Revival of a Small Town

I was born and raised in Albert Lea, MN. A town surrounded by rural farming communities. You will only find a traffic jam in our great town during the Fourth of July parade which is held on the third of July rather than the fourth. You will also experience a …

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Letting Go of What School Should Look Like.

This year our twins joined Maddie in “formal” schooling. I have felt more lost this year than the first year I began homeschooling. Adding two more minds, bodies, and emotions to our morning has thrown me for a loop. I have been grasping at straws for how to incorporate our …

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Our Immune Systems are Kicking In

The last couple of weeks we have been fighting off colds. Thankfully, Mark and I were hit the hardest and the kids were left untouched for the most part. Timmy has had a stuffy nose and he was treated for an ear infection but I’m fairly certain his was due more …

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Reminder of one of the reasons we homeschool

Fall began early this year but I have begun to notice my kids allergy’s are being triggered later and later. It is the last week in September and Maddie’s allergies are making her feel miserable. It is another reminder of why we have decided to homeschool our kids. Since Maddie …

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New to You, My Favorite Thrift Store in Albert Lea

New to You has been a part of my childhood since the beginning. I cannot remember a time when it was not part of our shopping route. When my sisters and I were in need of new shirts, pants, or dresses New to You was our first stop. Now that …

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