Albert Lea is an Artist Friendly Community

Albert Lea is a artist friendly community and has a rich art history. Act on Broadway has had plays, operas, orchestras and other wonderful performances. We have potter’s whose pieces are beautiful, original and unique. While others celebrate through croqueting, knitting, painting or other various ways to create. Not only …

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The Samaritan who took time out of his life to look after another.

The weight of suffering all around me often times consumes me. I can feel the weight of the world on my shoulders and my goodness it is heavy. All around me and in own life cancer, dying, sickness, physical, emotional and mental deaths take their toll. I feel it all …

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When kids need to play

There is a pattern I am noticing in my kids lately. I see it the most in Madeline which makes sense, because she is three years older than the twins. She is between Love of Learning and Scholar, with occasional hours and days practicing scholar phase. I am thankful for Oliver and …

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My kid’s attitudes are making me quit homeschooling.

Our kids have chores they are required to do everyday. It doesn’t change unless they are sick, we have a field trip or circumstances come up we can’t control. Otherwise they have been trained or are in the process of being trained to perform the task. We try to make …

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Get to know Unspoken, performing Saturday at Joyful Noise 2017

*We were given a Follow Through Deluxe CD and limited edition T-Shirt to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are ours and completely honest. “I don’t think we ever expected we were going to reach as many people as we’ve been able to reach. The fact we’ve been …

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Inspiring play that leads to learning

*We have been given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience, are ours and are 100% honest and our own. We have shared on the blog over the last three to five years about how Thomas Jefferson …

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Spending time as a family at Farmer John’s Pumpkin

*We were given four pumpkins to help facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest, ours and based on our experience. I have always loved everything about fall. I love the cooler temperatures, beautiful color changes going on in nature all around us, harvesting the garden and the …

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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

*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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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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