2008 Presidential Election

2008 Presidential Election

So is anyone tired of the election yet or do you find it interesting or maybe somewhere in between. I fall in the in between section generally. I think everything is analyzed a bit much (like all the lipstick talk today – give me a break!) but I would like to hear more (truth though) about the actual issues directly from the candidates. I still think they should not have … Continue Reading →
Homeschool Resources

Homeschool Resources

We are back to our “regular days” for homeschooling for the new school year officially now. I thought I would share a few finds I’ve come across when planning lessons. Founding Documents – Collection of documents such as the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution. Has several formats of many items, including text based and image based. Homeschool Writers Contest Chart – Listing of multiple writing contests available to homeschoolers … Continue Reading →
The Responsibility Project

The Responsibility Project

Liberty Mutual started with a commercial that drew a lot of interest and response. From that one commercial The Responsibility Project was born. Their site offers several videos to watch, share, and comment on. In addition there is a blog section, resources, and a place for you to answer the question, “What’s your idea of a responsible ________?” The video section has a great animated short called Dinner for Two. … Continue Reading →
Free Cursive Font

Free Cursive Font

Even though my son is older, handwriting has always been an “issue” for him. So as part of our homeschool we do practice writing a bit each day during our “regular” school year. Dafont.com has a free cursive font, School Script Dashed, with lines for any of you who might need it for your own kids. Continue Reading →
More Poo

More Poo

Lots of you commented about the post I did on Poo Paper. Well, this is a different sort of poo post. This is a link to one of the funniest blog stories I have read. You must go read Poop Talk over at the Smock Lady blog. It’s a bit gross, but more than funny enough to make up for that. Continue Reading →
Reading – Internet vs. Books

Reading – Internet vs. Books

Interesting article in the New York Times, Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? I really do think you can get a lot out of reading online, but a good book is always nice as well. As a homeschooling parent, it is more of a challenge to get my teen son to read a book these days, but pretty easy to get him to read online. Does he get anything … Continue Reading →
Survey of American Jewish Language

Survey of American Jewish Language

I just finished taking this survey. You do not have to leave any personal contact info on it if you don’t want to. You can leave an email if you want the results at the end though. I found it interesting because we have a close friend who is Jewish and from New York who has taught us all sorts of words and phrases. Just passing along as they asked … Continue Reading →
Fabulous – Secular Homeschooling Magazine

Fabulous – Secular Homeschooling Magazine

If you are in search of a fabulous, worth-every-penny, non-fluff, homeschooling magazine to subscribe to I highly suggest Secular Homeschooling Magazine. This is a new magazine and I’ve subscribed since the start and have loved every issue (quarterly at the time I am writing this). The editor has a great writing style. On her blog, Diary of a Mad Editor, you can get more of a sense of this also. … Continue Reading →
Do You Know Where Your Money Has Been?

Do You Know Where Your Money Has Been?

So do you ever wonder who else has had the cash in your wallet or maybe where it’s going next? Where’s George is a site that will track your bills across the country for you. You put in the serial number and mark the bill and spend it as usual. Then hopefully the next person that gets it will see your marking and go to Where’s George and enter it’s … Continue Reading →
Back to School Ads – ALREADY?

Back to School Ads – ALREADY?

As a homeschooling family the Back to School ads are always a bit interesting since we view things a bit different. I couldn’t believe it though going through all my emails today that I had my very first Back to School ad here on just July 1! Yikes! Continue Reading →