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Aspiring to be a vet?
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Aspiring to be a vet?

Mar 17, 2015 by

Many children say “I want to be a vet when I grow up!” Pebbles is one of those who has said this since she was old enough to talk. Just what does it take to become a veterinarian?  What are the pre-requisities for admission to an accredited University? How to prepare in High School? How to prepare as a College Undergraduate? Articles about Programs:...

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Do Curlformers Work?
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Do Curlformers Work?

Mar 1, 2015 by

Faced with the mandated ‘curl your daughter’s hair’ for their theatre performances coming up…. I went on a research binge.  I hadn’t had much luck with curling irons or those velcro rollers in the past.  After many youtube videos and emailing some friends the methods were various – bendy noodle things, more expensive curling irons (without the ‘thing’ that holds the curl in –...

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classic book list & literature guides
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Great literature has been on my mind lately. One of my favorite courses when finishing my degree was English Lit.  I LOVED finding the symbolism and major thematic ties in great stories.  Just as Common Core is looming to slash the importance of analyzing literature I’ve been feeling a stronger pull to introduce my now 5th grader to the depths of the great stories...

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needle felting: MLP Pegasus
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We discovered needle felting last year when Pebbles found an adorable guinea pig kit at Rainbow Resource.  A friend casually mentioned the idea of needle felting into a silicone mold last summer and when Pebbles showed me the kit it reminded me about this intriguing craft.  Christmas wish lists were being generated at the time so we checked out the kits and there were...

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review: My Book of Thanks
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A 25 Day Gratitude Journal for Kids – by Heather Bowen Heather Bowen, of Upside Down Homeschooling,  has lovingly created this ADORABLE journal to inspire children to express what they are most grateful for during our Thanksgiving Season. There are two different age brackets for the journal, although I would purchase according to your own child’s handwriting ability – size of their letters, do...

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Ken Davis: Fully Alive
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Ken Davis: Fully Alive

Jul 13, 2013 by

Had to share this video with you!  Ken Davis: Fully Alive isn’t just another comedy of someone poking fun at their own life…. it reveals our own life in the process.   Are we living our lives by routine letting the days slip by? Do we pass up opportunity to stick with the comfy? What does it feel like to have a soul that’s fired...

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reflections of a second generation homeschooler
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Today, we are blessed by the reflections of a second generation homeschooler.  Her name is Stephanie, and she was homeschooled from 5th grade onwards. Today, she is a wife and mother …. and embarking on her next journey as she dives into homeschooling her own children. If you have ever wondered what an adult would think about their own unique homeschool journey in the...

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accountable kids
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accountable kids

Jul 7, 2013 by

This year at AFHE Convention I discovered the “Accountable Kids” program. On that Friday night, I brought the brochure home to show the kids to see what they thought of the idea, checked out their website and watched their videos. Pebbles thought the boards and cards were super cute and said that she couldn’t wait to start decorating her own board !!  BamBam just...

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