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New Experience #40: Tried Filipino Cuisine

**It is purely coincidence that I am writing this post after a typhoon just devastated the Philippines.  Please join me in wishing the best for the survivors of this terrible disaster. Doctors Without Borders is already on the ground there … Continue reading

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New Experience #32: Walked on Eggshells

This was a super short, super easy new experience that the kids loved.  We walked across 5 dozen uncooked eggs! I found the idea on Pinterest, and it led me to Housing a Forest, a fabulous blog with lots of … Continue reading

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New Experience #28: Harvested Tomatoes on an Organic Farm

Serving my children healthy food is important to me, so I buy fresh fruits and vegetables weekly.  I generally shop at the supermarket because I am too lazy to visit multiple stores in one week or attempt to grow my … Continue reading

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New Experience #23: Spent a Weekend on a Farm

We stayed at a farm this weekend, and technically we might have completed all 52 of our New Experiences for the year.  Don’t worry- the blog will continue.  I’m counting the whole weekend as one giant new learning experience.  As … Continue reading

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New Experience #19: Tie-Dyed T-Shirts

I love doing our New Experience project.  I love spending quality time with my children.  I love blogging about our experiences.  However, nothing is all hearts and flowers in life. Some of you seem to be under the impression that … Continue reading

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New Experience #14: Hunted for Tigers in Princeton

No, of course, we didn’t hunt for real tigers.  What kind of people do you think we are?  We went on safari at Princeton University, where we searched for the university mascot, the tiger. The campus is one of my … Continue reading

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New Experience #13: The Simplest Circuit

Did you know it’s possible to light a small lightbulb with just one battery and one wire? When I taught fourth grade, I introduced our unit on electricity by having my students figure out how to do just that.  It … Continue reading

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New Experience #3: A Taste of Vietnamese Culture

We spent the weekend visiting my sister and her family in Northern Virginia.  Usually when we visit her, we venture into Washington, D.C. to see the sights.  However, this weekend the city was preparing for the inauguration and many roads … Continue reading

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New Experience #51: Ivory Soap Experiment

Recently Leah has been saying that she wants to be a scientist when she grows up.  I’m definitely planning on encouraging this dream.  First of all, the United States needs more women in science.  Second, this is a huge improvement … Continue reading

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New Experience #50: A New York City Christmas

I love New York City.  I love Christmas.  But, I have mixed feelings about New York City at Christmastime.  The decorations are gorgeous, but the crowds are almost intolerable.  It never ceases to amaze me that a crowd can collectively … Continue reading

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