Homeschooling is not about
sitting at the kitchen table with a
pile of textbooks all day,
recreating school in the isolation
of the home. It is about getting
out and about. It is about opening
to possibilities, finding learning
opportunities around every corner,
exploring the world with open
eyes and minds, trying new
things, going new places, meeting
new people. It is a veritable
kaleidoscope of experiences that
provide a unique educational path
for every child--and parent. You
can find or create anything you
want, and have a blast doing it." -
Why We Chose to
My Advice to Those New to
Fun Online Collaborative Projects
There are some great free online group projects out there on the Internet that
we've done in the past and some that we are signed up to do now for the first
--eIditarod, Westward Ho, Tomatosphere, Journey North, Flat Stanley, Monster
Exchange, Trucker Buddies, and the list goes on and on.
Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center
Today the kids and I decided to check out the Coachella Wild Bird Center. We
have had a love obsession with large birds of prey ever since visiting our first
birds of prey rehabilitation center years ago. They're so awesome! The owls and
vultures are our favorites!!
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Art & Music
Volunteering at the Salvation Army
This morning we helped the Salvation Army's Operation Smile Saver Program
by helping package 1200 gift bags with new dental supplies and new school
supplies. These bags, along with new school uniforms and a gift for each
student will be provided to the complete student body of two elementary
schools in the east valley. Awesome!
I Kid TV Show Filming
Yesterday we drove to Los Angeles because we had tickets to be audience
members for a new TV show called I Kid starring Brad Garrett. We thought
we were just going to audience members, we were completely surprised
when we ended up being extras in the actual show. So fun!!!
Our Trip to Hawk’s Cay in the Florida Keys
We just returned from an awesome trip to Duck Key Island in the Florida Keys.
We’ve never been to the Keys before and were lucky enough to get to tag
along with my husband on a business trip! Woo-Hoo!!!!
Sea Turtle Hospital
We had the opportunity to tour the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida. It was
so awesome! We loved, loved, loved visiting those giant sea turtles!
Key West, Florida
Our day trip to Key West.
What a fun place!
Yay! We got to go to Epcot! I’ve loved that place since I first got to visit it
when I was in high school. Love all the multi-culturalism there.