Monthly Archives: July 2006

New Homeschool Blog – Just Enough and Nothing More

My friend and fellow Life Without School author Tammy has created a new blog called Just Enough and Nothing More to capture her homeschool writings and thoughts. She has a great post up right now called Public School is Not … Continue reading

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What I Learned During Our Trip to Chicago

We made it to Chicago! The trip went relatively smoothly and we met up with Jeff’s folks and had a great time with the rest of the Elms’ today. Here is what we have learned on our trip so far: … Continue reading

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Warning: Blogging May Be Sporadic

Things are starting to get a bit busy…we are flying out to Chicago on Friday for the weekend for an Elms Family Reunion. It should be a lot of fun…the boys are really looking forward to the airplane ride. They … Continue reading

Posted in Blog Stuff, Homeschooling in Va | 1 Comment

Conversations I never would have believed that I would have

We have ants. They are all over the place. We tried many different things. We finally resorted to an exterminator. They came out 3 weeks ago, sprayed and said that things should be better in 2 weeks. They were not. … Continue reading

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Bird Watching

We have been having a blast birdwatching down here this year. it is something that I have been meaning to get into more since my MIL gave us Peterson’s Guide to Eastern Birds and my Mom gave us a great … Continue reading

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It is all in the connections

Last week, Jason and I were reviewing punctuation for the California Acheivement Test (also known as the CAT. In Va we are required to provide “proof of progress” which can be done several ways. We use the CAT as a … Continue reading

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Homeschool Country Fair #5 is up!

Susan did a great job at pulling together the 5th Homeschool Country Fair. Lots of great stuff to read and think about. I hope to have time to write more soon…I have lots of great beach photos and tons of … Continue reading

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Life Without School Posts

I have been woefully neglectful of linking to some wonderful posts over at Life Without School lately! First Marjorie had a great post giving her 2 cents about the latest “Mommy Wars” issue that has been cropping up. She puts … Continue reading

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Impossible for Me to Sleep In

Why is it impossible for me to sleep in in the morning? And I can’t even blame the boys. For some reason I always wake up and stay awake between 8-8:30am. No matter what time I have gone to sleep … Continue reading

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Who Could Ask for Anything More?

Another one of my favorite beach pictures. Jason was somewhere around 18 months or 2 years old or so when this picture was taken. Talk about pure enjoyment!

Posted in Beach Adventures, My Photography | 1 Comment

The Joy of Music

On one of my homeschool email lists we are having a discussion about encouraging musical talents in our kids. Talking about lessons and unschooling piano and encouraging kids to practice. Some moms shared their experiences with being glad to have … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Natural Learning, Outside the Box | 3 Comments

Into the sunset

I am tired tonight, so I will post yet another favorite beach picture from two (three?) years ago.   And one taken last year. I just love the beach. ~Steph

Posted in Beach Adventures, My Photography | 2 Comments

American Revolution blogs/websites

I guess that I will ensure my geekdom when I reveal this interest of mine. I love learning about early American History, specifically the time of the American Revolution. Learning about colonial times, the founding fathers, you name it. It … Continue reading

Posted in History, History Resources | 5 Comments

OK, I’ll Play (Homeschool meme)

Susan over at Imperfect Genius has started a homeschool meme. Looks like fun, so I will play! 1) What country/region/state do you live in? Virginia 2) How long have you been homeschooling? Just getting started, old pro or somewhere in … Continue reading

Posted in Fun Stuff, My Observations, Random Homeschool Thoughts | 3 Comments

It is Fair/Carnival Time!

Homeschool Country Fair Susan over at Imperfect Genius is putting out calls for the 5th Homeschool Country Fair. Check out the previous Fairs and if you have a submission let her know! Deadline: July 18th Unschooling Voices And Joanne over … Continue reading

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Another great beach picture from the past

This is one of my favorite beach pictures taken 2 summers ago at the water park. It does not get any cuter then this! ~Steph

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A Mystery Finally Solved (or what really goes on in Jason’s head)

For various reasons, I did not do much for dinner tonight and as such was asking Jason what he wanted. He (as usual) asked what we had. I started listing things (not too hard, as he is a very picky … Continue reading

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Wow, wow, wow. New post on LWOS

Ok, my fellow authors over at Life Without School keep blowing me away. Missy has an incredible post on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. It is all about how we don’t read much about the not so good … Continue reading

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The Boys vs the Puffer Fish

I took this picture last year on the beach and I love it. This was outside The Kite Shop on 5th street…they put out tons of different kites each day. Big kites. Little kites. Traditional kites. Unique kites. I may … Continue reading

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Unschooling Voices #1 is up!

Joanne over at A Day in Our Lives has pulled together the first Unschooling Voices…a collection of unschooling blog posts which will support and inspire you. The question of the month was “How did you and your family come to … Continue reading

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