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Gluten Free Sourdough
WARNING: This bread is a work in progress.  I  have the best childhood memories of homemade bread. Even better was the homemade sourdough cinnamon rolls! I would "help" my mom mix, kneed, and of course, served as quality control. It reminds me of Christmas ...
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Average
Can I tell you a secret? Well, its only kinda a secret to those who know me. I am a half-ass homeschooler. This isn't because half-ass is what I am aiming for, its just that we all seem to like to do other things MORE. Things like going to the pumpkin patch...
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School Day BLUES
Most days we spend about 4 hours total doing school-ish stuff. Each kid has a notebook of core subjects (math, reading, writing, language arts, science, geography) and we read Story of the World with cookies at bed time for our history. We also watch all ki...
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Mama Fail
I have anxiety about homeschooling. I have been told by public school parents it isn't any less stressful to send a kid to school that to school them yourself and I have to agree. We all wonder "am I doing enough" or "is my kid really learning what they nee...
Mama Fail
Mama Fail
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What is love?
"Baby, don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more..." Maybe the rest of the world doesn't think in song lyrics, but I do. Valentines Day. The haters call it the "Halmark Holiday" and while I am usually the first to be skeptical about all the things, this is a ho...
What is love?
What is love?
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Square Peg dreams
Ahhh the American Dream! Keeping up with those Jones', the house in suburbia, 1.5 children, the job with benefits and a retirement account.... And maybe a bit of "rat race" and consumerism thrown in there for good measure. It might be my issues with authori...
Square Peg dreams
Square Peg dreams
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Cookie Marketing
I am generally not too swayed by marketing. Cynical by nature, I see through the bull easily....and yet... Pinterest is of the devil. It is brain-washing at its finest. I see pictures of families doing "fun" things and I think "OH MY GOSH!! What a great ide...
Cookie Marketing
Cookie Marketing
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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
I have made some really crappy cookies in my life. Though this sounds a bit like it might be a metaphor (might have to explore that angle later...) in this case I am TRULY talking about cookies. For real. I have been on a quest to make a good loaf of GF Sou...
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Joy in Learning
I am an ADD homeschooler. Maybe all homeschoolers are a little bit. We have the unique ability to ebb and flow with the needs and space our family is in. In my best moments, I am organized but flexible with the attitude of "children will learn what they nee...
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Critters
I watch him, king of his own back yard domain, stomping in his red rubber race car boots. White blond hair sticking up in all directions, shirt smeared with whatever happened to be on his hands. The chickens are smart enough to give him wide berth. But chic...
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