education

I am not an expert

At anything. Really. I decided to do this blog every day in August thing out of the blue after not posting for SIX WHOLE MONTHS and the very first prompt has to be something I have zero connection wtih. Because I am NOT an expert. I tried to toy around with some things I’m good at. I like to write.…

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culture, education, faith

Frozen gifts

So, on New Year’s Eve, the kids and I drove all the way out to Creston, IA to watch Frozen with my husband. It’s about the beautiful princess Elsa who has the weird (and somewhat useless) power to freeze things. Once I got over that, I enjoyed the movie. And the poor princess locked away in her room as her…

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Beekeeping, education, homeschooling, Rural life

And we have bees!

The closer we got to pick up day, the more I thought about bees as stinging insects rather than honey producers. The children were anxious, picturing life imprisoned in the house for fear of getting stung. We all were anxious about the drive home with 20,000 bees in the car. And I drive an SUV. There isn’t even a trunk…

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education

On learning new skills

I recently came across Handmade and Homegrown’s 12 New Things Challenge post and it has been waiting patiently in my bookmarks ever since. I liked the idea. Kind of like the Homesteading Skill-A-Month Challenge over at Frugal Living, but open to any old new thing I might like to learn. Seriously, Sarah Mae at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee…

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education, government

Why we should listen to the president

Like I mentioned yesterday, I will be watching President Obama’s speech to America’s school children with my children later today.  We have little ones around here, so we’ll be using the elementary lesson plans, legal or not. Actually, we’ll be focusing specifically on this question, because it fits perfectly with some ongoing conversations we have been having around here: Why…

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education, government

On Obama’s “indoctrination” speech

Tomorrow, President Obama will speak to the nation’s school children, presumably about setting education goals and staying in school.  At least that is what the White House is saying. This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to…

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education, homeschooling

Should homeschoolers stick with the system?

Amy Platon of Scribble Ink Cafe had an article published in the Orlando Sentinel advsing homeschoolers to stick with the system. I have much respect for parents who take matters into their own hands in an effort to protect their child. But when it comes to home-schooling, I’m worried about the big picture. The “big picture” appears to consist of…

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