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Stress-free, Succulent Turkey

Being Canadian, we have already enjoyed our Thanksgiving turkey, and it was delicious. I used to dread cooking turkey, hoping desperately that it would be neither undercooked nor dry and overcooked.  With this recipe it’s so stress-free to make tender and delicious turkey! Here’s what I do (and what some of my friends are now […]

Three Computer Games I Almost Always Allow

I’m over at the Curriculum Choice today writing about three computer games I almost always allow: I disapprove of screen time and, perhaps foolishly, long for the ‘good old days’ when we had no screens except the bug screens in our windows.  Of course, too much screen time is good for no one, but I’ve […]

Ten Cool Online Resources for Homeschoolers, Especially Teens

While it is possible to waste large chunks of your life on the internet, one can also find powerful learning tools online.  Here are some of our favorites.  Some of them have become indispensable to us, some we’re just getting used to, and one is on my wish list.  (Note:  Links are to my reviews or […]

When your Child Cannot Learn Well: Psychoeducational Testing at Home

After a recent Sylvan Learning Center assessment, we were encouraged to get psychoeducational testing for one of our children.  However, the cost was $2000, way beyond our budget.  (Note that this is a service provided by independent psychologists who specialize in education, not by Sylvan.) When I discussed that with the Sylvan lady, she said, […]

Handel’s Messiah with the Choir of King’s College

Friends and family members–including 3 of our 5 kids!–are attending various local performances of Handel’s Messiah this year. I was a wee bit envious but then my husband sent me this link to a performance by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. May you, too, be uplifted by the joyous strains and words of this […]

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