Nice quote

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can." Neil Gaimon

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Contemplative thoughts, fall beauty, deep breaths in the late afternoon

My gorgeous late afternoon view after I raked the front yard and then sat on the ground in the backyard thinking and breathing in the fresh fall air. Friday October 23, 2015

There is quiet beauty somewhere near you. If it's hard to find, close your eyes and imagine some. Look at art, listen to music. Breathe a little more deeply, a little more slowly, and you'll be better for yourself and for those around you.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

A couple of great movies starring Aamir Khan

3 Idiots and Like Stars on Earth are two movies I loved that starred Indian actor Aamir Khan. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did!

Rotten Tomatoes page for 3 Idiots: 

Rotten Tomatoes site for Like Stars on Earth:

IMDB page for 3 Idiots:

IMBD page for Like Stars on Earth: 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Homeschooling Family Fundraiser (Bowling in Brunswick on March 27th from 6-8, $10 including shoes and unlimited bowling)

Reposting to share the event - Laurie

Jenn Carsoni is a homeschooling mom. She helps run  Midcoast Maine Homeschooling Co-op in Bath. Approximately two weeks ago the house she was renting burnt down. The family lost everything! Thankfully everyone made it out okay.           

March 27th from 6-8pm we will be having a bowling fundraiser for the Casoni's at Yankee Bowling Lanes in Brunswick.  Its 10$ per bowler and shoes and unlimited bowling is included in that time.


Here is link to the facebook event for this fundraiser:

Please share! 


Link to Gofundme site if you are able to donate:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Real life connections

I saw a post on the Unschooling New Hampshire Facebook group that was a good example of a person making a meaningful connection. I loved how it came about in such a natural and fun way. That is how learning happens. In this case, there was curiosity, questions, discussion, play and connections were made. Pretty cool! 

With permission from Tom/Jody Courtney, here is the post. (from 1/16/2015)

Just have to share a little smile (actually a big one) from our day. Today our 12 yos wanted to look something up on the globe. We started looking at the continents, hemispheres, etc.Then he asked about the numbers. So we talked about longitude and latitude and coordinates. He seemed a bit bored -I tend to love explaining lol. Well, I was just watching him play his Minecraft, when he got excited about finding the exact center of his world on his map. Wow!! Coordinates!! What perfect timing!! He got to see the very thing we were discussing for himself!! Soooo cool!!!