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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 3

Read part 1 here, and part 2 here. 11. Stay grounded in old truth. Thousands of years of profound thinking have generated a body of wisdom that cannot be snacked on. It must studied diligently to be absorbed. I highly … Continue reading

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Fighting Infobesity: 17 Ideas for Slimming Down, Part 2

Read part 1 in this series back here. Note: Not all of these next ideas had an immediately obvious dietary corollary and I opted not to push the analogy to the breaking point. 5. Ditch the games. I enjoy playing computer … Continue reading

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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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