A homeschooling lifestyle and how-to blog for geeky creative types.

Homeschooling Lifestyle

(Everyday Life and Artifacts)

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Road Trip to Bridgeport

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ast week, Erik flew to Ireland while Duncan and I packed up and headed to Bridgeport to visit my family (and wish my mom a happy birthday in person). There, I joined my sister, her husband and son, and her dog at the old house on the river.
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Watch Out for the Tree!

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ne of Erik's favorite hobbies (he has lots, but this one has recycled into a current obsession) is mountain biking.
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Trust Your Feelings, Luke!

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hen I was little, I helped my grandmother (of Norwegian descent) make a batch of lefse. She didn't have fancy tools, she didn't use a recipe, and she seemed to be making it all up as she went...
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Around Here…

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round here, we're up to a variety of things, like feeling grateful for the nice weather and the chance to do writing practice outside at the park!
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Back to More Formal Studies: The First Day of Fifth Grade

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hile Duncan has various areas of study in which there is room for improvement and growth, he excels in others. For example, we're using a sixth grade math book, he's met all of the space science objectives through eighth grade, he reads at a high school level, and his writing is strong. As a result, he really doesn't fit inside of a specific, conventional grade level.

How-To...

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How To Identify Monocots and Dicots

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onocot or dicot? That, is the question! After learning a little about the differences, we set out to test our new skills and practice plant identification.

Education

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Why We Ditched the Pool Table

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The Book Bag | Fifth Grade

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Retrospective 2013-2014

Hello, my name is Liz, or Sunshine, or Giggles, or…

I'm an engineer-turned-artist-turned-homeschooling mom living in the Pacific Northwest. Though I'm often flummoxed by fashion and what to have for dinner, I'm a pinch of geek and a pound of artist.

Welcome to my neck of the woods!