Adventures in Rochester, Minnesota

We have worked hard all winter long to get the kids through their sit down work. A big reason we do this is because we know it’s hard to compete with spring. As soon as the weather is warmer than 35 degrees the kids want to be outside exploring, riding …

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Joyful Noise 2016 Inflatable Toy Field

*We were given admission tickets to this event to help facilitate our review. All thoughts are 100% honest and our own. We love Friday night at Joyful Noise, the evening performances get us pumped and even more excited for Saturday! The gates open at 10am on Saturday and the parking …

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Our homeschool day belly flopped, now what?

Every homeschool family on the planet has days when it feels like they belly flopped. It’s painful, sometimes, feels like we can’t recover from them, and it can cause us to feel like we are the only ones struggling. I am here to testify you are not the only one …

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Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Albert Lea has always believed in the importance of training, equipping, and preparing the next generation for the future. This continues to be true even today. On September 29th, internationally known parenting and cyberbullying expert, Dr. Michele Borba, will be coming to Albert Lea! I would like to take a …

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Quarry Hill Nature Center

Science, animal science to be precise has always been a favorite subject for all three of our big kids. Every year we ask our kids what they want to learn and each year it has always been animal science. It is amazing how much one can learn about one subject. …

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Remembering the beginning of The Big Island Rendezvous!

I have always loved the Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea, Minnesota. My dad loves history and learning, he was and still is, great at teaching and inspiring in us girls the things he is passionate about. The Big Island Rendezvous was a perfect opportunity for our family to spend …

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Me, Not Them.

What is “Me, Not Them”? It is when I pursue my passions, goals, and continue my own learning journey. It is when I allow myself to simmer rather than putting myself on the back burner. When we first began our tje journey I laughed out loud when I read it …

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What I have learned about leadership

I have learned through out my life to pay attention to those who are successful at what I want to be doing in life. Do I want to be a better listener? Then pay attention to those who do it well. Do I want to learn how to plant a …

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What is Core and Why is it Important?

“Great Companies are driven by something beyond money and success: a purpose rooted in core values.” -Jim Collins- As I was shoveling our driveway this morning I had plenty of time to ponder my reaction at having to shovel in the first place. The snow is cold, the shoveling requires effort …

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