Monday, August 23, 2010

our SECOND first day of school!

YAY! fun day. Today was our second first day of school, in that it was the CVA official first day of school. The plan was, we were going to ease into a full day, hopefully doing all subjects by today, but NONE of our orders have arrived yet. So.. we are plugging on with what we do have! here's some pics

a conference that looks neat.

Hey Peeps!

I just got a private invitation to some fantastic Homeschool
Interviews...that are free for you to listen. This is
the perfect way to start the school year!

Let me tell you about it...

Kerry Beck is offering 2 weeks of homeschool interviews - to get
your homeschool year off to the right start! She has interviews
about homeschooling teens, homeschooling boys, teaching art,
teaching history, relaxing as a mom, teaching writing, getting
ready for college, what to do with preschoolers, teaching literature,
balancing home, homeschooling & hubby. You name it, there is
an interview for you.

Why is she doing this?

Kerry knows what it is like to be in the trenches as a homeschool
mom. Sometimes you need a little encouragement or a few fun
tricks from experienced homeschoolers. Real homeschool parents who
have real experience balancing school, family, cooking, cleaning,

So, Kerry is hosting interviews of 15 experienced homeschoolers
that have practical advice for you to get started on the
right foot this year.

It's called Homeschool Super Heroes Week!

Actually, it's the next 2 weeks of August and you can listen to the interviews each day for Free.

All you have to do is register for Homeschool Super Heroes Week
and you will have access each day to practical tips & tricks for you
to start your year right.

No traveling to your state convention.
No hotel expenses.
No registration fees.

Here's where you can register:

You can see a complete listing of all our Homeschool Super Heroes and
the topics we will cover here:

Talk soon during Homeschool Super Hero Week

Rebecca Kvenvolden

ps. If you are part of a local homeschool group or co-op, feel free
to forward this email to them so they can listen to the interviews
for free, also.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Thank you all for your guesses!! i guess i should have given you some hints... Because no one got even the POUNDS right! But Teresa was the closest, at 9 lbs 2 oz.

My actual birthweight was 8 lbs 11 1/2 oz! I was a BIG baby. Dh was 7 lbs 13 oz if i recall, and my children were the following, in order,

7 3 boy
9 0 boy
8 4 girl
9 1 girl
10 8 boy (Leif tried to kill me!)
7 0 twin boy
7 13 twin boy!

So there ya have it! Teresa i'll have the TOS lady email you with the MP3s!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


The Old Schoolhouse magazine was generous enough to give a lucky blog reader of mine a set of MP3s from the Schoolhouse expo that just happened last May. It was AWESOME! The speakers included Susan Wise Bauer, Carol Barnier, Todd Wilson, and much more. My favorite sessions were the ones above but especially the one by Sue Patrick about her Workboxes which we are LOVING to use this year!!

So anyway, i have a set of these to give away, and what's cool for you all is that i do NOT have a large readership so you have a GREAT chance of winning! plus i'm ending the contest at noon pacific time tomorrow, Thursday, August 5th so enter quick!

So... for the contest, you need to guess how big I was when I was born, in pounds and ounces! Not really sure WHY, that just came to mind, so GO!!!