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Jack: One Year Old

Yup! One year ago we had this: And now we have this: Happy Birthday Little Man!

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A Sense of Place

The other night as I walked to choir practice in the evening, people in our neighborhood were out on the sidewalks,their porches and their porch roofs. It was the first evening when it was warm enough to be out in … Continue reading

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Easter 2013

On this rainy Easter morning, I step outside to move my seedlings to their spot on the front porch for the day. The rain is dripping down steadily and I breathe deep. This is a spring rain and I haven’t … Continue reading

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The Blessing Of Time

Convention season is rapidly drawing near and I am already looking forward to volunteering at the Home Educator’s Association of Virginia Convention in June. Last year was the first year I volunteered during part of my time at the convention … Continue reading

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Thirty Years Ago (Homeschooling in Virginia)

I was seven years old. My parents had just completed their first year of Homeschooling. I had done second grade via a correspondence course from A Beka Publications in Pensacola, FL ( and managed to almost fail because my handwriting … Continue reading

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Rainy Week

It’s been raining all week here. The yard is good and muddy (it’s impossible to grow grass in the back as high traffic as it is with three children running about, digging holes etc.). I put mulch and straw down … Continue reading

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An Outing With Two Bills

W (more commonly called Bull) is named after my two grandfathers (William Ferguson and Loren Boydstun). Great-grandpapa Bill lives near us and Bull thinks it is great fun that Grandpapa Bill shares his name! Grandpapa Bill loves sports, so this … Continue reading

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It Gets Easier

A year or so ago when W was approaching his second birthday and I was just entering my second trimester with J, I really wondered what it would be like to have four small children. Now I know. It has … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Trip Highlights

Drove down to Kentucky last Monday and back yesterday- about a 10.5 hour drive one way, plus stops. Thanks to a friend who car-pooled with us both trips were remarkably smooth. Went swimming with S’s mother twice. First time I’ve … Continue reading

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A New Helper

One of the things that I find very important is having a mother’s helper for a few hours each week. With four small children at home, a weekly open house supper,homeschooling, church activities and S’s busy work schedule I need … Continue reading

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