Category Archives: Makes My Monday

Signs of Spring!

Right about this time of year, I am ready to start planting things. Generally the weather tantalizes me with a few nice days and then returns to winter grey and cold. When that happened this year I decided to do … Continue reading

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Early Spring?

Supposedly the groundhog didn’t see his shadow on Saturday and we are due for an early spring! I sure hope so, as at least one child has been sick every week since Christmas and that is starting to get a … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about needing to get back into a good chore routine and in particular needing to follow up and inspect to make sure the jobs were done well. I’ve been doing that for about … Continue reading

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Beginning Again: Preschool Part 2 (Five Little Ducks)

Part One One of the things I have come to realize about Bull’s learning style is that he is much more kinetic than his siblings. Although he was slow to crawl and walk due to stomach surgery at 2.5 months, … Continue reading

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Beginning Again:Chores and Inspections

The holidays are finally over, we’ve had what I hope will be our only stomach bug for this year (yes, even the baby), and it’s time to get back into the swing of school and chores. I did a little … Continue reading

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White Bean and Eggplant Soup (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Lately I’ve been challenging myself to cook vegetarian or vegan on Mondays and since S bikes to and from work most days, I’m also been trying to have something like soup for him when he gets home after riding seven … 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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Checklists and Tidy Rooms

Any mother knows that one of the most frustrating things is keeping the children’s rooms cleaned up. We don’t want to do it ourselves, but enforcing clean room standards can be a daily battle and who wants a daily battle? … Continue reading

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The other day I made the mistake of saying something about how W goes down the stairs like an otter going down a mud-slide. This of course triggered a round of questions from F and Su and F remembered that … Continue reading

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School Clothes (Make My Monday)

Ever since F was accepted into his Junior Kindergarten program I have been fretting about clothes. The school requires that he be able to manage his clothes for pottying and so on himself and I think that is perfectly reasonable. … Continue reading

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