Category Archives: MY education

Day Two=No Fun

Day two on the no screens experiment didn’t go as swimmingly as the first. I had to endure a lot more complaining from my 4yo and I found out that the two older boys had stayed up watching TV the night before. I missed American Idol and I had to find out that they almost […]

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Too Much Screen Time!

I have to admit that through the last few years I have let the TV and computer creep so much into my and the kids lives, we practically don’t know what to do with ourselves! Over the last year I have especially struggled with my 4yo son who would throw raging tantrums every morning when […]

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Thomas Jefferson Education Forum

Ok, let’s be honest. The content of my blog over the last five years has degraded dramatically. The reasons are two-fold #1. The last three pregnancies kind of threw me for a loop and #2. I have been deeply encumbered by an “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!!!” box. Life before Finneas was all about educating myself […]

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Studying Photography

I went to the library yesterday and picked out a whole stack of books on photography.  I feel like it’s high time I learned how to really use my camera.  I stayed up until 1AM learning about f-stops and shutter speeds and thinking about compositions.  I sure hope that some of it sticks in my […]

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Finished Les Miserables

Oh what an incredible book! It truly is an example of how all of our lives are interwoven. God knows where we are all woven in that cloth and he sees the big picture. This book is just a small example of what it must be like for Him. I truly enjoyed it. I was […]

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I’m not a journalist.

Newspaper Article By Tamra Hyde (PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH)– Greg and Holly Richardson will be traveling to Ethiopia. They are hoping to add four siblings to their already larger-than-most family. When they get home they will have a total of eighteen children. They do not know which children will be theirs. They are sure that they […]

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This week’s writing assignment

Friends Vignette By Tamra Hyde On a cold January morning, four women sat huddled around a worn-out old quilting frame that was jammed in the center of a sparsely furnished living room. A lumpy brown couch, a small wooden table, and a coal stove comprised the entirety of the furnishings. The stove provided heat for […]

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Poetry

For my class: A sonnet on my adoption blog Jean Valjean- Haiku Convict Jean Valjean dark, strong, surly, heart of stone delivers kindness. and The cat and the kazoo- limerick There once was a cat named Baloo who believed he could play the kazoo he puffed and he preened and he licked himself clean but […]

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My second essay

I posted my second essay for the writing class in my Adoption Blog because it’s an essay on International adoption. Take a look! :type

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essay rewrite

My Writing Journey An essay By Tamra Hyde Long ago, in my delicate formative years, my childhood brain began to develop. I became a voracious reader and over time began to find joy in forming letters as well. As a teen I became enmeshed in the world of words; A superb English teacher helped me […]

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It wasn’t so bad ;-)

Actually it was nice! The teacher is really cool, and I like her! When she started talking about essays she said there was an essay expert in the room and then she looked at me! :yikes I was looking around to make sure she wasn’t looking at someone else and asked “ME???” She said yes […]

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Writing class is tomorrow…

I’m still so nervous! Wish me luck! I’m happy that she is grading individually and basing grades on our personal progress. That’s what the initial paper was for to judge our beginning abilities. And if I flunk it doesn’t matter, I’m doing this for ME not for a grade or a credit. Just so that […]

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OK I did it…here it is…Please don’t snicker!

My Writing Journey An essay By Tamra Hyde Long ago, in my delicate formative years, my childhood brain began to develop. I found that I was a voracious reader and over time began to find joy in forming letters as well. As a teen I became emeshed in the world of words and a loving […]

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