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Building a Better Student: Standard Candle

How do you measure the distance to a star that’s millions of light years away? Astronomers sometimes use a form of measurement that relies on the brightness (or luminosity) of particular types of stars. It’s known as a standard candle. Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky: Heavy Discussions Edition

Heroes, there are times in life when young people can cause SUCH deep discussions. Oy. Both this weekend and the last one saw me getting embroiled in drama. I’m not wildly fond of drama. So thankfully, it’s Monday and we […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Building a Better Student: Rich and Famous

For whatever reason we’re entertained by surveys, and when the subject matter is kids we’re entertained even more. (Kids and puppies always make for guaranteed interest, right?) We’re suckers for the age-old question, “What do you want to be when […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky: Afraid of the Email Edition

Hello, Heroes! I woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t posted the linky yet! So sorry. The truth is I spent the weekend hiding from my email. Spammers have found me, and (shudder) it takes ages to wade through […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Homemade Yogurt Topping is Yummy, Less Expensive

Given that food prices seem to keep rising and rising, and my boys keep wanting to eat more and more (sheesh!) I’ve been looking for ways to save money around here. One treat that most of us just LOVE is […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky, Post Thanksgiving Edition

Hello, Heroes. Happy Monday after Thanksgiving. I hope you had a lovely weekend. We did a little shopping, some resting, and a lot of work. I got a massive amount of work done on a couple of web sites. Phew. […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Building a Better Student: Pace Car

Over the summer I took a road trip, an experience that is as much a part of my DNA as my brown hair. A good portion of my youth was spent in the back seat of a Ford Galaxy 500 […] Be the first to comment... Related Posts: 5 Things To...Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky: Cheering Up Edition

Good Monday, Heroes! Today we are more cheerful than we were last week. You see, we had to decide it was time to find a new home for our beloved Marlee (one of our Jack Russell Terriers). She really needs […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Building a Better Student: Spell Check

One of my co-workers at the radio station said something interesting to me this week. He said, “Spell check made me into a good speller.” At first I thought he was kidding, but no. He told me that he was […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

4 Suggestions for Helping Kids Deal With Grief

So, we had a very sad week here at Earnest Parenting. We decided that Marlee, one of our beloved dogs, needed to find a new home. To explain: we got Keely when she was a puppy in 2009. In 2012, […] Be the first to comment... RelatedShow More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky: Time off for Good Behavior Edition

Hello, Heroes! Here we are at Monday again. I have to tell you that I did something potentially naughty this weekend. I didn’t turn on the computer. For 2 days! I got lots of other things done, including resting quietly […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Age of Opportunity Explains the Science of Adolescence

I’ve just finished reading the book Age of Opportunity – Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence by Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D. At 217 pages, it’s not an overly long book but it is absolutely packed with information. I did spend […] 1 Comment - Read what others are saying about this post... Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky, Sore and Tired Edition

Hello, Heroes! Are you glad it’s Monday, the beginning of a new work week? Truth be told, I am pretty glad. After this weekend….whew! I count at least 9 hours spent outside working very hard to get yardwork done before […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Building a Better Student: Circles From the Air

The flight from Austin to Denver was routine. We pulled away from the gate right on time, the guy next to me had already drifted off to sleep with his earbuds snugly tucked, and I settled in with a million-page […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Thoughts on the Whole Homeschool vs Public School Debate

Longtime readers are certainly aware that I spent many years homeschooling all 4 boys, and then about 4 years ago the older ones began attending public school. To be precise, TechnoBoy went to 8th grade and then The Mercenary joined […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Building a Better Student: The Ladder Gets Longer

Our company recently hosted a team building session for about thirty employees, where we focused on creating a stronger internal bond. If you’re going into battle – even corporate battle – it helps to know the people around you on […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Softblock Kids Collection Looks Fun, Versatile

So, I saw this new collection of kids furniture recently called Softblock Kids. It’s a contemporary design, which suits my boys in particular. They seem to like that look. There are three pieces: a sofa, an easy chair, and an […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky, Extra Sleep Edition

So here in the US we had the big time change this weekend. An extra hour of sleep! I didn’t get much of it…couldn’t sleep. Isn’t that terrible? Oh well. It’s the thought that counts. Since we’re all awake, let’s […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky: At a Conference Edition

Good Monday, Heroes! I didn’t get this post up last night because I was so busy getting ready for a business conference that I just didn’t get to it. So sorry. But here we are now! I am working, working […] Be the first to comment......Show More Summary

Monday Giveaway Linky, Back From Retreat Edition

Good Monday, Heroes! I got to spend the weekend with my quilting buddies and my sewing machine. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Pursuing a hobby or interest is a good way to keep yourself fresh as a parent. I hope you have something you […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary

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