Cruising along on the Pelican Breeze in Albert Lea.

*I received a free cruise to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are completely honest and our own. Last week all three big kids and I boarded the Pelican Breeze II at Frank Hall Park in Albert lea. The Pelican Breeze II board had invited bloggers from Southern …

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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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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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Volunteer Tour Guide for the Big Island Rendezvous!

*We have been given admission to this event to help facilitate our review. All thoughts are 100% honest and ours! I have loved the Big Island Rendezvous from the first time my family camped at Helmer-Myre state park and went to the very first one in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Maybe …

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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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MACHE Homeschool Conference 2016

I went into the homeschool conference thinking, what will I learn this year? After all this was our sixth year attending the conference. I wondered if there was really anything new I would learn. We walked into the conference Friday morning unsure of which direction we should take our homeschooling. We …

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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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Riding Lessons at Broadway Farm in Albert Lea

I’m not sure if Maddie was born with horses in her blood or if she has fallen in love with them because she has heard all of my horse stories from camp. Whatever the reason is I think the horse bug has bit her and I’m not sure it can …

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Junior Golf Program at Green Lea Golf Course in Albert Lea!

When Maddie was five years old, I asked her what she wanted to do during the summer. We try to give our kids a chance to join a team, take swimming lessons, or other fun summer activities. With confidence she said, “I want to golf with Uncle Tim”. I didn’t …

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