Blossoming Gardens

In 1997, we were in our second year of keeping our kids out of school. Michael was 8, Katie was 6, and Alyssa was 3.  We were trying to create a community of unschooling and relaxed homeschooling families in Alaska, so I agreed to publish a newsletter called Chart & Compass.  It was only available for…

Interesting Homeschool Graphic

This is from the College at Home Blog. While I don’t think we’re in this to dominate anybody, I think it’s nice to be able to show that those who learn at home are doing just fine thankyouverymuch! Glancing at the sources a little, I see where they get their numbers. Not sure it’s all that…

What About Exercise?

My exercise plan is in full swing! Even though every day I have to talk myself into doing it. But it’s happening.  I topped 200 lbs. when Alyssa was born – 18 YEARS ago! I don’t think you can blame the fat on The Baby for 18 years, can you? No.  I’ve never gone below…

Vegetarian – Week 1

So far so good! I’ve been sticking with the vegan choices and trying hard to stay low-calorie. The chip bag still calls me late at night, but I’m trying to resist. Another thing I need to work on is the the pre-planning of meals. My standby meals include: A bowl of cereal with Almond milk…