Monthly Archives: December 2005

Christmas Stress

Well, I debated about posting this, thinking that it might be better to maintain my image of having my act together, but decided to go for reality. If you read here long enough, I am sure you will realize that … Continue reading

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For Cat Lovers

My Mom sent me this and I just thought that it was hilarious (and true of course). I think that most cat owners can definitely relate….I might need to run this by our two kitties…. And, yes, I do plan … Continue reading

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Cool Christmas Light Display

A friend sent this video to me back around the end of November…I have just noticed that it has been made into a Bud Lite commercial. Go figure. I can only imagine how much time it must have taken…..Enjoy! Merry … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

What a nice relaxing day. The boys woke us up a little after 8am, opened their stockings and dragged us out of bed to open presents. We took our time, enjoying each other’s presents. The boys had decorated wooden picture … Continue reading

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Jason turned 9!

Wow. My oldest baby turned 9 on Friday. Hard to believe. 8 still seemed “little boy”. 9 is not quite big boy yet, but definitely getting close! Who would have known that 9 years ago this little (well, not really … Continue reading

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Listen if you dare….

I can blame this one on Jeff…ever since he saw the diet Dr Pepper ad, he has had that song on the brain. It was driving him nuts when no one at work seemed to remember the Muppet skit it … Continue reading

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Kyle’s Parody: The Stinky, Stinky Cheese Man

The Stinky Stinky Cheese Man was like “A Ha Ha! I am the Stinky Stinky Cheese Man! You can’t catch me!” He runs up to a mouse and says “A Ha Ha! I runned away from a kid who is … Continue reading

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Jason’s Parody: The Three Fat Pigs and the Straw Eating Mouse

Three Pigs went into the wilderness to buy themselves some houses. They all got one big house and made it out of straw. The Straw Eating Mouse came up the path. And the mouse said “Let me in by the … Continue reading

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

We just read this book by Jon Scieszka and the boys LOVED it. It can be hard to find one book that both boys want to listen to but they were both absolutely cracking up on this one. I think … Continue reading

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The Better Get Used to It Principle

While discussing the idea of sheltering kids on the Nova Unschoolers email list, someone posted a link to this great article by Alfie Kohn. He talks about how the “Better Get Used To It” principle is used to justify the … Continue reading

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Sheltering kids

We recently had a mom join our Nova Unschoolers email list who is not happy with how the school experience in going for her kids. She wanted to find out more about homeschooling and to help allay some of her … Continue reading

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But how will they adjust to college?

There was a great article in the Daily Nebraskan on how some homeschooled kids are making the transition from homeschooling to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Talks directly to how homeschool kids deal with the whole socialization issue (which seems to … Continue reading

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