Curriculum Review - 3rd & 4th Grades

homeschooling May 28, 2015

This was our first year homeschooling.  The kids received instruction in science, art, music, and language arts twice a week as part of the Mosaic Home Education Partnership Program. We...

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Paleo in Paradise

my story Jul 23, 2013

This summer we took our dream family vacation to Hawaii to regroup and it was everything we hoped it would be.  This time around we made a commitment to eat paleo for the entire two weeks...

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How Schools Should Work

homeschooling my story Feb 23, 2013

This week the small, private school that my children attend decided to ask one of the 11 children in their class to pursue his educational journey somewhere else.  It has been an emotional...

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Simple goal setting for a new year

my story Jan 12, 2013

I am the type of person who sets goals and spends a fair amount of time working toward accomplishing them. As I become more awake to the present, I am noticing that this has translated to living...

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Holy Cow - We did it! 100% clean Thanksgiving

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2012

We made a quick Thanksgiving meal today that was 100% paleo and SCD friendly. For some reason, I can't believe it. The past couple of years we have modified our favorite dishes to be gluten-free or...

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Pondering Resilience

my story Nov 11, 2012

This week I read an article by Andrew Zolli in the New York Times entitled, "Learning to Bounce Back."  The article explains how the sustainability movement is splitting into two camps. The...

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Underestimating the Capacity of Children

homeschooling my story Nov 04, 2012

This week I've been noodling about the goals of America's primary education system. For our team project in my MBA program, we decided to focus on 4th grade literacy scores to tell the story of...

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Outrageous Learning: An Education Manifesto

homeschooling my story Oct 07, 2012
I devoured Scott Oki’s book, Outrageous Learning when I originally read it in July of 2009. I found it easy to read and well organized. It was written in straight-forward prose that...
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SCD Intro diet

my story Sep 08, 2012

I started the Simple Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) this week and WOWZERS! - I wasn't prepared for how difficult it would be. If you want to heal your digestive track, cure chronic heartburn, or even...

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A Gluten-free Birthday Celebration

my story Aug 31, 2012

More than anything else, my son wanted to have a 'normal' birthday this year. For his birthday last year we brought some paleo chocolate cupcakes with mint frosting to school that we thought...

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