An Inside Look Into Our Big Crazy Adoptive Family!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Science Run Amok
Every so often we get the itch to do science experiments in our house. I like ones that aren't very messy. Most of them work out okay, but for some reason, the making crystals on a string thing never works for us. I think I need someone to teach me the secret to getting crystals to grow before I try it again with the kids, because the disappointment is killing them. On the plus side, I'm able to explain that failed experiments is a huge part of being a scientist. Like Thomas Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
I'm a 38 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 15, Gloria age 14, Jordan age 13, Brianna age 13, Katie age 6, and our other 6 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 12, Shane age 11, Kevin age 9, and Ryker age 4 months. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 19 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers