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Yes, I've Got My Hands Full!
Yes, I've Got My Hands Full!

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Refuge
Like many of you, refugees have been on my mind this week.  Stories and pictures of families seeking refuge from Syria flood my computer screen, my radio and my mind's eye.  This week also marks one year since we shared our home and lives with a Syrian Refu...
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Family Summer Challenge
If you ask Hubby and I what our greatest fears for our children are, "entitlement" is near the top of both of our lists.  Not abduction, disease, injury or even coming back to live in our basement forever...entitlement.  It is running rampant through both o...
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Taming the Papers- What to Do With All The Artwork
This time of year backpacks come home stuffed full of all the things little ones have poured their effort into this year.  It is fun to see all their work, but what do you DO with it all?  Here is what works for us: 1) Work and art gets admired and then goe...
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Serial Casting- THE FINAL UPDATE!
After a year and a half, we are super thrilled to announce that Flower is DONE with the serial casting/daily physical therapy/AFOs for her toe-walking.  Hooray!!  She has made great progress, and while her gait is not 100% perfect, we (along with her therap...
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Kids Say the Darndest Things, part 1
I just love some of the conversations I have with my kiddos, and thought it would be fun to keep track of a few of them here. Driving past a Chick-Fil-A with Flower... Mommy, that's Chick Fil A. Yep! My friends at school talked about it and that place has g...
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Spring Break Update
I blink my eyes and here we are at Spring Break (don't be fooled by the foot of snow we got today, it is Spring Break!).  What have we been up to lately?  Plenty...none of it blogging...but plenty! 1. I started my own school! As we approached the "what are ...
Spring Break Update
Spring Break Update
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On boredom
Boredom is not the enemy. It is not the parent's foe. It is the child's inspiration. It is the goal. Okay folks, let's talk boredom today.  Let me start by saying that I LOVE to plan activities for my children.  I plan them because they are fun/educational/...
On boredom
On boredom
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Piano Recital
Lego performed his own recital where he played all 19 pieces in the Suzuki Piano Book #1.  We could not be prouder of the hard work he has put in, and how well he did. 
Piano Recital
Piano Recital
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On Chores
Today I've got chores on my mind.  Let's talk chores! My beliefs about chores: 1) Every child can contribute at home. Even the youngest child can be taught to clear dishes or put laundry in a hamper.  Start small when they are small, and work up. 2) Every c...
On Chores
On Chores
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LOVE this time of year!
Am I the only one who thinks January just flies by?  Happy New Year, I blink my eyes, and it is February- already.  And Valentine's Day.  So this year I am taking advantage of these Snow Days to get a jump on our Valentine's (because three kids, plus a teac...
LOVE this time of year!
LOVE this time of year!
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