “The Cover of the Rolling Stone”, I’ve thought it would be super fun to have my face on the cover of a magazine.  Now with green screen technology (and the fun magazine overlays that came with it), I’m able to do just that.  Here are […]

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Topics: photographs,Star Trek

Ready to Defend on an Alien World

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Topics: Arizona,party,photographs,space,Star Trek,television

Guinan and Lal

Here is a photograph of me dressed as Guinan with a party guest dressed as Lal from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Offspring”.  We’re recreating a scene in Ten Forward.

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