Going to the farm. Eventually.

Update on Habit #1

  • On November 2, 2015
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  • Cooking, Habits, Homeschooling, Personal Life Hacks, PlanToEat.com, SAHM
A few weeks ago, I wrote: Welcome to the first installment in a series on how we are hacking our bad habits so we can have a better homeschool/home/life. Some people do home renovations; we don’t have any of those right now, so we’re doing a life renovation….The solutions, that I will be trying over […]
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Habit #1: Changing How We Start Our Day

  • On October 12, 2015
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  • Homeschooling, Personal Life Hacks, SAHM
Welcome to the first installment in a series on how we are hacking our bad habits so we can have a better homeschool/home/life. Some people do home renovations; we don’t have any of those right now, so we’re doing a life renovation. Many, many mornings, I go into the kitchen and by the end of […]
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Joining a co-op

  • On March 23, 2015
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  • Homeschooling
Not on the farm front, but on the school front. We visited Classical Conversations weekly co-op in Champaign, and were pleased with it. One day a week, kids meet with their grade and a tutor during the morning, where they review and reinforce the week’s memory work, and then do enrichment for the various subjects. […]
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Carrots Love Tomatoes, Costco Seed Pack

  • On March 14, 2015
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  • Community Garden, Costco, Gardening/Farming, Homeschooling
So, not the most auspicious start, but I bought a 16-pack of organic seeds from Costco for $20. I’m still going to add in some other plants/not use every packet, but with seeds coming in at $3.00 a pack in my neck of the woods, it felt like a good deal. It comes with some […]
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7 Quick Takes: Good things a’comin’!

  • On March 6, 2015
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  • 7QT, Homeschooling
Good things a’comin’! 1. We may be getting a dishwasher. Ask and you may receive. This will save at least 10 hours a week. 2. I’m pleased to have cleared 90% of the clutter off the schoolroom table…but to be honest, the last 10% is the kind that requires sitting down and focusing, so I’m […]
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My Vision of the Child

  • On March 5, 2015
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  • Against the Grain, Homeschooling
With our oldest being 6.5-years-old, I’m at odds with what most people think he ought to be doing. We spend just 1-3 hours per day on schoolwork, and the rest of the time he is playing with his siblings, friends, or on his own, practicing piano, talking to one of us, or doing chores. I know […]
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