Anatomy of an Afternoon

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Amazing what a mess just four of my children can make, isn't it? But at least it's creative chaos. They are all engaged in something that isn't TV, video games or gossip with friends. This photo is probably the heart … Continued

Random Quote

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Adalia (13): Mom, I have a sore throat… …I've been barking and growling too much. Facebook Comments

What We Read

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And why. I've had a few readers recently ask how we choose our read aloud books. I wish I could tell you I had some grand plan about  which books to read and when. Some map, covering sixteen important topics … Continued

More Birthdays

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Tilly, Keziah, Megan, Adalia, Alissa and Jasmine Adalia, my firstborn and former oldest child, turned 13 on February 12.  Chuck and I now have four teenagers (and one we actually made ourselves…how can my first child be a teen?!) I … Continued

Guest Blogger: Tilly, age 10

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I wrote a 'newspaper article' about a corpse last week. I also wrote 2 'letters'. The first one was a detective writing about a robbery and the second, was a forensic scientist writing back. On the first letter I taped … Continued

Connections

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I've noticed a direct correlation between my time spent preparing and enthusiasm on the part of my children. I purchased some new art materials (pastels and craypas) just trying to broaden their art experiences. All I had to do was display … Continued

Sunday Afternoon Fun

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Remember my just turned nine year old, who got a firestarter, match holder, survival skills and outdoor adventure books for his birthday? Take a look at how he spent his Sunday afternoon. Sewing himself some camouflage pants, so he can hide from … Continued

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