This school year…

We had a rocky start to the school year! But, after a lot of prayer and suggestions (homeschooling and working), we got off to a great re-start. We have been doing our nature walks and following the Handbook of Nature study guide for the seasons! We’re studying Van Gogh for the Art Study ~ which has been awesome! We’ve added PE to our curriculum, allowing the girls to burn off energy! Number 1 son is f more...
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They call me… MRS. CLEAN!

I have been quite busy as of late. I’ve been teaching Eco-Friendly classes at our local library for the past few months, and, at the last class, a photographer from the local paper showed up and snapped photos. A few days ago, a reporter contacted me and I was interviewed. The article appeared in the Features Section of the Sunday paper, as well as on the web site. I wanted to share the recipe that accompa more...
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Where have we been??

If you were a regular reader, you’ll notice that it’s been over 4 months since my last post. Well, there’s a reason – actually, quite a few reasons! We had our C.O. visit back in March, and that was also the month we volunteered 50 hours in the community!  Whew – it was so enjoyable!  Sometimes, months like that feel as if someone added a few hours to each day! Also, March opened a n more...
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Looking to rearrange the schedule… again!

Well, we’ve slowly gotten back into the swing of things, but 4 dental appointments in one week does not hold out much success for school! Yesterday, Face asked a question that I couldn’t answer right away… “Why don’t we do sign language anymore?” Good question!  It seems like in my desire to get back to normal, ASL got bumped off the list!  Not on purpose, just sorta happened. more...
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Is it really art?

For the month of December, I decided to allow the kids to do ‘Paint by Numbers’. They each chose their own picture to do, and were really excited to start. My son ended up painting TWO because he enjoyed it so much. The girls’ interest waned, though. I enjoyed watching #1 Son’s true LOVE for this ‘new’ medium.  He quickly asked about getting another kit, so I see there is real i more...
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Quick Dinner Recipe

I just wanted to share this recipe with all my busy mom friends here! World’s Easiest Taco Soup Recipe It took less than 20 minutes! If you are pressed for time to cook dinner (or just don’t have that “oh, let’s spend hours in the kitchen cooking nutritious foods for my family” gene), you should pick up a copy of Desperation Dinners – it’s been a life saver at my hacienda! more...
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