Brave Mama Bears

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle There’s a birth scene in Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy that I’ve loved ever since reading it years ago. Even though I was not a parent at the time, the conflicting emotions described in it made sense to me.   In the story, an expectant...
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Mommy Question: Fun & Learning this Summer?

Hi Ruth! I pray you’re enjoying your summer so far. So ques…what type of activities do you do with your kids (or they do on their own) at home during the summer that are still fun but full of learning possibilities? I want to do fun things with my kiddos but I...
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Daddy Rooster Day

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle I thought Father’s Day was yesterday. So I was relieved to learn it’s actually next Sunday, June 17. Even though it’s embarrassing that the one who informed me of the correct date was Daddy Rooster.   I was trying to be...
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Get Out of the House!

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Daddy Rooster attended a Boy Scouts of America breakfast this week. He was invited, not because of his own scouting record, but as a representative of Lowe’s Home Improvement, the company he works for. Lowe’s gave the Boy Scouts a lot of...
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First Twin Birthday

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Nine years ago, I spent my birthday in the hospital delivering twin baby girls. A scheduled C-section because Twin A wedged her butt into the birth canal and blocked the exit for herself and “Twin B.” Nobody was going anywhere with Twin A in...
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Cousin Camp 2012

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle The official invitation arrived two weeks ago. Daddy Rooster and I were sipping coffee on the back porch like we do every Saturday morning, when a new email dinged into the inbox, breaking our reverie.   We’d heard rumors about it for months. Been...
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One Lesson Leads to Another

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle My friends want to know exactly how I home school six kids, ages 7 to 13. So here’s one day in the life of my home schooling family. What we learned and how we learned it. And most importantly, why we learned it. We started Tuesday morning on the...
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