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Failure is My Best Friend

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison Why would any of us welcome failure – and then call it a friend?! I do though. I mean, mostly. Failing at something only means, to me, that I have more to learn. Life would be awfully boring if there weren’t more to learn. But […]

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Teach the Kids Everything? It’s Not Possible!

When we started homeschooling, we had a lofty goal: To teach them everything the school wouldn’t or couldn’t. As time went on, we realized that there were many things that school would not have taught them. We also saw that, because there are so many things to see, explore, and learn about in this world, […]

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Why I Don’t Take Every Freebie Anymore

Who doesn’t love a freebie? I used to happily download every freebie I could, but you know what? I wound up with a computer full of stuff I never used. This makes me feel bad, because I feel like I wasted that individual’s time and internet bandwidth. After all – it is not really “free,” […]

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Brrr! Winter’s Almost Here!

What a blur the last couple of months has been! We have gone from Sunny San Diego county to southern Fort Worth. This issue, we look with wonder at the world around – from the wonder of, “How on earth did we do what we did;” to the wonder of the natural world with science. […]