Things I Learned From My Dad

1. A penny saved is a penny earned. 2. Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it. And anyway, history is fascinating. 3. Basic foods, like beans, are delicious, and bread is for sopping up every last bit

Things I Learned From My Dad

1. A penny saved is a penny earned. 2. Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it. And anyway, history is fascinating. 3. Basic foods, like beans, are delicious, and bread is for sopping up every last bit

picking out books in B&N

Another Reader

Last year Caroline was still not a strong reader. As a voracious reader myself, it actually hurt my heart to hear her say that reading is not fun. But apparently she was motivated to keep trying because this year she

picking out books in B&N

Another Reader

Last year Caroline was still not a strong reader. As a voracious reader myself, it actually hurt my heart to hear her say that reading is not fun. But apparently she was motivated to keep trying because this year she

Explaining Unschooling

While in La Jolla on Monday, before we went down to play on the beach, we walked through town and did some shopping. I bought this sweatshirt at the La Jolla Shirt Company. (Thanks to my husband for photographing me

Explaining Unschooling

While in La Jolla on Monday, before we went down to play on the beach, we walked through town and did some shopping. I bought this sweatshirt at the La Jolla Shirt Company. (Thanks to my husband for photographing me

Hackschooling

Hackschooling. It sounds like unschooling. Logan talks about innovative learning and having a hacker mindset. I’m saving this on my unschooling page.

Hackschooling

Hackschooling. It sounds like unschooling. Logan talks about innovative learning and having a hacker mindset. I’m saving this on my unschooling page.

An Exciting Organizational Discovery: Changing Folder Icons On My Mac

I suspected there was a way to change the folder icons on my Mac because over the years I have downloaded a couple of digital scrapbooking items that had unique icons, rather than typical blue folder. But I didn’t think

An Exciting Organizational Discovery: Changing Folder Icons On My Mac

I suspected there was a way to change the folder icons on my Mac because over the years I have downloaded a couple of digital scrapbooking items that had unique icons, rather than typical blue folder. But I didn’t think

Daily Post: My Blog Title

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. My blog has gone through several transformations (and will again in the future, I have no doubt). One thing that has changed a few times is its

Daily Post: My Blog Title

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you. My blog has gone through several transformations (and will again in the future, I have no doubt). One thing that has changed a few times is its

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Bella Cafe Karaoke

We had a fabulous evening. Rhiannon sang Picture To Burn and Teardrops on My Guitar, both by Taylor Swift, Someone Like You by Adele, and Firework by Katy Perry. She definitely wants to return frequently, and is looking forward to

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Bella Cafe Karaoke

We had a fabulous evening. Rhiannon sang Picture To Burn and Teardrops on My Guitar, both by Taylor Swift, Someone Like You by Adele, and Firework by Katy Perry. She definitely wants to return frequently, and is looking forward to

All High School Courses Should Be Elective

An article in the Washington Post today suggests that all high school courses should be elective. Of course, I elected not to use school at all for my kids, but for those who are sent to school, I think this

All High School Courses Should Be Elective

An article in the Washington Post today suggests that all high school courses should be elective. Of course, I elected not to use school at all for my kids, but for those who are sent to school, I think this

Daily Prompt: Time Spent Apart

Hmm, well, my favorite person is Robert and the longest I have been apart from him was the first 22.5 years of my life. :) After we met we regularly had weeks go by without seeing each other and communicated

Daily Prompt: Time Spent Apart

Hmm, well, my favorite person is Robert and the longest I have been apart from him was the first 22.5 years of my life. :) After we met we regularly had weeks go by without seeing each other and communicated

Songs and Stories at Home

Today I improved the blue room some more.  This desk and the shelves are now stocked with lots of things for written and artistic creativity.  The baskets on top contain stencils, special project kits, and many colorful markers, both fat

Songs and Stories at Home

Today I improved the blue room some more.  This desk and the shelves are now stocked with lots of things for written and artistic creativity.  The baskets on top contain stencils, special project kits, and many colorful markers, both fat