Melissa R Wolfe

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Reflections on 4 Years of Co-op Leadership

As we have been transitioning out of our homeschool co-op, I have taken the time to think about and ponder what it has meant to myself and my children. I have also given a lot of thought to how it felt to serve and lead the group. I have pondered how I can improve in

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It is official. I recently resigned from our homeschool co-op board and let them know that we won’t be returning in the fall. It was with a lot of agonizing thought that we reached this decision as a family, but I am at peace. My children and I have had many positive educational experiences and

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As the days lengthen and the heat rolls into town, our family takes stock of our current schedule and begins to make adjustments. I hope that your family does too. Even though not everything in life needs to be adjusted, we are about half way through the year and it is a good time to

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When is a Weed Exactly What You Need?

For the last several years, I have learned a lot about herbs and herbal medicine. I am not an expert, but I’ve learned enough to use some of the medicinal herbs with a little bit of adeptness. One of my favorite herbs is comfrey. I have used it successfully on burns. A friend of mine

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Mother's Retreat

This past weekend was our annual mother’s retreat. This year we had 9 ladies up for the weekend, and we stayed in a small cabin in Karney Lakes, Idaho. The view from the cabin was fabulous, but the weather was a bit chilly and we did have some rain. However, we were good company for

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Are you Loving Your Man Every Day? Come join this new class on Tuesday, May 2nd to learn more about loving your man better. I have some exciting things to share with all the ladies about how to improve romantic relationships. Some things you will learn at this free class: A man’s greatest need in

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Kitchen Chemistry at Co-op

One of my favorite places to explore chemistry is in the kitchen! This term, our homeschool co-op has a class that is about kitchen chemistry and the science of it all. Kitchen Chemistry is So Good We learned about insulation by making Baked Alaska. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. We started with large

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Human Body Adventures

One day when my daughter was five years old, I asked her what she wanted to learn about. I was surprised to hear her response: the human body. I didn’t know then that this would develop into an ongoing passion for this daughter. We found some fun resources and got started learning the basics. At

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Zoo Day

Sometimes what you really need is a day off at the zoo. My youngest daughter is a huge fan of pandas. We have yet to see a giant panda in real life. However, we do have red pandas in our local zoo. Last year, two new red pandas were born at the Boise Zoo. We

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When I was a young girl, Anne Shirley and Diana Barry created quite a conundrum for me. I longed for the kind of friendship I saw play out in the pages of L. M. Montgomery’s classic stories. The loyalty and long friendship that Diana and Anne displayed was something my girlish heart yearned for. Full