Monthly Archives: May 2011

Traveling With Small Children, Part Two

Here’s what happened in Part One, when we traveled with the kids.  Although, following that, we came to the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, from whence The Husband hails, and had a fairly easy time of it.  But it could go … Continue reading

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Anarctic Explorers: Race to the End of the Earth

Snow and ice and sled dogs and penguins and Anarctic explorers, oh my! Firefly and I had a chance to preview the National Geographic Museum’s newest exhibit.  I had been invited to the blogger preview and decided to bring Firefly … Continue reading

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Announcing Next Year’s Curriculum

I just know you all have been on the edge of your seats waiting to hear what curriculum I’ve chosen for the Creekside Kids for next school year. So, without further ado, here it is.  Keep in mind, this is … Continue reading

Posted in Early Elementary Years, homeschooling, kindergarten, secular homeschooling | 19 Comments

This is Learning

We had the most amazing day. I took my kids to a political rally in Washington, D.C., right next to the Capitol building.  The rally was about raw (unpasteurized) milk, the fact that it should be legal and getting the … Continue reading

Posted in healthy living, homeschooling, Museums and Field Trips | 14 Comments

Olivia Books, Our New Favorites

Not only do we love the Olivia books by Ian Falconer, but one of them is perfect for Five in a Row. We just discovered Olivia Goes To Venice. I wish we would’ve had this book when we rowed Papa … Continue reading

Posted in books, F.I.A.R. | 3 Comments

I’m Starting The-Super-Busy-Mommy-Relaxation-Club. And You’re Invited.

One of the benefits of homeschooling is that I get to spend all day with my kids. One of the drawbacks of homeschooling is that I get to spend all day with my kids. I love them with every fiber … Continue reading

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Reflections of Our First Homeschooling Year

We’re coming up on our summer break, and I’m feeling reflective. What a journey this first year of homeschooling has been! What I love… researching and choosing and purchasing curriculum and books and other stuff. watching my kids aha-moments when … Continue reading

Posted in Early Elementary Years, homeschooling, preschool | 6 Comments