Random Monday

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ByDeb

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• Here’s an EXTREMELY amazing story about a homeschooling family who sent six of their kids to college – by the time they were twelve. Try not to feel inferior.

• Last week, I was doing some baking with the kids (if you knew how much I prefer being alone in the kitchen, you would award me 8 million super mom points), and I told Big to go give his hands a rinse while we were cooking. When he came back, I noticed he was doing something weird (like that’s new), and I said, “WHAT are you DOING?” And he goes, “I’m drying my hands.” And then I was forced to say, “WE DON’T DRY OUR HANDS UNDER OUR ARMPITS.”

Happily, the banana bread we were making was for their breakfast, and I wasn’t going to eat any of it. But SERIOUSLY. Who has to make that rule? WHO?

• ‘member last week when Little lost a tooth in the carpet? Well, this week she lost another one.

In my bed.

I said, “I suggest you find it, because if I’m sleeping and get bitten by some marauding tooth, I am NOT going to be happy about it.”

• This –

 

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Homeschooling in the UK

In CategoryHome Schooling, Navel Gazing
ByDeb

 

Moving, yes?

Random Monday

In CategoryRandom Monday
ByDeb

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• More on the Common Core (yes, I am still on this) – a speech by Bill Gates in which he explains that treating education as one-size-fits-all will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching. For the first time, there will be a large base of customers eager to buy products. Because OF COURSE we will have better results with more standardization and more computer time.

Ahhh…..the light dawns…

• Oh, and before I forget, there is a TON of good research and ammo against the Common Core at the What Is Common Core blog (for those of you still reading who haven’t sprained your eyes rolling them at me and my endless carrying on about this issue).

• And one more article on the absolutely Orwellian NATIONAL STUDENT DATABASE that they’ve created to keep track of us for the rest of our lives. Information Bill Gates wishes to have so he can SELL US STUFF.

Justin Beiber visited the Ann Frank House Museum in Amsterdam. Apparently he was quite moved by his visit, and wrote in the Special Guestbook that he hopes “she would have been a Belieber.”

So. There you go. The Beebs, he’s deep.

• I was trying to show the kids how to jump rope the other day. Word to the wise: having your plumbing rearranged by two 9 pound babies seems to mean jumping rope is off the table forevermore. Just sayin’.

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I’ve never been able to fully explain until now…

In CategoryNavel Gazing
ByDeb

women's brain

Is that true or what, ladies?