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Jessica Stock
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -Mary Oliver
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -Mary Oliver
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It's not about the cow (it's love, of course)
I love trying to identify personality types. I don't try to assume that I'm right, and I understand that people are more nuanced and complicated than a type. But it is interesting and helpful to think about as a way of understanding where people are coming ...
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A few of the things I'm loving, learning, or changing this spring
I love home, homes. I love walking my neighborhood of homes built in the forties, all of these decades of coming home. My favorite are the kitchens. I'd trade an entire subdivision for one kitchen table with a light over it, the muffled clatter of dishes, c...
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It's been a year since I last posted, and my writing here had been dropping steadily before that, and now there is this quiet tug to blog again. Life isn't any quieter now, or the internet any safer, but life circles back and there is this desire, and maybe...
one wild and precious life
one wild and precious life
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reflecting on 2016
I love the New Year for dreaming and re-focusing, and I love taking time to reflect on where we've been. I prefer to take my time entering a new year, giving myself these first weeks for dreaming and planning the year ahead. These are some of my reflection ...
reflecting on 2016
reflecting on 2016
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Our Story of 2016
We began the year with a minor surgery for Josie. She was a trooper and back home running around by the end of the day. We did what we always do in winter: lots of time in the kitchen, books, piano, homeschool, soup. A new baby cousin in February! Florida i...
Our Story of 2016
Our Story of 2016
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the problem with knowing everything
I spend a very large percentage of my life acquiring information in hope of doing something right, whatever it is- Life. Living. This Very Important Question. I read ALL the parenting books and followed all the blogs and went to conferences. I researched th...
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Daybook October 5
Today . . . Today we are at home. I knew by the look in her eye at four-o'clock yesterday that Josie had caught her sister's fever, knew we wouldn't be hurrying out the door to co-op today. I never want my kids to be sick, but I never mind the healing. I do...
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Our Symposium, and what is working this year
Symposium, or Morning Time, is a concept I have read a lot about and have done in various forms over the years. It is basically a way of creating a specific space, or ritual, of reading aloud and memory work, and making it the most important part of our day...
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Our homeschool plan and why I should not be doing this but I'm doing it anyway
I decide that I am unfit for homeschool at least three times a week. Sometimes three times a day. As the mom, you are so up close and personally involved with every moment of your kids' lives, without the space of perspective. I can feel like I am failing e...
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Summer 2016 recap
Birthday parties ~ Vacation Bible School ~ Cousin Camp ~ Vet appointments ~ Haiti reunion ~ visits with friends ~ playdates ~ swimming ~ visit my grandma ~ a week with friends in Pennsylvania ~ orchestra ~ a trip to Kelly's Island ~  Lots of walks with Lucy...
Summer 2016 recap
Summer 2016 recap
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