Homeschool Field Trip To Cape Cod

It’s important to take time to celebrate accomplishments especially when you are homeschooling, because nobody else is going to acknowledge them.  It’s important to take time to say, “Good job, we did it, we are done, let’s go celebrate!”  So even though we were in the midst of packing, clearing and storing, we took some […]

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Homeschool Summer Schedule

To School or Not To School During the Summer So what I have found for my kids during the summer is that they tend to get into trouble or beg to watch too many shows or play too many video games if we don’t have any structure at all.  So I have found that even […]

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New Castle, New Hampshire in the cold

I absolutely love the ocean, and I love living just an hour away.  I miss it in the winter cause it’s so cold and it gets dark early– so when we had to drop #2 off in Durham for her robotics competition in the spring, we decided to go hang out at the  Children’s Museum […]

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Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

This museum is a great size with a lot of really great exhibits.  I took the boys after we dropped my daughter off at her Robotics competition.  We went through the whole thing in about 2 1/2 hrs.  I’m sure younger kids could spend more time there.  There is a nice section for the under […]

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Washington DC trip

So we have driven past and through DC about 4 – 5 times, but it has never been at a convenient time to go see anything– it’s almost always dark, being about 8 hrs from home.  So this time we stayed in Williamsburg because we have a timeshare there that was already paid for, but […]

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Yorktown Virginia

Yorktown is one part of the historic triangle in Williamsburg, Virginia.  We were only able to drive by last time, but this time we got to get out and look around.  We went to the National Park visitor center.  It was small but very good and informative.  We played on the ship: studied dioramas of […]

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Skiing

We finally made it skiing yesterday!! I let the 4 older kids have their rental papers, get all their gear and then I pretty much did not see them the rest of the day.  It was really great that we met some friends there,  it is just so much more fun with friends.  So I […]

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Thanksgiving

I love the idea of Thanksgiving.  Gratitude is I think is actually a power.  It is a force for good, appreciating what you have propels you forward and it is awesome that we have a whole day devoted to Gratitude and Thankfulness!!  We had a really nice time with family– my mom flew out, although […]

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Hike Near Peabody Environmental Center

Since soccer is over, it’s dark by 5 pm and it’s colder out, my boys seems to a lot more energy to burn.  So we went for a hike when the girls got back from classes just before sunset at 3:30 pm.  Leaves have pretty much all fallen which made the path kind of cool. […]

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Halloween Festivities

We had such a fun Halloween this year– we went trick or treating in the village– it is so dang cool!! Here is my 15 yr. old as a weeping angel from Dr. Who– she determined that was what she wanted to be and started working on her costume in the midst of soccer and […]

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