When they begin to fly

I am sitting in the auditorium while my girls wait for their turn to practice during the dress rehearsal for their winter dance recital. Their buns are in place, makeup carefully applied and they are sitting with their friends. I am thinking about Maddie’s first three years of dancing and …

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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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Forces at Play at the Minnesota Children’s Museum inspires Titus and Timothy.

*We were given a membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum to help facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are based on our experience. They are %100 honest. I recently applied to become a Play Advocate for the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The day we received our acceptance email we all …

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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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How do you choose multiple curriculums?

Seven years ago when we began homeschooling I was overwhelmed with what curriculum to choose. I was even more baffled by the moms who were piecing their curriculum together. I could not figure out how they knew which pieces of what curriculum programs to use. It all seemed like I …

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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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Big Island Rendezvous is a welcoming family

In the spring of 2016 I wrote a post sharing a few ways our family volunteers in town. I wanted to give tangible ways Albert Lean’s could get involved in our community. Perry Vining the founder and coordinator of the Big Island Rendezvous found and read the article. He commented …

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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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Life with Skye

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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