Monthly Archives: August 2006

Homeschooling for Dummies

I meant to link to this last week, but things were a bit hectic. Ron over at Atypical Homeschool decided to pull together a Homeschooling for Dummies collection of blog posts. The premise behind the collection is: Since non homeschooled … Continue reading

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What Fun!

Finally got home tonight after being stuck on I95 for way too long. I am exhausted so won’t write much other then to say that I LOVE VAHOMESCHOOLERS CONFERENCES! I can’t tell you how much fun I had and how … Continue reading

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I’m Off for the VaHomeschoolers Conference!

Can’t believe that the VaHomeschoolers Conference is here finally! We have all been working like crazy to pull this thing off and it is finally coming together. I can’t tell you how much I have been looking forward to this. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Kids Eat Carrots (and another fun video)

One piece of advice. Don’t let your kids eat carrots for dinner. Not if they are going to throw up at 3am. Trust me. Ok, so there was no way that I could know that Kyle was not feeling well. … Continue reading

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Really Cool Music Video

OK…even though I think I am technically of the “MTV generation” (came out when I was in jr high? high school? sometime around there…) I am not one for music videos. But who can pass up a choreographed treadmill performance? … Continue reading

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Required Reading?

While surfing around some of my children’s literature blogs, I came across a link to this post: Patrick’s Summer Reading Blues. The post caught my eye because Ginger Pye happens to be the book that we are listening to in … Continue reading

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New Homeschool Resource Links

I thought that I would pass on some of my favorite online homeschool resources…they are now linked under Homeschool Resources (original, huh?). Fun Books – An online independent bookstore run by a wonderful homeschool family in Maryland. Has a wonderful … Continue reading

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Really Fun Math Documentary

What did I just say? Yes, we watched a really fun math documentary today. I guess that is what you would call it. The title of the DVD is The Story of 1 (and it is available through Netflix). All … Continue reading

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VaHomeschoolers Conference – The Fun Starts in Less Than Two Weeks!

I can’t believe that it is almost time! We have been working on the VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair since before Christmas and it is going to be so much fun! If you are going to be anywhere around Richmond, … Continue reading

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I Love a Good Children’s Bookstore!

Who woulda thunk…a great little children’s bookstore right here in Ocean City, MD! We happened on it after going to pick up guinea pig food at the pet store (did I mention we have 4 guinea pigs…and 2 cats?). There … Continue reading

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Homschooling Country Fair #6 – Call for submissions

The Homeschool Country Fair #6 is looking for submissions! Deadline is next week, Monday August 21st. Don’t delay! ~Stephanie

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Homeschooling Meme

Looks like I got tagged by Rebecca over at What Did You Do In School Today! So here goes! 1) ONE HOMESCHOOLING BOOK YOU HAVE ENJOYED Not really a homeschool book, but one (ok, two) that had a big impact … Continue reading

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How To Truly Enjoy Ice Cream

Submitted to MamaSaysOm: Theme – Taste Kyle demonstrates the proper technique for truly enjoying ice cream. This technique has been carefully honed with years of practice. And has greatly improved since the toddler years! Step 1: Approach the ice cream … Continue reading

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I Saw My Life Pass Before My Eyes

Well, ok, so that is just a little bit of an exaggeration! But when I saw that HomeschoolJournal.net had been hacked, I immediately realized that I had not backed up any of my posts and that I did not even … Continue reading

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Examples of Good “About” Information

In the comments for my prior post about Quick Note to Website and Blog Designers Lesa asked “would you mind giving some examples of what you’re looking for” Sure! I’ll use LibraryThing as an example. If you go to their … Continue reading

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Quick Note to Website and Blog Designers

Please, please, please. If you have a website or blog for informational or business purposes, include a one or two sentance summary of what your site is all about. I am not talking about personal sites, just those that either … Continue reading

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Yup, Playing Around With My Blog Theme Again

Did you notice? Andrea and Ron came up with this great theme…and the best thing is it has 3 columns! Yippee! So now I have to play around with things and figure out where I want what. So thanks for … Continue reading

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Politics Should Not Affect What and How Our Kids Learn (Part 1)

Politics was not the main reason that we started homeschooling. But I am becoming increasingly frustrated when I see how much politics influences how our kids are taught and increasingly glad that I do not have to deal with it. … Continue reading

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The heat finally hit us (and some thoughts on being productive)

I had been secretly gloating thankful that we did not seem to be getting hit with the heat wave that has been hitting everyone else across the country. The past couple of weeks have been very pleasant…in the 80s during … Continue reading

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Unschooling Voices #2 is up!

Check out the great posts that are part of Unschooling Voices #2. I completely forgot to submit something this time, but I am enjoying checking out those who had their acts together better then I. ~Steph

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