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The Moment One Commits: Homeschooling Affirmations

The Moment One Commits: Homeschooling Affirmations

Why is it that as parents, we are so often second guessing ourselves? (What we need are homeschooling affirmations.) Why is it that as homeschoolers, we wonder if we have made the right decision, if we are doing enough, if ... Read More
One Small, Doable Change

One Small, Doable Change

My only New Year's Resolution is to focus on one thing at a time! One task, one activity, one day, one change. Enter the concept of one small, doable change. Lately, I've become painfully aware that my attempts at multitasking ... Read More
To Things That Have Never Been

To Things That Have Never Been

"And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." -Rainer Maria Rilke This winter season has been one of much contemplation and reflection for me. And I am grateful. I enter into 2014 with ... Read More
The Longest Night, a story for Winter Solstice

Story for Winter Solstice

Today at the library, I discovered a beautiful book about the Winter Solstice that I want to share with you! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. You can read my full disclosure policy here. The Longest Night by ... Read More
Winter Solstice Sun Craft

Winter Solstice Sun Craft

I love the stillness and quiet of winter. I do not love the cold and the dark, however. I wonder if others share these sentiments. Almost all cultures have a holiday that involves bringing in the light during the wintertime ... Read More
Making Handmade Gifts in December

Making Handmade Gifts in December

When we began our homeschooling journey, my mentor, Barbara Dewey of Waldorf Without Walls, would always say to me, "don't plan a main lesson block for December." And all I could think was "how would I ever get in all of ... Read More
Story and Verse for Thanksgiving

Story and Verse for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving! One of my favorite holidays. I love the food and the family gathering round the table. Taking stock of our blessings. Eating in the afternoon and then having a leisurely evening to go for a hike and just hang ... Read More
Our New Puppy

Our New Puppy

There's nothing like a new puppy! All love and kisses and waggles and paws. Our new puppy. His name is Gus. But he already has so many nicknames: Gusser, Mr. Gus-Gus, Gussy, Gussy Dussy, Pupper, Pupper Gusser, Gussifer, Gussy-Do, Gustopher...Pure ... Read More