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the big homeschool perk
We leave for Florida soon. The girls can talk of nothing else. It feels so indulgent, I feel so spoiled rotten- we will stay for nearly three weeks this year! (This is the flip side of September when I jealously look at all the back to school pictures every...
We leave for Florida soon. The girls can talk of nothing else. It feels so indulgent, I feel so spoiled rotten- we will stay for nearly three weeks this year! (This is the flip side of September when I jealously look at all t...
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what if I quit?
It would be okay, of course.  The world will continue with rivers of words. New and lovely books will stack upon one another. I will eventually run out of long evenings but never of long books. Quit. I hate the word. It nags at my edges. Like the branch tap...
It would be okay, of course.  The world will continue with rivers of words. New and lovely books will stack upon one another. I will eventually run out of long evenings but never of long books. Quit. I hate the word. It...
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our (almost) Whole30
Whole30 was a spontaneous decision. I skimmed the list of rules one night and decided to start the next day. Jim decided to join me. I am a fairly healthy eater and healthy cook, but I don't restrict anything. I try to keep sugar and treats in moderation. O...
Whole30 was a spontaneous decision. I skimmed the list of rules one night and decided to start the next day. Jim decided to join me. I am a fairly healthy eater and healthy cook, but I don't restrict anything. I try to kee...
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why or why not
Every so often, well, all the time, I will think of something I might like to blog about, which is instantly ferociously attacked by all of the voices in my head; the silliness of having a blog, the self-indulgent nature of blogging, the endless unnecessary...
Every so often, well, all the time, I will think of something I might like to blog about, which is instantly ferociously attacked by all of the voices in my head; the silliness of having a blog, the self-indulgent nature of b...
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What I Learned in January
1. We have a ballerina.  This girl love, loves her ballet class. It is bringing out all kinds of confidence in her that I didn't know she had. What fun to see new colors emerge in our kids. 2. I really love teaching art. I have an opportunity to teach art f...
1. We have a ballerina.  This girl love, loves her ballet class. It is bringing out all kinds of confidence in her that I didn't know she had. What fun to see new colors emerge in our kids. 2. I really love teaching art. ...
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How to shape a soul?
Some days I can't believe I get to do this every day- read books like it's my job.  The more I learn about Classical education, the more I believe in it. Classical education is about soul formation. It is the cultivation of virtue. How does one cultivate vi...
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prove all things
When I think if I would die early one thought comes to mind: the closets. The seasonal clothes. The this and that which only I know where it belongs or how to sort it. I imagine the house gradually becoming buried beneath the clutter because nobody but the ...
When I think if I would die early one thought comes to mind: the closets. The seasonal clothes. The this and that which only I know where it belongs or how to sort it. I imagine the house gradually becoming buried beneath the...
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a stopping off point
Lent begins. I feel wilderness lurking. There is darkness I am reluctant to enter. Lent is a choice. There are no rules, no compulsion, no enforced fasts. And so is the journey of the Christian life. One could stop at anytime. It is possible to linger, plac...
Lent begins. I feel wilderness lurking. There is darkness I am reluctant to enter. Lent is a choice. There are no rules, no compulsion, no enforced fasts. And so is the journey of the Christian life. One could stop at anytime...
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books this week
Today is Valentine's Day. Jim and I aren't big celebrators of any holiday. I don't know that we've ever celebrated Valentine's Day, except with the kids. But we had breakfast on the good plates, and raspberries in teeny tiny cups, and we've broken all the d...
Today is Valentine's Day. Jim and I aren't big celebrators of any holiday. I don't know that we've ever celebrated Valentine's Day, except with the kids. But we had breakfast on the good plates, and raspberries in teeny tiny ...
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What a normal week looks like for us
Oh how I love a good, steady, normal week. Funny how a normal week is the exception. And funny how homeschool  doesn't necessarily mean we are always at home. I love to read how other families organize their weeks, so I thought I would share ours. One of th...
Oh how I love a good, steady, normal week. Funny how a normal week is the exception. And funny how homeschool doesn't necessarily mean we are always at home. I love to read how other families organize their weeks, so I though...
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when the light is cold
I had some apprehension before buying our little house but since moving in only one regret- I can't see the sunset. It's hidden directly behind a neighbor's old, giant pine tree. The light-filled kitchen in our previous home was one of the things I loved mo...
I had some apprehension before buying our little house but since moving in only one regret- I can't see the sunset. It's hidden directly behind a neighbor's old, giant pine tree. The light-filled kitchen in our previous home ...
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what I'm into
Winnie-the-Pooh I started reading this classic kids lit to the kids several times, and each time I failed to finish. There is something about the way it is told- I don't read it well, and the kids grew bored. I decided to try Winnie-the-Pooh one more time, ...
Winnie-the-Pooh I started reading this classic kids lit to the kids several times, and each time I failed to finish. There is something about the way it is told- I don't read it well, and the kids grew bored. I decided to tr...
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We had a wonderful experience with Dr. Robbins and her staff! When we left the office all three of my children said they wish they could go again. Ha! Also I love when an office will schedule all three kids appointments at the same time.
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