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About beanland

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

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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Things We Did (in May)

Marathon in a Month Mackenzie completed another Marathon in a Month (which she has done twice before). New friends in Oregon added to the fun and even brought silly string to make the Final Mile more of a party. (Note: … Continue reading

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Lily, Our First, But Not Our Last, Pet Snail

Free, low-maintenance, a great listener, patient, always willing to be held, low mess… could it be? Yes, we had the perfect pet. Meet Lily. Growing up, my mom paid me a nickel a piece to kill snails in our yard. … Continue reading

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Creating a Fabulous Homeschooling Schedule for Multiple Ages

As we neared the end of our second year homeschooling with a 6 1/2 year old, a 3 1/2 year old, and a 1 1/2 year old, I had some scheduling and routine challenges: First and foremost, my two younger … Continue reading

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Family Traditions: Special Pillowcases

We are big on family traditions and systems around here. I love the sense of unity they give our family and the anticipation of upcoming traditions adds extra excitement to what could be ordinary days. Here’s one simple one we … Continue reading

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