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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.

Speedy Photo Catchup (Part 3)

Right on the heels of our Disney Boat adventure, some of my family members came to visit us in Oregon and then we headed to the SmugMug annual retreat in Sunriver, Oregon. Again it was a great chance for kids … Continue reading

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The Speedy Photo Catch-up (Part 1…)

I just recently completed the process of totally clearing my camera card, phone, and hard drive of random photos that have been building up over the last year (or two). Everything is organized and backed up on SmugMug and on … Continue reading

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What Memory Work Looks like in Our Homeschool

I mentioned previously some memory work we do for geography. I’ve also blogged about the scripture/poem/quote memory box we use every morning at breakfast. In total, we spend ~15 minutes on the memory box each school day and ~30 minutes … Continue reading

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Making Memory Work Fun (with printables)

In my experience, kids love memorizing things. It’s fallen out of fashion in most schools, but learning rhymes, songs, lists, odd facts, etc. naturally appeals to all of my kids (so far). In addition, they have a far easier time … Continue reading

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Homeschool Curriculum Update – What we have loved and what we haven’t

I’ve blogged in the past lots of our plans for homeschooling, and I thought it might be helpful to give an update on how things have shaken out with various resources we use now that we’re 2 1/2 years into … Continue reading

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From Sick to Overseas… it was a big week

At 14 weeks pregnant, I was still feeling very sick. April 8th was looming on my calendar and I felt totally unprepared for it. That was the day we’d marked nearly 6 months before as the day we’d be embarking … Continue reading

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Big News About a Little One

The blog has gone silent. Homeschool has been pared down to just the essentials. (A good thing to do, periodically, right?) I went a whole week eating mainly smoked apple & sage vegan sausage with mustard. It made sense at … Continue reading

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