Monthly Archives: July 2012

Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 6 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

The famous Gouda cheese market was washed out and as a result the whole day was washed out for me. I was bitterly disappointed that an hour’s drive and expensive parking had resulted in 15 minutes looking at dishevelled horses, heavy tarpaulins … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Class Struggle:
Imagine two individuals waiting outside an office for a  job interview. They are both smart, hard workers with an excellent education. The difference: one is a university graduate, the other has never been to…

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Originally posted on Just The Nine Of Us:
Yes,  my mind is still on this topic. 😉 I am well aware that I have a list to get through, but this blog does centre on our life as a homeschooling family, so…

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 5 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

If only we spoke Dutch, yesterday would have been a learning experience for all of us ‘par excellence’. Unfortunately, I guess they don’t get enough foreign visitors, for some strange reason, to justify the cost/effort of having museum signs, kids’ … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 4 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

At Hubbie’s request, we’ve spent the last couple of days chilling. I was itching to visit the Science Museum, called ‘NEMO’, in Amsterdam today but I recognized his need to stay grounded and we had lovely family time instead. As … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 3 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

At last! We escaped the holiday village and headed for Amsterdam today which is a much more convoluted trip that we thought it would be when we booked to stay here. I had wanted to do something yesterday but it … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 2 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

It’s getting better. We’re getting used to the rain. We bought hideous bright blue plastic garbage-bag-like ponchos to get around the holiday village in which we’re staying. It’s a bit like a toned down Disneyland-in-nature; lots and lots of identical … Continue reading

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Do your kids only have to be good at what they are good at? Or do they feel lacking? Is this OK?

I read an interesting post this evening. It was the first time in ages I’ve had time to read anyone else’s blog unfortunately. I like to read other blogs as much as possible, especially homeschooling blogs, as often as possible. … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in the Netherlands, Part 1 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

We had the journey from hell from Paris to Amsterdam by train. The car rental people local to where we’re staying were so incredibly rude and ignorant that they ended up cancelling our reservation – because they would not believe … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Adventures in Paris, Part 5 – Month 5 of Learning at Home

She came! She came! The I’ll-save-you-from-Disneyland Guardian Angel visited us during the night and sprinkled her anti-corporate-fake-sterilized magic stardust on our son and when he woke up this morning, he plopped into bed next to me and announced, “I’ve made … Continue reading

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