Monthly Archives May 2011

If I don’t get sleep soon…

If I don’t get sleep soon, I may do something crazy, like set my house on fire. You do not consider being up on and off all night as part of life with a 2 year old. At two, the boys let me sleep all night. Belly… Yeah, not so much. We’re up and down…
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Green Tip Tuesday – Drink Green

So today I was thinking about what to blog about, and then I was talking to my mom about the wedding we went to this past weekend. So I thought I’d post about how to drink “Green!” First… Go with GLASS! It’s much more prettier, no? And recycling glass is more eco-friendly than recycling cans….
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Highlights from our Homeschool Week

A glimpse in the life of our normal homeschool week. Monday: We started out the week learning about natural disasters, specifically studying Joplin, Missouri, and the tornadoes that devastated the area. We put together Animal Relief Kits to send to the animal shelter down there. You can read more about those activities in my Lessons…
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Thankful Tuesday

This is the third week of Thankful Tuesday. 1. I’m so, so, so thankful that my seester is coming to town today! I cannot wait to see her! We have lots of fun activities planned for the long weekend, and I am ready to get this party started. 2. Pretty stoked at the opportunity to…
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Overheard at the Playdate 2

“So, J.P.? Guess what?” “What, Bob?” “I’m a Lego enthusiast.” “Okay.” “And when I grow up, I’m going to be an adult Lego enthusiast.” “Whoa, Bob.” “I know.”
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Tortillas

For years, I’ve been trying over and over to make homemade tortillas with very little success. They always turned out like a big cracker. It was quite depressing, as tortillas are my all time favorite comfort food. I remember eating my nana’s homemade tortillas as a young child. So delicious. Then my friend Elaine sent…
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Manatee Moments

We were gifted a subscription to Your Big Backyard magazine, and my kids adore it every month. Not only is it something fun to look forward to in the mail, but it spurs spontaneous adventure when we turn any topic of their choice into a unit study for the day. The feature in our recent…
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Picture Exchange

I’ve been making some references to PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) lately, and I figured I’d give a good look at that! This website gives a fairly good look at the system, as well as a success story of the child using it. 1000 words? WOW. I can only hope! What a PECS is is…
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You gotta try this!

Dig out your waffle iron.  You know, the one you got for a wedding present that you used twice before it moved to the back of the biggest, darkest cupboard in your kitchen.  Dust it off, plug it in, and call the kids into the kitchen.  They’ll want to help with this one. Prepare a…
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