Life, Love, & Laundry

Homeschooling: Reading Lessons Part 2

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Homeschooling: Reading Lessons Part 2

The last blog post I finished off with the reasons why we started homeschooling and Adrianna's journey. I said there are 4 more kids to come, with very different journeys than hers...and really from each other. Each child is so unique in what "method" of homeschooling works best for them. Like I mentioned in the last one, to me the most important thing I can teach my children academically is to read. I believe once someone can read, their whole world is opened up and they can (in theory) learn anything they wish. (Sure, there are hands on/technical learning that...

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Homeschooling: The Journey Part 1

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Homeschooling: The Journey Part 1

I had always been intrigued by homeschooling, even when I was younger. When Adrianna was getting to be school age, I looked into it. Back then there was not very many resources and/or people in our community who homeschooled. There were some, but not many. The year before she was to enter kindergarten, I had actually got the books I would need to homeschool her (not work books and that type of thing....but a very large binder that gave all the curriculum outcomes for each grade/year from the district), I had poured over it and was in the midst of...

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I'd Like to File a Complaint

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I'd Like to File a Complaint

I love my company. I love all the products we make/sell. I honestly think everyone should also love them. But I know realistically, there will be people who will not 1) even want to try them and 2) won't like them if/when they do....I know this...but that does not mean I will not get upset/sad/disappointed when that happens.  I went to a networking seminar luncheon a few years ago, during the presentation the expert said that you need to know your audience, your product/business will not be for everyone. I joked that my product IS for everyone, or could be...

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Be Kind, Be Safe.

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Be Kind, Be Safe.

2020 is officially over. Hallelujah!!!   Now, I know a lot of people are glad to see it go...good bye, see ya later, don't let the door hit you on the way out....and I do feel that as well. But, I am not positive 2021 will be any better.  I am (overall) a hopeful person, I have hope that 2021 will bring us all (collectively) a better year...but I am also realistic and am not expecting any miracles. Would I love one? Of course...but I wouldn't even know where to start in trying to decide what miracle to wish for.  We...

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Sleep It Off

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Sleep It Off

I wrote this blog August 9, 2020...so although it is a little outdated (and I already wrote a different blog post explaining the lack of blogs...hahahaha) I decided to share anyway. I still have nights where I do not sleep well, but thank goodness they are farther apart than they were this summer. I find life is really like a roller coaster, ups and downs, honestly, I never really know what is around the next corner....but we keep riding it, with or without enough sleep. :)  Here I lay at 3:44 am. I have no idea why all of a...

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