Monthly Archives: March 2009

Should Homeschoolers Take the Same Holidays and Breaks as Public School Kids?

The question around the picnic table at park day last week was – “Are you going to take Spring Break off?”  It’s an interesting question. Should homeschoolers take the same breaks as the local public school kids? What do you …

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Yummy & Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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One of my favorite flavor combinations are bananas and chocolate. And consequently, I find different ways to put these two together – like this Banana Chocolate Chip muffin recipe. It’s adapted from The New Laurel’s Kitchen cookbook, modified to meet …

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Releasing Our First Monarch Butterfly of the Season

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This week we released our first Monarch Butterfly! I love butterfly season. It was a bonus when we moved to Texas that we happened to be right on the migration path for the Monarch butterflies.  The first year we were …

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Giving Up Soda – Dealing with the Withdrawl Headaches

It’s been three weeks now since I’ve given up soda (Coke, pop, soft drinks, whatever you call it).  And today is the first time I’ve had the headache… probably because I’m out of sparkling water. In the past when I’ve …

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Dealing with Lack of Motivation & Laziness

I had to sit down with my 9-year-old son today and re-set expectations. For the last month, he’s been progressively slacking in his schoolwork, in his motivation to do schoolwork, and in his attitude. I accept part of the responsibility in …

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