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.

My Daughter’s Feathered Friend… The Furnace Man

Since our furnace up and died two months ago, we’ve had a steady stream of Furnace Men coming to our house. They’ve come to measure, estimate, install, check, adjust, and re-check. This is all very thrilling to my kids. They … Continue reading

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An Ordinary January Day

One of the few homeschool blogs I read fairly regularly challenged readers to blog about an ordinary day each month of the year, so we could read about real life homeschooling, unvarnished. I loved reading about this blogger’s day and … Continue reading

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Calories: How to Care without Counting

For better or for worse, your weight depends on the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you burn. That’s it. The math is surprisingly simple and surprisingly constant, regardless of your genes. (It is, however, largely … Continue reading

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Furnaces: 99.94% Effective

I’ll be 30 years old in April and as far as I can recall, I have had a working furnace every week of my life. Except this last one. So really, I have nothing to complain about. In fact, in … Continue reading

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