Monthly Archives: November 2005

a valuable tool for me in my homeschool…..

11/16/05To my friends and family that may be reading this, if you don’t already subscribe to The Old Schoolhouse magazine, I would highly encourage it! I just subscribed recently (had never heard of the magazine until we moved here to … Continue reading

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Field trips…..

11/16/05Ok, I know that field trips are for educational purposes, and I know that my kids learn so much from them that they wouldn’t get just from reading a book, but I really like field trips (and look forward to … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Penguin

11/15/05 After a recent trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium watching the penguins play that day gave me an idea for a musing. While there, we were watching the penguins play. This was one of the favorite exhibits of my … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Cake

11/12/05 I made this for M’s birthday celebration this weekend. I got the recipe from a dear friend of mine, and then adapted it to suit our dietary needs a little better. It was SOOOOO good! All of the kids, … Continue reading

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Wheat Bran Muffins

11/8/05 Wheat Bran Muffins Serving Size : 18 2 cups flour, whole-grain wheat — whole wheat pastry 2 cups wheat bran 2 tablespoons sucanat 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2 … Continue reading

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In my kitchen……

11/8/05 Anyone that knows me, knows that I love to cook and bake. I also love to create recipes. I could very easily spend all day in the kitchen just puttering around. I also really enjoy reading cookbooks of all … Continue reading

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Black Bean Chili

11/8/05 Black Bean Chili Recipe By : my friend Denise 3/4 cup textured soy protein — (TVP) 1 large onion — chopped 2 cloves garlic — peeled and minced 3 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon cumin — ground 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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It all started with "The Music Man", "Lil' Abner" and "Bye Bye Birdie"

11/8/05D and I have known one another since we were 10-11 years old. Back around that time, D became involved with musical theater. His first show was The Music Man with a local professional theatre company. He did a few … Continue reading

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11/7/05We have a couple of Thanksgiving traditions. About 8 years ago we started having Thanksgiving at our house. Because of step parents, step siblings, etc, our parents have not always been able to join us for the holiday, so we … Continue reading

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I am thankful for homeschooling because…..

11/7/05 I am thankful I homeschool because _It has brought our family closer together. Both D and I come from broken families, and neither of our families are what I would consider really close (probably closer than some, but not … Continue reading

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