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June 6, 2019

As I said in a previous post we are homeschooling. We have been homeschooling since September 2018 but we are ready to try something different so we are adjusting our homeschool for summer. 

We choose to school year round as it adds routine to our days and allows us to...

May 21, 2019

We officially began homeschooling in September of 2018.  I say "officially" because we have always valued education and made learning a priority in our home but in September we purchased a curriculum and began using it.   

Homeschooling has always been somethi...

May 20, 2019

I have been pondering for quite some time what I want this blog to be, how much should I share.  The ideas of vulnerability, courage, and fear keep cropping up.  So I am deciding to go for it.  Face my fear of judgement.  I am going to tell my stories, I am going to fi...

August 31, 2017

Wow!  It cannot believe it has been a year since I set out on my 30 before 30 quest :)  It has been a week since I turned 30 and it really doesn't feel much different than 29. This past year was a big one for my family.  
 
It is funny to look at this list.  There...

April 10, 2017

Continuing on my quest to complete 30 goals before I turn 30 :)

October 30, 2016

Hogwarts is magic.   If you have read Harry Potter you have imagined what receiving your Hogwarts letter would have felt like.  You have imagined yourself riding on the Hogwarts Express and stepping into the Great Hall for the first time. You have imagined having the s...

October 10, 2016

While rereading the series I came across this quote in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows- “Dirigible Plums, so as to enhance the ability to accept the extraordinary.”  This is the scene where the trio visits the Lovegood’s cottage and they are being shown a “replica...

October 3, 2016

Yummmmm, butterbeer! Butterbeer was one of the things I was most looking forward to trying at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWoHP). And it did not disappoint. 

I read lots of different reviews about the kinds of butterbeer and the best one to try.  The day we vis...

September 26, 2016

I love Harry Potter. I grew up with Harry Potter.  I remember reading the first books in middle school. I remember crying when my favorite characters died.  The last book came out on my 1st wedding anniversary and my husband and friend had to pry it from my hands. I ha...

September 23, 2016

It has been one month since I turned 29 and began my 30 before 30 quest.  I am proud to say I have started working toward some of my goals!

5. Learn Japanese

My new friend Beth (who speaks great Japanese) told me about an app called Mind Snacks.  It is a game where you a...

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