Monthly Archives: May 2009

Perseverance: Choosing to Not Give Up

Last week my 9-year-old son’s baseball team won their division championship game (yeah!). And that’s cool in itself. But what makes it even better is that they placed 8th in regular season standings; but because they didn’t give up they …

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Managing Time with a Success Calendar

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For the last five months I’ve been experimenting with a Success Calendar, a time management concept I ran across in December when reading Carrie Wilkerson’s ebook: Juggling?? Time Management Tips – Strategies for Your Success from 3 Experts!. Basically, the …

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Help! Our Monarch Caterpillars are Disappearing.

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Several families in our area have purchased milkweed plants and are watching the amazing Monarch butterfly lifecycle first hand. However, a few have contacted me and others on our homeschool list about their caterpillars disappearing and possibly atacked by predators.  The basic …

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Questions to Answer Before Getting a Family Dog or Puppy

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Earlier I shared a little of the journey my daughter went through before being allowed to get a puppy of her own. Below is the letter we gave her of all the tasks and questions she had to complete in …

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Adding a New Puppy to Our Family

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Jazzy, my daughter’s new Bichon Frise puppy Last week, on my daughter’s 12th birthday, we added a new member to our family – a new Bichon Frise puppy.  But this wasn’t an easy decision. Eight months ago, our then 11 …

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