Category Archives: Life

And It Was Summer (or at least time for a summer schedule)

One of the things that I have learned about myself in eleven years of parenting, is that I am easily distracted and driven off on wild rabbit trails! Any time we have the opportunity to just let things go, I … Continue reading

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Of Yearning and Discontent

This first week of Lent has hit me hard.? I’m short tempered, discouraged and fairly certain that we are going to be going around in the same old circles for the next million years. Rationally I know that’s really not … Continue reading

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In The Midst of Life…

” In the midst of life, we are in death” says the Prayer Book. About twice a month, S has a late night activity and I put the children to bed and indulge in watching a show. As you can … Continue reading

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Some Days Just Are

These words may have escaped my lips this morning. Actually one child was already in his room for the third time- banished for an excessive lack of courtesy towards the other students who didn’t really appreciate him waving his hands … Continue reading

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Working The Plan: January 23-28, 2017

Monday: This week is already off to a different start since the toddler woke up with a fever this morning… Thankfully my lessons for co-op were all planned and ready and one of the other teachers was able to cover … Continue reading

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Sick Days (or how to keep things going while nursing the sickies)

This is a sick Bull. He spent two days this week lying on the couch completely out of energy and loudness. It was so very quiet around here! I must admit I enjoyed the quiet and calm, but I would … Continue reading

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The Tasks That Smooth My Days

“Tis the season of activities! Lessons, co-op, soccer for two, dance for four, church, Sunday School…. I’m tired just typing the list! The busyness of the schedule feels chaotic and the days spin by on their own until I don’t … Continue reading

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Free Time or Free For All?

  Free time is an enormous benefit if homeschooling. Play and creative endeavor help make children well rounded and are an important part of the “whole child” approach to education. By providing ample free time I am giving my children … Continue reading

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Rotations (or how to harness ADHD for housekeeping)

A few years ago someone casually mentioned to me that if they had to stick a “label” on me it would definitely be ADHD! I got to thinking about it and found that I am much more productive (and therefore … Continue reading

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The Last Week

End of August and time to finish all the projects that have gone unfinished! The painting of the downstairs is completed except for the bathroom and the little side entry alcove. Can’t decide what to do there so we’ll leave … Continue reading

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