Archive Monthly Archives: June 2011

Strider vs the Mini-Glider

I love both of these bikes.  They were both about $100.  Both have nice, sturdy frames.  Both have thick, foam tires that won’t puncture.  Both have no gears to maintain.  Both are pedal-less bikes. Why pedal-less? Training-wheels don’t really train.  Keeping your balance on a bike with training wheels is very difficult.  Going around a […]

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Supporting the Role of Fathers

Last week I gave a talk in church about fatherhood and I want to share what I had to say on this blog.  My research on the role that the father has in the home has really helped me to clarify my own role as a mother.  I am so grateful for my wonderful husband! […]

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Water Fun

About a year ago I created a PVC Pipe Activity for the kids, which has become a favorite toy.  Recently we purchased a small pool for our kids to play in and we invented a new use for the pipes.  Hey, they are actually made for transporting water, so we gave them a chance to […]

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A note on expressive thought

Recently the following video was shared in my local homeschooling e-group.  It has given me a lot to think about, especially on how I treat my children when they express themselves.  Taylor Mali Totally like whatever, you know The thing that really made me stop and think was the question, “Why?”  Why is there an […]

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Mini Muffins

Here is a short post in praise of my newly discovered kitchen wonder– muffins.  Mini muffins.  They are just the right size for me children to eat, and they are easy and fun to do. I love making Whole Wheat Bread, but lately I have had a hard time getting around to it.  Every step […]

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Dissecting a Diaper

Yesterday my children and I dissected a diaper.  After we opened the diaper and pulled out the cotton, I showed my children how the outer layer is waterproof by pouring tap water into it.  Then I remembered that I have a blog, and pulled out my camera… Let’s dissect a diaper.  First we cut open […]

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You know you’re a mother when…

Here begins my real effort to do more vlogging.  If you are viewing this in a reader (e-mail), you will need to visit the webpage to see the video.

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Xtra Normal, text-to-movie site.

I recently discovered a fun website, Xtra Normal, which allows you to create videos by typing in a score, choosing sets and characters, and adding sound effects.  We had a lot of fun creating the video below.  I am sure that you will be able to tell who wrote what, haha.  Fair warning, many of […]

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I’m back! Family History.

Has it really been a month since I posted on this blog?  Wow, time flies.  I am a girl who gets passionate about projects, puts my heart and soul into it, and then wants to move on.  A blog is never done, but I took a break.  What have I been doing?  I recently renewed […]

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Rain, rain, go away, piano chords are here to stay.

Last time I showed you how to “build” a major triad with Lego blocks.  This video shows a little application, and how building a piano model with your blocks is an effective shortcut for building more triads.  Lead sheet music is also introduced.  By the way, you don’t have to actually play the melody line […]

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