Typical Images from 45 Inches & 68 Inches

April 14th – After our Game of Thrones winter we ventured out on a sunny albeit not very green day. Thorin surprised me by suggesting, mid-walk, we take photos of the same things. The only exception was we couldn’t agree on what shadow to take a picture of. We finally agreed on each of us photographing a shadow.

Thorin used his Playskool camera and I used my Samsung Galaxy SIII phone.

For other posts on Thorin’s photography:  POV, Shutter Bug,Warholian Selfies, T’s Photos of Sally’s Garden  Picture This and Portrait of an Artist as a Young Boy.

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Confessions of a New Home Schooling Mom –

“Day-by-day life with my son and I is less butting heads and becoming more like the best, zaniest road trip buddy film ever sprinkled with days where I wonder if I am suffering from Stockholm syndrome.” Interested in reading more of this post? Please follow this link to a funny and philosophical read at Huffington Post Parents.

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User Reviews Offer Precious Information –

SIGHT WORDS WITH FUN IMAGINES, GRADES 1 – 3, BOXED SET

These cards are advertised for grades 1 – 3 but that seems IMPOSSIBLE! Balthazar is 2 years old and can read all of them. Boring work makes for a bored boy. UGH.

NO STARS!!!!

By BrainyBaltysMommie

These must be for children who have parents who do not care about their intellectual development. The only way I could make this interesting for my 3 year-old triplets was by having Consuela think the words in her head and have them guess. 

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Based solely on extrasensory development

By TiredMom2threegeniuses

On a whim I bought this boxed set. They could not keep my 1 year old engaged. She ended up eating two of the cards. About all I can say is they are easily digestible:)

By homeschoolingmomto1yearold

My 2 year-old really got the hang of these—FAST! She ended up creating her own cards during calligraphy class. INSPIRING TOOL!

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Motivating tool for advanced learner and calligrapher

By RaisingBelindaRight

GREAT FLASH CARDS FOR A TYPICAL CHILD I AM SURE. Fortunately that’s not us!

By KeepingUpwithExceptionalBoy

Not an easily recyclable product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We made our own in papyrus making class finished them in calligraphy class. Hello RaisingBelindaRight!

By LonelyMomSavesPlanet

My mother-in-law (insert-unsmilely-face) bought these even after I had my husband tell her that Plum is an advanced first grader. How insulting–again!

By Myhusbandneedstogrowapair

I am seven months pregnant and can already tell Glory will not have the need for such rudimentary activities. She kicks savagely while I read the words aloud messaging what I can only assume is her impatience.

By SoontoBeTigerMom

Not surprisingly, I am a fan of The New Yorker’s ‘Shouts & Murmurs’ section. -kwp