Author Archives: beanland

About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to two beautiful girls and one boy.

I Make a Good Deck Hand

Shortly after we came home with hundreds of pounds of apples a few weeks ago, I sent my children out to the garage to bring in an apple a piece for a snack. They took far too long and when … Continue reading

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One more for geograhy

I recently blogged about the systematic way we teach geography in our homeschool, but I also wanted to share one activity we did at the beginning of our studies that was very fun and helpful. I read the Grapefruit Lesson … Continue reading

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Apple Picking with Daniel

Daniel recently turned 2. He is a sweet, mellow, and loving little boy and it’s been fun to watch his personality unfold bit by bit. I enjoyed reviewing the pictures I snapped last night as we made our annual pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Teaching the Way I Wish I’d Been Taught: Geography

One of the things that attracts me to homeschooling is the opportunity it presents to learn things myself… beyond just patience and better organizational skills. :) My own education was extremely weak in geography. I remember my older brother studying … Continue reading

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Summer Harvest and Shots from Sunriver

Our garden is nearly non-existent this year. In fact, I planted three cherry tomato plants and called it good. But Salem has wild blackberries everywhere and we have a huge patch in our yard. We also make a point to … Continue reading

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Three simple ways to have healthier teeth with a healthy diet

A healthy diet loaded with whole plant foods will prevent or reverse diabetes and heart disease. It prevents obesity and dramatically reduces your risk of many different kinds of cancers. (More on how we eat and why.) However, it can … Continue reading

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Things We Do (these days)

In my last post, I wrote about things we did in May. But I think as I look back on this season of life, I’ll treasure fewer of the special things we did during a certain month and more of … Continue reading

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