Educational Thoughts

The Misguided Homeschool Statement: “I Could Never Do That”

I have been homeschooling for 3 years now and although I still consider myself new and always learning, I regularly get asked those questions. Questions like “How do you homeschool four different grades at once?”, “What made you choose to homeschool?”,  and so many others. I also hear things like: “Wow, you must never have any time for yourself!” However, there is one statement that I can never wrap my head around… That misguided homeschool statement: “I could never do that!” You see, when I decided to homeschool my children I broke the mold from everyone that I knew. In fact, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Sure, I had people who supported my decision, but I had no one who could really SUPPORT me when I had questions or felt that I needed guidance. I was terrified at what  I had gotten myself into; “What…

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Ethnic Splurges

Crispy Chicken Taquitos

I love Mexican food. I love simple food. Even more, I love anything that I can eat with some delicious guacamole. So, it is no surprise that one of my go-to dinners after a busy day are these Crispy Chicken Taquitos. They combine just a few ingredients and are fried to perfection. I like to serve them with some rice and beans at dinner and the left overs make the perfect lunch time meal the next day. The best thing about this recipe is it is completely “to taste”; meaning that you add as little or as much as you like of almost everything. I start off by boiling the chicken. I buy my chicken breasts on the bone because they are better in cost. So to prepare them I cut off the skin and boil the bone and breast meat in a little salt. I do this because I…

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Traveling the Country

Exploring Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is a beautiful mountain town in Northern Arizona. Something that many don’t think of when they think of Arizona- mountains. Not only is it home to one of the Universities in Arizona, but it is a stop when headed to the Grand Canyon. It is a a destination town and many people enjoy exploring Flagstaff, Arizona every year. However, there is much more to see and do when coming to Flagstaff. When we first considered Arizona as our next home, all I could think of were the hot deserts. I was extremely excited when we discovered the beautiful White Mountains, an area that we soon called home. However, after exploring our area far and wide, we decided that it was time to expand our adventures. We decided to begin exploring Flagstaff, Arizona. We always try to keep things exciting for our family and get out of the house at…

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