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Pi Day—An Opportunity for Praise

God has built many surprises into the universe for us to discover and enjoy. One of them is the number pi which begins with 3.141592… and continues on for at least 13 trillion digits, perhaps forever. What is so special about this number?  Simply this:  it shows up throughout nature in the most surprising places, […]

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Our Little Vacation

My dear husband decided that I needed a break, so the Little Misses and I accompanied him to a conference.  What a lovely little vacation it was! We visited Ripley’s Aquarium:     We ate very, very well, and I had no gluten problems:   And it was so pleasant to sit peacefully above the stop-and-go […]

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Ladybug Infestation

This is outside.  Mr. 19 vacuumed up hundreds of ladybugs inside the house, too.  It seemed as though they were just appearing out of thin air! They are beautiful, but when (not if) they get squashed in a door, they leave bright orange stains and a terrible smell.  They also fly about and get tangled […]

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Ambleside Online

For almost twenty years I’ve been looking at, comparing, purchasing, and reviewing a wide variety of homeschool curricula.  In all those years, one option has always stood out, Ambleside Online. Ambleside Online is an incredible Charlotte Mason curriculum. Spanning all the grades with a few extra options for lighter years and catch up years, it […]

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Uh Oh! Bear Tracks!

In one of his wanderings through the fields near our home, Mr. 19 took this picture. We knew that bears come around every year or two, but I had never seen any tracks before! Our children are used to running around freely outside and in the woods, but we have had to add a few bear safety […]

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