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Family Review of Monster Mini Golf in Danbury

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Monster Mini Golf in Danbury, CT has made mini golf more weather friendly and more interesting. It provides that over-the-top Halloween atmosphere all year round. It is an indoor mini golf course, arcade, and birthday party place with black lights. When you first walk into the warehouse-looking building you see two rows of arcade games. […] [Read More]
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A Little Summer School

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Homeschooling is becoming a more tenable choice for many families. [Read More]
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On Becoming a Homeschooler

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How does a perfectly normal mom become a homeschooler of a middle schooler? It seems to be an amazing step. I had no intention of becoming a homeschooling mother when my first daughter was born, yet I find myself on that journey now. I could not have considered taking this step except that I work-from-home. […] [Read More]
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Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus Family Review

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The Greatest Show on Earth, Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is at the XL Center in Hartford through the weekend.  I took two of my kids to the Friday morning performance. I’ve seen a few shows at the XL Center now and Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus used the space in […] [Read More]
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What to do when public school isn’t a good fit?

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Options to consider for schooling. [Read More]
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Changing like the seasons

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I can tell it’s almost spring. The sun is still up when my husband comes home from work. The days are getting warmer. Sign ups for community supported agriculture, or CSA, (where you can get part of a farm harvest every week by purchasing a share in a local farm) are underway. Maple syrup is […] [Read More]
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Why do School outside of School?

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For all parents who, like me, feel a good education is the key to long-term life success, we seek out academically oriented extracurricular activities. Whether the children are in public school, homeschooled, or in private school, I am constantly on the look out for other classes, workshops, or activities. Why would I bother to have […] [Read More]
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Shrek the Musical at the Palace Theater in Waterbury–A Parent’s Review

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Shrek the Musical takes the parts we love about Shrek the movie and then sculpts the story to make it work really well on stage and with a lot of dancing. I was a little concerned that I might be watching the movie over again, but enough was changed to keep it fresh. For instance, […] [Read More]
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