Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Aquarium

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On the Northwest side of Austin, there’s a small aquarium that hosts stingrays, small sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and tank after tank of interesting marine life. They even have a touch tank and most of the entire site is set up for the young (and young at heart). A few years or so ago, we […]

10 Children’s Books Worth Checking Out (and a give-away)

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It has been a while since I cleaned off my children’s book review shelf and I have a slew of good books to bring to your attention this time. Many of these were given to me by the publisher or author to look at because they felt we were a good fit as a homeschool, […]

31 Things for October…

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I say Hello, you say Goodbye! Yes, October is almost over… and I’m just getting around to letting you know I’m alive. But hey – here I am! Better late than never! My list-making obsession is a beast. I would make a list on my arm if I ran out of paper. So to quell […]

Galveston Christmas and Cold Season Adventures

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We set out for Galveston in mid-December after getting over a nasty cold – without Daddy, who had to work overtime. Moody Gardens had invited me to attend their Festival of Lights and come take a few fun guided educational tours and participate in all the Christmas attractions they had to offer. It was going […]

Field Trip Fun : Moody Gardens and Stewart Beach

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Each year before the Texas Homeschool Coalition’s conference in the Woodlands, TX (near Houston), they schedule a fun excursion field trip for families. This year the field trip was quite a ways away in Galveston, Texas at Moody Gardens®. Moody Gardens is a unique place with all sorts of educational promise: * over 5,500 animals […]

Tex-Mex-Czech and the American Way

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Family reunions bring a lot of people who look vaguely like each other together for a few hours… to eat, to play games, to drink coffee, lemonade and sweet “reunion” tea, to look at photos, to pose for pictures, and in our case this year – to feed a 20 day old bunny exotic game […]

Downtown Aquarium Field Trip – Houston

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We went to the Houston Downtown Aquarium last year as one of the add-on field trips during THSC’s Woodlands Homeschool Convention. I love a good field trip; especially if they make it educational. This one was fantastic, because there was something for everyone – the adults, the teens, and the toddlers. My three year old […]