Monthly Archives: July 2007

“Homeschooling is Illegal in France,” She Said.

My 15 year old niece, Karen, who has been staying with us this summer, along with Elise (who sadly just returned to France – we miss her!), asked me the other day that question that so many homeschoolers have heard: … Continue reading

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Wrap up that contest and other loose ends

The Diary of 1/TeamMASCOT Give Away was fun; thanks to those who participated! You may want to take a look at the winners… Bending the Twigs had an excellent post on the Boston Red Sox; (a Red Sox-themed nursery!) Pebble … Continue reading

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Serving Instructions

While shopping at my local grocery store a few days ago, I found a Dubuque Ham, with the following label: Serving Instructions: This Dubuque Ham is fully cooked and ready to serve. To do so, remove the wrapper, place on … Continue reading

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Summer Learning

There are all sorts of occasions for learning. Some call certain occasions “teachable moments,” “learning outside the classroom,” or “the school of life.” I’ll just say we learned some great lessons this week. Here’s a quick bullet list of our … Continue reading

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The Eight

I’ll play on this one, since the thought-provoking Heidi tagged me. Eight random bits about me: 1. All right, here are the rules. 2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts. 3. Players start with … Continue reading

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In Which We Are Not Like The French

Our dear guest Elise has arrived from France. She will survive her trip to the U.S.A. despite 100 degree weather to which she is not accustomed. That would be 37.7 degrees Celsius. Waffles are not for breakfast and are especially … Continue reading

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