Lavender Play Dough and Learning How to Calm Down


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By yesterday afternoon our typical Wednesday was quickly becoming a disaster. Perhaps everyone was more tired than usual. We had had a few very busy days the week before, and then the kids stayed up too late watching the final episodes of The Voice on Monday and Tuesday. (Totally upset by the results. Good thing […]

Who I Am


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“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.” -Jim Henson I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot recently, most specifically in regard to our homeschooling journey. My worry about whether or not I can handle being a homeschooling mama ebbs and flows, even though my decision to homeschool […]

Finding the Good


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I’ve felt a little stressed out lately. The days are just soooo long, Julio’s been working a ton and the kids, well, they’re just kids. Awesome one minute, monsters the next. So, instead of trying to finish one of my many partially finished posts, I just wanted to highlight (for myself) some of the good […]