8 Top Resources for Homeschooling/ K-12 Education

We as humans have been learning and teaching things for a very long time.  Why has the modern classroom changed so little over the part 100 years?  Gone are the days when you needed to go to a certain school in order to have access to a good teacher and to good books.  Gone are […]

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Living in France– 6 months already!!

So we have been here in France now for 6 months.  Every place has its pros and cons, even France.  It was still pretty cold this winter, we all had colds and got a bit sick over Christmas break– and with a large family, it was one sick person right after another.  One of the […]

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Paris In A Day

So we left Belgium at about 7:30 am.  We had to take several trains which were all slow, because we had to get off and switch trains a couple times.  So what takes about 2 1/2- 3 hrs on the fast train, took us about 6 hours.  Reservations for the fast train has to be […]

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Travel Through Europe — Day 2 Copenhagen – 8 Kids- 1 Family

Traveling With Kids Copenhagen was a great way to start our trip.  It was quite relaxing.  With a large group and so many kids, we just see what we can do in the time allotted.  The kids did great.  It was all very new for them, although big cities are big cities and they are […]

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What Is The Best Educational Route For My Child? Part 2 Traditional vs. Home Schooling

Educational Options Never have there been more options in education than there are today.  This makes it both exciting and overwhelming when trying to figure out what will be best for you.  So here is a short comparison with advantages and disadvantages of Traditional public and private schools and homeschooling, online schooling or other non-traditional methods. […]

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#1 Playing her own Piano Music Compositions

My oldest child is very very talented.  She started composing songs on the piano when she was 7 years old.  I taught her how to read music and how to play the piano, but I did not have to encourage her practice and I definitely did not teach her to compose.  We did listen to […]

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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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Wow!! You are amazing!!

One thing that has been interesting living here in NH for the past 20 months is the number of comments I get when I take my 4 younger boys grocery shopping (that is part of the system for now).  I get lots of smiles and “wow, all boys!?” comments.  I also get, “wow, you are […]

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Girls Trip to Acadia National Park

I got to take my 2 girls on an all girl camping trip to Acadia National Park last week.  It was such a great trip and ended up working out really well.  We knew we wanted to do something outdoorsy and we knew we wanted to do a big hike, sleep in a tent and […]

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Ted Talk– Dare to Disagree

I found this talk to be very informative and helpful in understanding how change happens.  She talks about the doctor who discovered the link between childhood cancer and being X-rayed in utero.  It took 25 yrs. for her findings to be accepted.  Stand up for change even when it seems tough, you are likely not […]

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