The Minnesota Children’s Museum is Now Open!

*We were given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help us facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience. They are honesty and 100% ours. It has been as exciting and suspenseful as the reopening of the Willy Wonka Factory. The Grand Reopening of the …

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Chatham Stables LLC is Now Under New Management and is Ready for Boarders

My friend Emily Clark is the new owner of Chatham Stables LLC. I met her when I lived and worked at Camp Redcloud in Lake City, Colorado. Her easy going, bubbly and hardworking personality made her a friend to everyone at the barn. Her compassion and riding skills made her a …

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Understanding social media as a parent

Facebook and Myspace came out about the time I was in high school. I remember talking about it with my friends ands setting up our accounts together. It was awesome because it was a place away from our parents eyes. We could talk to one another, look up whatever information …

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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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Mentor your kids through a rough homeschool day, week or months.

I don’t know what happens to our kid’s brains between Friday and Sunday. Whatever happens it is as if they have forgotten everything we have been learning. Emotions run high, their attitudes are disrespectful and it is all I can do to not break into yelling or tears. There have …

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Five years later, does TJED work?

We always knew we wanted to create a different learning environment for our kids than we had growing up. We wanted their education to be different from a public, private or christian school. In one way or the other, Mark and I combined had experienced all three. We wanted a hands-on, …

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Maddie’s birthday surprise at Broadway Farm, LLC in Albert Lea

*We were given a riding lesson to help facilitate our review. It is based on our experience and all thoughts and opinions are 100% ours. Maddie turned ten today and it has been an honor to be the one God chose to walk her through life on earth. We have …

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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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How do you give homeschool one on one time to multiple kids?

We utilize unit studies as much as possible in our homeschooling. Everything from science and history to art and family work time. Working together inspires the littles to learn and it inspires the oldest to lead. It also teaches to respect all levels of learning. As much as we try …

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