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Life Is Truly Good

Raising two puppies together must be a little like having hyperactive twin two year olds in the house. If you take your eyes of them for even a moment, they find their way into trouble. Chunk loves chewing the cord to the electric blanket the moment I look the other way. Thankfully Spring is coming so I gave in and …

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Sassy’s Legacy Lives On

Sassy’s Legacy Lives On (Click Picture) We accomplished the impossible and brought two of Sassy’s puppies back home, where they belong. I would like to reintroduce you to the newest members of our family, Chunk and Lady Katherine. I added Sassy’s shadowed image to this homecoming picture, as I know she will always be there in our hearts. She may …

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In Loving Memory of Sassy

From the day Sassy entered our lives, she was extremely protective of us and our property. Tonight her overwhelming need to protect us cost her life. As I was opening the back door to go get soda out of my truck, some sort of animal wandered into the yard area from the woods. Sassy began growling loudly and at the …

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Homeschool Not About Books

Although structure is important, sometimes parents forget that homeschool is NOT just about books and supplies. Sometimes in our excitement to homeschool, we replicate the very things that cause our children problems in school. I know several families who homeschool on a shoestring budget. One of my boys hated anything that LOOKED like learning. If it was in a book, …

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Homeschool Outside The Box

I wanted to give another example of “thinking outside the box” when homeschooling. As I mentioned in an earlier article, my son struggled with learning disabilities. They labeled him dyslexic, and he never quite got past that. Six years into public school he had not learned to print or sign his name. This had a tremendous impact on his self …

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