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Four Quick Takes in Pictures

Miss Lucy and the notebook She is now a sitting up girl. She very seldom topples anymore. Usually when she does it’s a sign she needs her diaper changed. She’s still as smiley as ever. Loves to laugh and play peek-a-boo. Loves to eat my notebook. I’m madly in love. She just has this way […]

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Dead Sea Scrolls and Dinosaurs

Dom’s on vacation this week and next. So bring on the fun! Today we went to the Museum of Science. Dom had tickets to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Plus the kids have never been to the MoS and we figured it was ‘bout time. Looking at various artifacts from Ancient Israel. Look, coins Pottery […]

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About Apples

The Apple Detective Why Your Supermarket Only Sells 5 Kinds of Apples In the mid-1800s, there were thousands of unique varieties of apples in the United States, some of the most astounding diversity ever developed in a food crop. Then industrial agriculture crushed that world. The apple industry settled on a handful of varieties to […]

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I Believe, I Adore, I Hope, I Love

This is what Adoration looks like. A dozen children, four moms, one grandmother, and an excellent priest who believes that children, yes even the youngest children, can get to know Jesus in this wonderful way. I think the oldest child here is 8. The youngest is Lucia, at 3 months, but the next youngest is […]

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Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding: A Science Curriculum for K-2

by Bernard Nebel I wasn’t looking for a science text for Bella. I was quite content with a loose kind of nature study. Watching the birds at our feeder, following our observations and letting Bella’s questions guide our investigations with library books as a resource. But then in some comment box on some blog, I […]

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