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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.

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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