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TOS Review: Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses ~ U.S. History

Standard Deviants Accelerate Review
Today, we’re reviewing the U.S. History course from Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses offered by–you guessed it–Standard Deviants Accelerate.

Standard Deviants Accelerate Review
SDA Homeschool Courses provide a year’s worth of supplemental content for fourteen different courses for middle- and high-schoolers. SDA is completely online, and uses interesting videos to teach students in a way that they actually enjoy. Continue reading TOS Review: Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses ~ U.S. History

Kid Quotes (10/13)

B: We have to just get Jack a new computer so he can have Minecraft.
Me: Well, it’s not that easy. Computers cost money.
Blake, after a little more discussion about computers: Well, it’s a good thing we have unlimited money from Daddy’s job.
Ah, to be six again….
(Note to potential thieves: Daddy’s job doesn’t produce anything close to unlimited money.)

B: Hey, Mama. I’m sure Bigfoot likes rainbows. And if he sees a unicorn, he’d just kill it like a big jerk.

Blake, taking a shower: Gotta get my armpit…now my kneepit…

Blake, talking about the story he wrote: So he upgraded Bambi, apparently.
J: Wouldn’t you know? You wrote the story.

After some discussion of Blake’s story, I realized that he had never seen the movie. Jack said he didn’t remember seeing the whole thing. So we popped some popcorn and watched Bambi.
Jacky, after Owl’s “twitterpated” speech: What was he talking about? Sounds like he’s talking being torn apart by a pack of wolves. Continue reading Kid Quotes (10/13)

It’s Not Just You

It's not just you. Go find your tribe.Heard in a group of moms of kids with special needs: I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does that!

Heard in a group of social entrepreneurs: I’ve been trying to figure that out, too!

Heard in a group of homeschooling moms: So my kid isn’t the only one who does that?

We hear it all the time, but I’m not sure it really sinks in for many of us. It just hit me yesterday, after spending a couple of hours with several homeschooling moms, a few of whom I had never met. We have more in common with those around us than we realize. We are not alone. Continue reading It’s Not Just You

Link-up: You Might Be a Homeschooler… (10/3)

You Might Be a Homeschooler if you make curriculum deals in parking lots.

As homeschoolers, we all do those things that may be a little off-center. You know what I’m talking about. Those things that are normal to us, but may make others look at us and say, “You may be a homeschooler…” So link up and tell us what you did or said this week that made you or someone else say, “You may be a homeschooler…”

So, as I’m on Facebook making arrangements to meet a homeschool mom in a parking lot to sell her a textbook, it occurs to me that it’s the second time I’ve done so in the past three months.

You might be a homeschooler if you conduct curriculum deals in parking lots like some kind of confused drug dealer.

You Might Be a Homeschooler

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: What Are You Reading?



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Right now, I’m reading A Writer’s Coach: An Editor’s Guide to Words That Work by Jack Hart. It’s entertaining and educational. It’s edutaining! Or entercational. One or the other.

For even more entertainment, I’m reading about dead bodies in Concealed in Death by J.D. Robb. I somehow let myself get a couple of years behind on this series so I’m playing catch-up. I’m almost there. If this book doesn’t bring me current, I only have one more. I think.

Free Fall Recipes from eMeals + Giveaway

Free fall recipes from eMeals + Giveaway
What’s for dinner tonight? Don’t know? What about tomorrow? It can be really frustrating when your family actually wants food night after night, but it’s even more so when you have to plan day-to-day. Or worse — shop day-to-day. Experts say the best way to save money (and your sanity, I might add) is to shop with a list.

That list doesn’t do you much good, though, if the only thing on it is milk, bread, and chocolate chip cookies. (Don’t worry. I’m not going to suggest you skip the chocolate chip cookies. I wouldn’t mind if you threw one this way, though.) With eMeals, you not only get a weekly meal plan, you get a fabulous app that generates a shopping list for you! You can even add your own items to the list! (Don’t forget those cookies!) Continue reading Free Fall Recipes from eMeals + Giveaway

Kid Quotes (9/29)

B: Why do I keep getting sick? Does the virus come along and say, “Hey, he looks good. I’ll eat him,” and jump on my head?
Me: Um…something like that.

J: What do you call a cow with no legs?
B: Steak.
J: No. Well, yeah. But no.

B: It’s okay when other people smile, but when you do it, it’s creepy.

Blake, after checking the battery level on his tablet: All the percent is almost gone.

B, all in one breath:I like helping people. Like you and Daddy and Jack. Like putting up my clothes and holding doors and stuff. Like for you and Daddy and Jack. And myself. I just put the stuff down and open the door.
Finally pausing: Why don’t other people just do that?
So there you go. If you’d just put the stuff down, you could open the door.

J: Blake please leave me alone for a while! Mama, please tell Blake to leave me alone for a while!
B, crying: You don’t love me anymore!
Me: he still loves you. He just needs some time alone sometimes. You can hang out with me.
B: but I want to be with Jack.
Me: But he doesn’t want to be with you right now.
B, still crying: But Jack makes the best toast in the world.
Me: Um, okay. But he still wants to be alone right now.