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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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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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What I'm Learning This Summer: How to Own Your Life
One: Own Your Life My summer began with this book, Own Your Life . For years I have known the name Sally Clarkson and assumed I knew what she was about. I underestimated her. I began with her book The Life-Giving Home , which I loved, and this summer Own Yo...

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July 27
Faith is a mysterious process of following the voice of God, accompanied by hard work and wisdom.  -Sally Clarkson When I try to write there are two things which present themselves, every time: one is who do I think that I am to have anything at all to say?...

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July 21
I am claiming some space for writing in the morning, Lucy our puppy curled up beside me on the sofa. This is not as idyllic as it sounds. Lucy, of course, is not permited to be on the sofa, but after dragging her off so many times and trying to write, I giv...
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