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The Read Aloud Stack as Advanced Weaponry

[L]et an hour’s reading aloud be a part of the winter evening at home — on one or two evenings a week, at any rate — and everybody will look forward to it as a hungry boy looks for his dinner.— Charlotte Mason, Formation of Character I hates it,” says your child, sounding remarkably like Gollum. Or […]

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2019 Curriculum Choices

It’s that time of year again where curriculum choices are narrowed down, items are bought, and slowly the packages start making their way to our front door. I’m a little late on getting things in so no fancy photos here of all our goodies, maybe I’ll u…

DARPA’s Next Project: Design A Space Development Agency

Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin directed Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, to lead a study team and come up with recommendations for the “implementation of the Space Development Agency.”

Thoughtworthy (Medicine Cabinet, New Podcast Episode, Events Calendar, and MORE!)

This post contains affiliate links. :: 1 :: It’s cold season, which means I’m stocking my medicine cabinet with supplies. One thing we use regularly, and which I can highly recommend, is Boiron’s Coldcalm. Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, as you know. But more than that, I’ve found that Coldcalm either really works … or does nothing. […]

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Thoughtworthy (Medicine Cabinet, New Podcast Episode, Events Calendar, and MORE!)

This post contains affiliate links. :: 1 :: It’s cold season, which means I’m stocking my medicine cabinet with supplies. One thing we use regularly, and which I can highly recommend, is Boiron’s Coldcalm. Disclaimer: I’m not a medical professional, as you know. But more than that, I’ve found that Coldcalm either really works … or does nothing. […]

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EP 23: Learning How to Live (transcript)

Most AfterCast episodes are read blog posts, but in this case, I used a conglomeration of bits of different posts, so today I’ve provided a transcript of the episode. Enjoy!    Listen to this post as a podcast episode: Are you subscribed in your favorite podcast player? If not, click subscribe now! ♥    Back […]

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NASA’s Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia.

What Is Parallax?

Parallax is a method of measuring the distance to nearby objects in space. It is also a method used to display 3D images.

Virgin Galactic to Attempt Flight to Space This Week

Virgin Galactic plans to perform the next test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane as soon as Dec. 13, a flight that could be the first by the vehicle to reach at least one definition of space.

Gearing Up For 2019

We wrapped up our 2018 School year in November, we’ll still be working on math on and off between now and forever, because.. math.In the mean time we’re slowly working on getting things ready for the 2019 school year. Our planners arrived this week, wh…

Prevent Christmas Embarrassment with These Five Manners

Many years ago, I found myself embarrassed by my children when, upon opening a generous Christmas gift, they innocently declared to their great grandparents, “We already have this!” Kids say the darndest things and all that, but seriously? Not even a thank you? Sigh. The next Christmas wasn’t much better. That time around, it was […]

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Chinese Christmas Music for Kids on YouTube!

Chinese Christmas YouTube Videos with traditional Christmas carols in easy-to-understand Mandarin Chinese. These videos are great for children and adults learning Chinese!
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Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman Donates Artifacts for EAA Exhibit

Fifty years to the month after some of the items launched with him on the first mission to fly humans to the moon, Frank Borman’s personal space memorabilia collection has gone on public display at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.