Category: Homeschooling

Pride and Achievement

• November 12, 2014 • Comments (0)






Pride and Achievement   By Renee Bodkin   When my boys were little babies and toddlers, I used to marvel at their successes.  It seemed that each day was something new and I was just so proud of the little (and big) accomplishments of my sweet boys as they grew.  I wondered – almost sadly […]






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Allergies, Appointments, and a Busy Day!

• November 5, 2014 • Comments (0)






Allergies, Appointments, and a Busy Day! By Renee Bodkin   Coughing until I can barely breathe, sneezing fits where I wonder if it will ever stop, itchy nose and eyes, and just feeling like crud.  Seemingly every spring and fall I go through this on and off and blame it on allergies.  But… I’ve never […]






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Productive Household – Day 138

• May 23, 2014 • Comments (0)






Productive Household – Day 138 By Renee Bodkin I got home today and I couldn’t help but to be overwhelmed with gratitude at the sight of a happy, productive household.  Not that it isn’t normally (sometimes it is, sometimes not so much… depends on the day)… I just had that overwhelming sense of gratitude.  I […]






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CAT Testing – Day 136

• May 21, 2014 • Comments (0)






CAT Testing – Day 136 By Renee Bodkin   I have to laugh as I typed out “CAT Testing Day 136” and thought, “Yes, it feels like it’s taking 136 days to complete this test!” And as much as I’d love to complain about this CAT (California Achievement Test) testing.  I opt to take a […]






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Teaching Independence – Day 131

• May 16, 2014 • Comments (0)






 Teaching Independence – Day 131 By Renee Bodkin Today Ben left for his first campout with Troop 630 as a Boy Scout.  He’s been preparing for this, we’ve been preparing for this.  He’s been a Cub Scout for 5 years.  He’s camped before – both with Cub Scouts and family.  Though today is different.                Today […]






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Honor Guard – Day 129

• May 14, 2014 • Comments (0)






Honor Guard – Day 129 By Renee  Bodkin   Early this morning the Bodkin Boys got up and dressed in full uniform so they could go and volunteer their services representing the GNFC (Greater Niagara Frontier Council) Honor Guard.  They had so much fun participating in a flag ceremony for a breakfast for business people […]






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Programming, What’s That? – Day 123

• May 8, 2014 • Comments (0)






Programming, What’s That?  – Day 123 By Renee Bodkin Grateful for the never-ending opportunities I can give my boys.  Boy Scouts of America just this year introduced one of their newest merit badges, Programming.  Looking at the over 100 merit badges, there are more and more STEM and Tech-focused merit badges. Opportunities for boys as […]






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