Dr. Michele Borba is coming to Albert Lea High School!

Dr. Michele Borba Child Expert • Educational Psychologist • Best-Selling Author • Speaker Many of you know Mark and I have brought the Southern Minnesota Social Media Breakfast to Albert Lea. We are passionate to give businesses and organizations tools to implement to help them thrive and grow. While we …

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We use unit studies to homeschool our kiddos to save our sanity

Photo courtesy of Amanda Bennett

*I was given unit studies to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are honest and based upon our families experience. One of the first things I do to plan for the next year is figure out what areas we can do together as a family. Last year when the twins …

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Life with Skye

We may have rescued Skye, but honestly she rescued me.

We have always dreamed of owning a dog. It was in the plans after Mark and I got married, but we became pregnant with Maddie before our dream became a realty. Fast forward nine and half years, Maddie dreamed of owning a dog as well. Over the last two months …

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An Inside Look into the Confidence We see in Others.


Most of the time when I ask a question out loud, I have been pondering it in my heart and mind for quite sometime. When I am finally ready to ask a question I have usually formed thoughts and opinions already and need someone else’s perspective to challenge what I’m …

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Our First Day Back to School

We had our first official back to school day today. Well, honestly, we school throughout the year. We don’t technically take a “break” during the summer, but I do become more laid back and we only continue to work on math and language arts. Homeschooling year round works well for …

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The Wizard of Oz OPENS at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center!

Photo courtesy of Dan Borland Photography

I have always loved the theatre and I have been blessed to live in a community that values the arts. Albert Lea’s ACT on Broadway in my opinion rivals Broadway or Off Broadway. This is certainly true with this summer’s production of the Wizard of Oz. I was invited to …

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What Can I Do?

MACHE conference, What Can I Do?

I have been silent both on Social Media and on our blog about the violence going on around us. It breaks my heart and I find myself asking, what is my role in all of this? I have been thinking quite a bit about the verse in the bible that teaches …

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The Big Island Bar-B-Que Welcomes Bloggers to Albert Lea

The Big Island Bar-B=Que cordially invites bloggers to their KCBS and World Food Championship event. Fun for the whole family there will be chili and appetizer tasting on Friday night. There will be free live music, you will be able to meet grill masters from all over the country and experience …

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