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Electrolux/Kelly Ripa Summer Giveaway

When we were kids growing up Sunday evenings after church service meant ice cream time.  My parents would take us to an ice cream place close by our home, and they’d pick up treats.  Every couple of weeks we were allowed to choose anything we wanted, and that’s when I’d get a banana split.

Electrolux, Kelly Ripa and “the emperor of ice cream” Stephen Bruce (the owner of Serendipity 3, the landmark New York restaurant and dessert spot) are celebrating the launch of Electrolux’s new stand-alone refrigerator and freezer. 

Yesterday, Kelly and Stephen, teamed up to make those favorite treats of mine, banana splits, for a cause.   And you and I can dig in with them (using a virtual spoon of course) at

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On Demand Learning for Today’s iGeneration

One of the reasons we have chosen to homeschool year round is the continuity of learning it provides.  With more frequent shorter breaks throughout the year, we find Amber retains much more of the things she has learned. 

Of course continuity comes in all forms not just how many school days you have and the vacation interspersed among them.  It comes in the form of planning and curriculum too.  Assuming that you are able to keep as much as possible the same from year to year, there shouldn’t be a lot of hiccups within the student’s progress.  Once you know how your child learns, continuity is the key.

I’m noticing that more and more as Amber gets older.  She is definitely part of the ‘iGeneration’,

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