Venturing to the Children’s Museum

June 25, 2013

I ventured to the Children’s Museum last week.  That was me, with 4 kids, age 8 and younger, in downtown St. Paul, navigating the ramp NOT attached to the museum, running through the rain while pushing a stroller and trying to hold my 3 year old’s hand. I was reminded anew what fun water… and […]

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June 6, 2013

Have you heard of Hedbanz?  Ella got the game as a birthday gift.  It is actually a game I would highly recommend.  Basically, you have a card of a thing that is on your head that you cannot see and you have to ask questions, in a certain amount of time, to figure out what […]

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Trampoline Perseverance

May 22, 2013

It was last October that the kids received two giant boxes via FedEx.  It was an early Christmas gift from their Grandpa.  It was a trampoline.  I was eager to set it up, but my wiser and more practical husband thought we should wait until spring and so we did. Spring happened to wait to […]

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A Few of Our Favorite Games

April 5, 2013

These are a few of our favorite things games (are you envisioning Julie Andrews jumping on a bed??). Wedgits These are really neat building blocks that every child in our house loves.  Sawyer can build with them and Cade loves to create things from the book that came with the “blocks”.  These stretch spatial skills […]

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Blowing Out Eggs for Easter

March 28, 2013

We tried something new for decorating eggs this year, and can I just say that I am as pleased as punch (however pleased punch is, I don’t really know).  This idea was no stroke of creative genius on my part.  One of my beloved and fellow homeschooling friends sent me this link for blowing out […]

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Chidren’s Spiritual Gifts Inventory

March 25, 2013

I was on a forum at “” for homeschoolers and the topic came up that one of the most beneficial things about homeschooling is that you can tap into whatever your child is good and and run with it.  You can adapt almost any “school” subject to fit a theme that interests your child(ren).  This […]

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What’s New at the Anderson’s??

March 22, 2013

Well, after years of debating back and forth we “bit the bullet” and got a dog.  Kirk and I had tried the puppy thing many years ago when Cade was tiny.  It was an outdoor dog which proved to be tough, and in the end I found out I was pregnant with Ella, and the […]

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What are they looking at?

September 27, 2012

Almost every morning at our house, these days, we see some version of this: There will be 1-4 children on the couch looking out the front window.  Addie is almost always in the mix. So, what’s so fascinating?? Well, a turkey of course. And, more turkeys… and more.  I believe our usual count is between […]

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July 31, 2012

Chores are a must if you are going to keep things running smoothly at home.  Instead of thinking of chores as just a necessary evil you can also see them as an opportunity for your children to be a necessary contributor in your household.  They gain skills, discipline and a sense of accomplishment while making […]

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1000 Gifts

July 16, 2012

I have to say that things have gotten a little negative around here.  Honestly, it has been as much of a habit for me as it has been for the kids lately.  Today, as I was out for my walk/run/prayer time I was thinking back to a book that I read it quite a while […]

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