Monthly Archives: March 2008

It’s Not the Child

I have a new post up at Life Without School titled It’s Not the Child. I wrote this after what seemed like a slew of posts on some of my homeschool lists from parents who seemed very worried that something … Continue reading

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Children’s Rights (Part I)

Yesterday the Diane Rehm Show (on NPR) did a segment on homeschooling. It featured Mike Donnelly (from HSLDA), Rob Reich (associate professor of ethics at Stanford) and Gretchen Roe (homeschool mom and part-time liaison for Calvert School). I have lots … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Politics, Random Homeschool Thoughts, Why I Homeschool | 5 Comments

Fun Optical Illusions Website

Someone on the Living Math email list forwarded a link to, a fun website focusing on optical illusions and patterns. Lots of information about why the illusions work and many have options where you can play around and change … Continue reading

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Being in Harmony

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Photo Challenge: Self

While I was catching up on my blog reading, this post over at Child’s Play reminded me that I have wanted to try to get back into doing more “Wordless Wednesday” posts. While it is not Wednesday, this challenge by … Continue reading

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More from Terry Pratchett

There is an in depth interview with Terry Pratchett (author of the Discworld series including the boys and my favorite Wee Free Men). I love this man’s humor…even about things that are not really funny: “When I was going in … Continue reading

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New Carnival on the Block: Carnival of Cool Homeschoolers

My friend and fellow Virginian, Shez, has started a new carnival: the Carnival of Cool Homeschoolers. The inaugural edition is up and ready and looks like some good reading. She is planning on making it a weekly affair, so if … Continue reading

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Faith Restored

I had been not been overly thrilled with the direction that the primary campaign and coverage had been taking lately…mostly getting tired with slew of “resignations” and the “controversy” surrounding them on both sides. Seems as if anyone says anything … Continue reading

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I love serendipity. Such as when I stumble upon a new blog right when I need it. Like Tara’s Periwinkles and Pine. I am incredibly art/craft challenged and kept thinking that I needed to poke around online to get some … Continue reading

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I saw this quote in a sig line on one of my email lists: I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. – Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt I can definitely relate. I … Continue reading

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You Guessed It…a Post About the California Court Case

I know, not very original and there definitely has been lots of talk about the California court homeschooling ruling. But since there is so much information floating around, I kind of felt like I needed to pull some of it … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Homeschooling in Va | 3 Comments

Long Overdue Thanks

I just wanted to take a minute to thank those folks who nominated me for an E for Excellent award. You all are too sweet! Thanks goes out to Not June over at These Go to Eleven, Joanne at Unschooling … Continue reading

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My Poor Crocuses

So last week it got really cold for a few days (by northern Virginia standards…below freezing) and today it was 70 degrees. It seems to have been doing this for awhile this winter..days of really cold followed by days of … Continue reading

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