Monthly Archives: April 2008

Brothers

My two country boys. Wordless Wednesday. Technorati Tags: brothers, children, country, wordless Wednesday

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Blog Rounds

1. The Carnival of Homeschooling is up with a futuristic theme; lots of good posts including: Classical Education, Logical Fallacies, and Mushrooms Ben Stein’ Expelled Non-metric Measurements, and Poetry 2. I always find some interesting perspectives on the absurdities of … Continue reading

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The Intelligent Lizard

Hmmm, I say, what is this slick, button-y surface and colorful pixeled screen? Oh, I see, if I grip the keys just so, and push…. Now, that was pretty simple, and it only took me about 4 billion years to … Continue reading

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Carnival of Family Life: Tea Edition

Welcome to the Carnival of Family Life: Tea Edition! I’m so glad you’re here, please sit a spell and I’ll put the kettle on. I’ll be weaving a bit of the fascinating story of tea into my presentation of blog … Continue reading

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A Strawberry Tea Party

How to host a sweet spring tea party with a fresh theme and strawberry filled menu.
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The Diary of 1 search for a new BBF (Best Bloggy Friend)!

Warning, gentle reader: This is a spoof. I am not as shallow as Paris Hilton. This is merely poking fun at a ridiculous publicity stunt by a disturbed celebrity. Welcome to the Diary of 1 search for a new BBF … Continue reading

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How can I possibly have a child old enough to ride a motorcycle?

When did his scooter sprout a motor? When did those endearing “vroom-vroom” noises of my baby begin to emit from a big, scary machine and not his pouty little lips? As every parent knows, and as every older parent loves … Continue reading

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Carnival of Family Life – up next here!

Calling for submissions from all you bloggers who write about family! Graciously maintained by Colloquium, the Carnival of Family Life is a weekly posting of family fare, including humor, parenting advice, family health and finance, education and more. You may … Continue reading

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Religious Rights of Students in Public Education

A commenter made a good observation on my previous post about the case of the Wisconsin high school art student receiving a Zero and subsequent detentions for including in his landscape drawing a cross and the lettering “John 3:16.” The … Continue reading

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Some Blog Business

The blog carnivals are great places to browse for topical subjects. Here’s the latest: Carnival of the Insanities Carnival of Family Life Festival of Frugality Carnival of Homeschooling Do you know of another fabulous blog carnival? Let me know! The … Continue reading

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Simple Spring Decorating

How to liven up your living space for spring with inexpensive splashes of color and refreshing scents, all for less than $40.
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It’s a good thing Raphael didn’t attend public school in modern day Wisconsin

The Tomah Area School District in Wisconsin has a policy that bans Christian symbols in students’ artwork, leading to a high school student receiving a Zero on his illustration depicting a landscape with a cross and the lettering “John 3:16.” … Continue reading

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When Your 6-year-old Makes You Cry

She tried to hide the card under my pillow last night, but Dad shooed her off to bed, not knowing her mission. This morning she was grumpy-sad because her big brother had taken the card from its safe-keeping under her … Continue reading

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Be Thou My Vision

Do you have a favorite hymn? Linnet’s Nest asked this question, and shared hers. Thank you, Linnet, that was beautiful. I think Linnet should do a podcast sometime so we can all hear the lovely British accent that I know … Continue reading

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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots Winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of my Gardening with Children book: commenter #17, AreWeThereYetMom, your book will be on the way shortly! Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children is sure to delight your whole family! Thank … Continue reading

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Carnival of Homesteading #45

Welcome to the 45th Carnival of Homesteading! If you’ve been around here when I host a Blog Carnival, you know how much I love themes! But, alas, I had issues. Computers, kids, work, and some other meanies all conspired against … Continue reading

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The Child’s Spring Book

How to make a ziplock-bag-book with all the specimens of spring, a perfect companion to the nature journal. Continue reading

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Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Twist(ed)

This week’s theme: Twist(ed) About 1/4 mile down the road from me, this twisted barbed wire fence marks the boundary between one old farm and another. At times it held back cattle, at times perhaps a feud. Technorati Tags: barbed … Continue reading

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Morning

I am barely squeaking this one in…SmallWorld’s Spring Poetry Contest. Ends April 10, which as I write, West Coast Time, is over in 6 minutes. This poem is called Morning, which I liken to Spring. If you take the stages … Continue reading

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Homesteading Blog Carnival: Call for Submissions

My, another blog carnival is on the way! The Homesteading Carnival will be hosted here at Diary of 1 this coming Monday, April 14. You can submit your blog post/article HERE by Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. This blog carnival … Continue reading

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First Juice Stand

Total earnings: $1.35. Lessons learned by the girls: (from Mom) Do not yell at passers-by. (from self) Sometimes it’s your lucky day and someone gives you $1.00 instead of 25 cents. Sometimes someone gives you 35 cents instead of 25 … Continue reading

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Are you happy or are you holy?

Marriage: For Happiness or Holiness? This is the topic for the Marriage Monday group writing project over at Chrysalis. I admit I really didn’t know where to begin on this topic because I was a little confused; I had never … Continue reading

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Death by Blogging and Other News

Blogger, beware: your writing may be dangerous to your health, even fatal! So says the New York Times in yesterday’s article about paid bloggers, especially tech bloggers, sucked into the round-the-clock Internet economy: Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., … Continue reading

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Gardening With Children

The best plants for children to grow and other great ideas for helping children develop a love of gardening.
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Five Year Old’s Solution to Hell

Aloha, it’s Friday! My fun question for you today is this: Has your child – or do you remember your own from childhood – ever come up with any funny conceptions of God, Heaven, or Hell? Here is my answer, … Continue reading

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WW: How to Catch a Raindrop

For more Wordless Wednesday participants, visit 5 Minutes for Mom or the Wordless Wednesday hub. Technorati Tags: catching raindrops, children, outdoor play, spring, rain, wordless Wednesday

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