Well we survived a two-week rental car in Bali. We started in Kuta and made a cut up the middle of the island, then circled around the west side, to Ubud, then back to Kuta. I hesitated to put it out
It’s clear that these homeschooled kids don’t know how to relate to other children. Especially children from other cultures. How are they going to make it in this global world? Where are they going to learn inter-personal skills? And how are
I was talking to a Taiwanese-Australian mom at the pool recently. When she heard how long we were in Bali, she asked what we did for school. The topic of homeschooling is far too weighty a topic to discuss casually—and
The salty weather word of the day (from Wikipedia): A derecho (/dəˈreɪtʃoʊ/, from Spanish: derecho [deˈɾetʃo], “straight”) is a widespread, long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a land-based, fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms. Derechos can cause hurricane force
V has been interested in coins since she we found two near our house dating back to the 1800s. They were in rough shape, so they’re not worth a whole lot, but she keeps them in her special collection.
The rest of our time in New York was packed. We had at hot breakfast with a high school friend of mine. After catching up, we said our goodbyes and headed through the maze of the MTA for the Met.
We were there because of O. Our local airport had a fly-in and open house on Tig’s birthday, and we thought it was a perfect excursion for our boy who loves planes (and trains, and motorbikes, and cars). They watched
For the month of May, I put together a very short place value block based on You Know What Mama’s story. One night, I drew out on a large sheet of paper… the Ones Place… the Tens Apartment… and the
Many years ago, before Tig and I were married, I gave him a card with a picture of a camper van–a cute Westphalia. Inside, I promised to buy him a van someday. Fast forward to a couple years ago. We
Here are some quick notes from our winter math block. I planned a couple of structured activities, but mostly we deal with math in our daily life. V and O notice numbers on license plates, at cash registers at the