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 […]

What I fear most about homeschooling, and it’s not socialization


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This is what I fear most about our decision to homeschool. Oh no, not the awesome creativity, effort and learning that is taking place at the table. That’s great. It’s the mess. The Constant Mess. I do realize a messy house is a side effect of having children, and I understand this mess is compounded […]