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Technology Watch: 5 Cool Learning Apps for Kids!

iPads. Tablets. Macbooks. Laptops. Nabi, etc. Technology definitely plays an important role in our day to day activities, especially since we are a homeschooling family.  Though we limit screen time for our 8 year old twins and 4 year old son, we appreciate the ability to source tools for learning from the internet. To ensure […]

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Homeschooling: Myths Debunked!

We are a homeschooling family.  Homeschooling has been a controversial topic and one that sparks much curiosity since the 1970s. John Holt, both a theorist and supporter of educational reform, proposed the notion. While laws and policies regarding homeschooling have evolved and changed throughout the years; homeschool remains a popular choice for families of all backgrounds […]

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Fowl Play: Raising Children and Chickens!

We are what you would call, “animal people.” Rather, the kids and I are. My husband is guilty by association. Our friends and family sometimes refer to our place as the ‘Riojas Mini Farm.’ Our creature family currently consists of 3 rescued dogs, 5 rescued cats (2 inside, 3 barn cats), 2 Red Eared Sliders […]

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Great River Road {A Birth Story}

It was June of 2012. Hot. The weather in South Texas rarely changes. Windy, sunny, rains occasionally. One thing you can almost depend on is the weather here. I was a little over 5 months pregnant and working part-time. I thought my paranoia would ease as the months went on, but it didn’t. You see, […]

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