Author Archives: beanland

About beanland

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

Fighting Infobesity – 17 Ideas for Slimming Down, Part 1

When I graduated from college nine years ago, I didn’t even have a cell phone.   iPads were just a twinkle in Steve Jobs’ eye, having a hotmail email address was acceptable, and we still used the term “answering machine.” The glut of … Continue reading

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A Family Update

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged, which is a sure sign that life has been really great lately, or really hard lately, or both at the same time. It’s been a bit of both, honestly, but I’m typing this with … Continue reading

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10 Homeschooling Mistakes I’ve Made

This is our fourth year homeschooling and I can really look back and say that I blew it in several areas as I was starting out.  Our homeschool is so much better now . What is a better homeschool? In … Continue reading

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Since Josie Was Born – Month 2

True stories of Josie’s 2nd month of life, not in order of significance… Halloween pictures get better with age We had a wild Halloween in a torrential downpour. Trick-or-treating still happened and was memorable and fun.  Baby Jo and I mainly … Continue reading

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Josie’s Birth Videos

I almost can’t believe I’m sharing these… My dad did an incredible job, as always, of capturing the emotion and the “story” of our life. This first video is a fairly embarrassing docudrama of our trail of false alarms leading … Continue reading

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Since Josie Was Born (Month 1)

The following is a list of things we did (some rather foolish), moments we treasured and things we survived in the first month of Josie’s life: Day 1 – We introduced Mackenzie, Caitlyn and Daniel to Josie at the hospital. … Continue reading

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Josie’s Birth Story – Every Labor is Different

Read Before Labor Began back here. Tuesday, October 6th – Josie’s Birthday In the wee hours of Tuesday morning I was lying in bed with major contractions ~15 minutes apart while everyone else slumbered peacefully. I had a 7 am … Continue reading

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