Be Wary of Certainty and Your Brain — Big Weekend Idea

Big and Helpful Ideas on the Weekend Hopefully on Fridays moving forward I will be discussing a “Big Idea”.  Something that is useful and helpful for you in your life and in your education and that of your children.  This is the first of the series: The Brain and Certainty We’ve all heard the old […]

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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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What Is The Best Educational Route for My Child? Part 1 – What is Your End Goal?

  Like my old Cross Country coach used to tell us, “if you aim for nothing, you just may hit it”.  So it behooves us to have goals and dreams for our children.  We need to have an idea of what we want for them, what experiences and opportunities we hope they’ll have and what […]

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A Quick Stop in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Just on the other side of the US border lies the mighty nation of Canada and inside Canada, lies Quebec, practically a whole different country with a lot of French and European influence. And inside Quebec lies Montreal!  No need to fly all the way to Europe to get a feel for the foreign and […]

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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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#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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The Boys in the Boat — Book Review

I just finished reading this fabulous book, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown , about the 1936 Gold Medal American Olympic Crew team in Berlin with Hitler in charge.  The book is written very well, just like a movie keeping your attention easily, moving from scenes of the boy’s childhood, then over to […]

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Ready to quit Homeschooling?

This was my response to a homeschooling mom feeling overwhelmed homeschooling her 5 children ages 9 to 1 yr old: Homeschooling is hard, it is a lot of work, it takes a lot of perseverance. But that is actually just parenting, you have to look at your situation and circumstance and decide what will be […]

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How To Homeschool

If there is anything I have learned through my approximately 15 years of homeschooling, it is that there is no one, right, true, best way to homeschool for every child nor for every family nor for every situation.  That is actually part of the beauty of homeschooling– that you have the freedom to decide exactly […]

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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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