Tag Archives: Mouse

What We’re Learning: Form 2A and 2B Part 2

  Mouse is 10 this year and primarily doing 6th and 7th grade level work. She loves  anatomy, drawing,  and anything crafty or artistic. She still wants to be a orthopedic doctor and has gotten some first hand experience this year … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Mouse Cooks Honey Mustard Chicken

  This January when I sat down to do some planning for the next semester I decided that I needed to just schedule some things that I kept aspiring to but never accomplishing! One of these was to have the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Mouse Makes Meatloaf

  One of the things I’ve been working on this fall and winter is having the big kids prepare a complete meal every week or so. They can both read and have been helpers in the kitchen long enough that … Continue reading

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Encouraging An Interest You Don’t Share (and that makes a mess!)

Mouse is creative in the artistic sense. She loves to make things to pretty up the house. She cares about clothes and what looks “cute”. She wants lotions and soaps that smell nice. She also loves bones,the workings of the … Continue reading

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A Mouse That Chews

For years I have been trying to get Mouse to keep things that aren’t food or drink out of her mouth. Not just her fingers, but pens and pencils, buttons on her dresses, any other part of her clothing she … Continue reading

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Mouse’s Marvelous Medical Misadventures! (Part 1)

I said Part 1 because I am quite certain that yesterday was not the last time she will end up in the ER! On the way home from church yesterday we stopped to chat with a neighbor. They were just … Continue reading

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Shopping With The Mouse

Some people in my family have a shopping gene. They love to shop and some of them actually love to buy stuff. I didn’t get it. I shop with a list, I go to two or three stores where I … Continue reading

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Tutorials: DIY Lab Tray For Dissections

One of the things I know Mouse is going to need for her Life of Plants study is a lab tray for holding specimens while she dissects them. I bought a dissection kit for her at last year’s HEAV convention … Continue reading

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Unit Studies: The Life of Plants

Mouse started her new Science Unit today. I’ve been working on compiling it for a while (and I have some more to do) but I had enough done that I could let her start! I’m mostly trying to introduce her … Continue reading

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A Quick And Easy Dress For Mouse (Tutorial)

Mouse keeps growing and growing and I’m left scrambling to keep her in dresses ( it doesn’t help that she is a “full steam ahead” kind of a kid and it hard on clothes)! The other week I went fabric … Continue reading

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