The Other Amy, Ebooks, and Tea

Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was. “Is there any tea on this spaceship?” he asked. I absolutely love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. This mug has become my go-to mug when my people are being weird and I feel like I am living on a spaceship. Something interesting that you should know My name is pretty rare, mostly because of the spelling of our last name, which is most commonly spelled Stultz or Stoltz. I feel a kinship with anyone who spells it Stults, because we are rare. So…

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My Top 8 Favorite Places for Homeschool Books

As I was writing my How to Raise a Boy Who Love to Read post, I lingered on hitting publish and then lingered more after hitting publish, because I sat here staring at the very old photos of my two beautifully organized bookcases. One upon a time they used to look like that. Seeing those photos really motivated me to pull everything off the shelves and get organized again.  So I did. I pulled every single book from all 50 cubes and made piles all over the house. (By the way, my husband built both of these IKEA-inspired shelves for…

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With Healthy Green Food

Less than one month until St. Patrick’s Day, when sweet little Irish leprechauns will sneak into your house, make a mess and leave you chocolate. St. Patrick’s Day is kinda a big deal in my house. Not because we are Catholic, but because I am Irish. A set of my 3rd great grandparents on my mom’s side both came to American from Ireland when they were children in the mid-1800’s. As adults, they met in New York, were married, and had 5 children. I have one stained and creased photo of my Irish grandmother and unfortunately she is my stubborn brick…

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From Ice Storms to Palm Trees to Snow

“Harry wished he had about eight more eyes. He turned his head in every direction as they walked up the street, trying to look at everything at once: the shops, the things outside them, the people doing their shopping.”  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)  We took a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando this week and that quote from Harry Potter sums up exactly how I felt walking around. Oh, the joy on my son’s face as the Hogwarts Express came down the tracks, the shock and awe as we walked through the secret jagged wall that…

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The Hobbit Diet Wall Hangings

I love these wall hangings so much. They are the perfect compliment to my nerdy kitchen. Every time I look at them, I hear my favorite Hobbit music in my head and it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. For a reason that is probably hard to explain, this music is kind of like our family tune. It is beautiful and peaceful, and just simply reminds me of home.  Take a listen. I started out with these two herb and spice hangings that have been in my kitchen since we built this house. Everything else in my kitchen, from the paint to the…

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Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry

We recently took a 4 day trip to Chicago (see my post that should have been titled The Things a Mom Will Do for Her Child.) We met Doctor Who’s Matt Smith… I flew on a plane for the first time… We rode on a pirate ship… We met some fabulous Doctor Who fans at the comic con… And we explored this fabulous science museum in the heart of Chicago…Warning: this post is very photo heavy. I can’t help it, there is so much to show you from this amazing museum! The moon landing. This is the giant periodic table…

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