Your Mug Means Nothing

After a very emotional afternoon in my house, I made a bit of a mistake.  I went on Facebook.  Let me offer you advice… Never go on Facebook if you are feeling emotional.  The minute I popped on, I noticed once again the people who turn everything into a fad.  More specifically, I noticed the ones that turn autism into a fad.

So let me back up and tell you about what happened today.  I’ll give you the short version.

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Uninformed Citizen

I haven’t watched the news since April 14, 2017.  I checked my Hulu account to be sure of the date.  That’s nearly a month of no news.

I read the headlines on my iPad here and there.

I see the tweets and the Facebook posts of the headlines as well.

Once in a while, I will click to read a full story.

Overall, however, I have turned into a very uniformed citizen.  And I like it.

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A Great Day to Start a Great Year!

Today is my 40th birthday, and I feel fabulous!

I know some people get all stressed over birthdays and getting older, but I am looking at my fortieth year as a new start. It’s a chance for me to spruce up my body, mind, soul, etc…

This year I hope to get back on track with my health, finish out my Bible in a Year reading, make at least one great friend in my new state, explore all that Wyoming has to offer, continue writing on this blog, read a few more books, and finally learn to cook the real way – not from a box. Ha! It’s gonna be great!

How we Homeschool

I’m always interested in how others homeschool, so today I thought I would start showing you how we go about things.  This is my eighth year of homeschooling.  I started when Benjamin was in kindergarten; he is now in seventh grade.  Both kids had short experiences in public school, but we learned quickly that public school just wasn’t the path we were meant to take.

I started out with a very traditional homeschooling method and that has worked well, but as the kids get older I find we are moving more and more to an unschooling approach in regards to science and history.  Unschooling is basically a child led approach to learning.  It is interest driven rather than book driven.  I may not have the exact definition here, but that is pretty much the gist of what we do in those areas.

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