Fresh Muffins from the Freezer

MuffinThis past Sunday I had a bunch of family coming over for lunch. I have a job in my church that takes up a bunch of my time Sunday morning so I didn’t have time to make breakfast.  The other day, in order to inspire my kids to do some cleaning, I made one of their favorite muffins – Alton Brown’s Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins.  While I was making them I decided to make a double batch and freeze them.  I usually don’t use paper muffin liners but for freezing them, they are required.  Here is how you do it:

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Book Review – Reallionaire by Farrah Gray

ReallionaireThe majority of my students are home schooled so when I can find a book about a successful homeschooler, I grab it!  Farrah Gray’s autobiography, “Reallionaire”, tells his story about growing up in the housing projects of Chicago with his single mother and how his life turned around…

Farrah shares how important his mother was to his success.  She was his first example and helped him find his first mentor. 

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Book Review – The Toothpaste Millionaire

I have taught personal finance classes to kids for several years. One of my favorite books is “The Toothpaste Millionaire” by Jean Merrill. It covers so much information and makes it so understoothpastemillionairetandable for kids! It is the story of two kids in 6th grade. One of them gets this idea to make toothpaste because it is too expensive. He takes his idea and runs with it.

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An Experiment in Freedom for the Traditional Classroom

classroomFor the past nine months I have been teaching part time at a local private school. It is VERY part time (just a few hours a day) so I am still able to homeschool my own kids.

I was offered the job because of my experience with Leadership Education. The administrators wanted me to bring some of it to their 7th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. It really has been an ideal position. They gave me the standards they wanted me to cover and gave me total freedom in how I met them. But I’ve recently been having some challenges in the classroom.

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My Educational Journey: A Classic Suburban Tale

Classic SuburbanIn an effort to improve my writing and to help my students improve theirs, I recently signed up for a writing class. My first assignment for this class is to write a paper describing my educational journey as a vehicle. While I can definitely see how my education has gotten me where I am today, part of the assignment was to tell what KIND of vehicle it is. That is a little harder. Cars are my husband’s area of expertise, not mine. It took a little bit of thinking on my part but I finally decided on a classic Chevy suburban.

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