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Homeschool 7th Grade – What Worked, What Didn’t Work

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Another year of homeschool is over – we made it through! But what about next year?… Like last year, we’ve been looking at what worked and what didn’t work during our son’s 7th grade homeschool year. Most of our challenges were similar to the previous year’s – Ryan’s ADHD,

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Zoomy Handheld Microscope – Peak into another World

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We bought a really cool microscope recently for Ryan’s homeschooling called a Zoomy Handheld Microscope. It plugs into your computer’s USB port and comes with a viewing application so you view what you’re looking at on your computer monitor. You can also record pictures or movies

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When You Wish Upon A Star

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When you wish upon a star Makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires Will come to you… Make-A-Wish Foundation rounded out Jenna’s wish experience with her Star Raising Party in July. Ideally the party would have been within a

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Princess Jenna

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We just had to get new family pictures after Jenna was rid of her feeding tube in May. We were able to work with Gina at Little Lubby Dubby Photography again. She is an amazing lady who is not only super talented, she

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Homeschool 6th Grade – What Worked, What Didn’t Work

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Our homeschool year has ended and before we delve into 7th grade choices, looking at what worked and what didn’t work during our son’s 6th grade year seems necessary. Since this was our first year of homeschooling on our own and I didn’t really

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No More Feeding Tube!

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As Jenna’s liver doctor watched her chowing down on pistachios last week at our quarterly visit to get Jenna’s feeding tube changed, he said, “Let’s try it without the tube.” Wooooooo-Hoooooo! “I feel like jumping up and down,” my husband

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Make a Wish

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Jenna had her wish to meet a dolphin granted in April by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This amazing organization grants the wishes of children with life-threatening diseases, whether they wish to go somewhere, meet someone, be someone or have something. We were

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The 9 Months In–9 Months Out Theory

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When I was pregnant with my son and my body was expanding in every direction, I asked my midwife, “How long will it take for my body to get back to normal?” She said, “Most women take about 9 months to get

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Our 12 Favorite Charities

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On our journey traversing the medical world with our daughter, Jenna, we’ve been honored to be assisted by and involved with some amazing charitable organizations. In the spirit of the holidays (and Giving Tuesday), here are our favorites. All are wonderful

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The Summer of Learning to Live Again

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The summer of our Learning to Live Again project was kicked off with a trip to Long Beach, California, for my birthday. We haven’t flown anywhere in about 2 years, not since Jenna has had a feeding tube. We weren’t really

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