Category Archives: General Homeschool

2013 Virtue Summit

A little rain couldn’t stop my girls from having a wonderful time at Virtue Summit this year. If you want more information about Summit, visit www.heroicyouth.com. Some of my favorite things were the girls dancing around the Maypole and the fathers dancing with their daughters in the rain.

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Three Months Old!

Oh my goodness I am so behind! I just realized I never posted Eloise’s 3 month photos here! She is quite the little doll baby. She loves to talk and wiggle. She rolled over the day before these photos were taken. She weighed in at 12lbs 12oz. The rest of us are doing well. Xander […]

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It’s not working

OK it has now been a full month since we stopped using screens constantly in our house. Since April 6th 2010 my kids have only been allowed 1/2 hr of screen time per day if they asked me (most of the time they haven’t) and they have been allowed to watch TV/play the Wii on […]

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Piano is Delicious!

I have a love hate relationship with piano.  I love it because my Grandma taught me how to play. I hate it because I never was very good at it. I would practice and practice and practice and I never could seem to get past a certain point.  I love my actual piano because my same […]

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Science Projects

It’s no secret to those who know me that I don’t love science.  I only had one science class that I enjoyed in high school and that was a class where we studied animals and their environments.  I did a bit of science with Xander when he was younger using the young scientist kits but honestly […]

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The Great “No Screens” Experiment

Well, we survived. Well it’s 7pm and no one has killed anyone yet. It was an interesting day to say the least. I started out the experiment when my 4yo asked to play the computer upon completion of his chores(no school this week, spring break) and I said NO. I didn’t intend to keep saying […]

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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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Family Ball

Just grabbing a second to post a bit about the Family Ball. It’s my favorite part of Forum and everyone looks forward to it every year. I can’t believe that next year I will have three little princesses to dress up! I bought the girls dresses at www.pinkprincess.com this year. Grandma added the sleeves and […]

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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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First Day of School

Can you believe I am sending my oldest three to school? Neither can I! Here is a post I wrote on Crazibeautiful about it To School or Not to School The school is only part time. It’s a great middle ground for us. So far they are really happy there. The school is called Benjamin […]

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2009 Knights of Freedom Summit

This was our fifth year putting on a summit for the boys in the Knights of Freedom groups throughout the Salt Lake Valley. We had 131 boys participate this year and in the final battle they were fighting about 70 villains. It was amazing how huge it was. Emily is has spearheaded the event for […]

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Donkey Hotee Helmets

As a family we have been studying Don Quixote. It’s a funny book and my kids just love it! We are reading the unabridged version. It will probably take us 5 years to complete! LOL We decided we wanted to try to make a helmet similar to the one Don Quixote made for himself in […]

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Homeschool away from home?

As crazy as that sounds, I am seriously considering this as an option for my almost 13 year old son. We have a rule at our house, First we do jobs and school and then we do other things. Lately Xander has been choosing the same jobs every day and it has gotten to the […]

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The Forum Was Fantastic!

This past Saturday was the Thomas Jefferson Education Forum here in Salt Lake City. Even though it was difficult for me to get around and stay awake, hee hee, it was really refreshing and motivating to say the least. I went to classes dealing mostly with child development and behavior rather than schooling because I […]

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Ollie is reading! Family update…

I have to admit I’m honestly shocked. I haven’t worked much with Oliver on his reading the last couple of months because of morning sickness and hope that he wouldn’t read before Rani who is 10 months older. Well, in the two months we haven’t been doing reading lessons, lo and behold the kid has […]

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