Monthly Archives August 2011

Pining for pins

I decided earlier this week that I would give flats a go – that was all well and good until I realized that the fabric of my [single] flat is an ‘unsnappiable’ fabric, therefore I would need to do something I had refused even try… I would have to use pins. Thursday, the girls and…
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Easy Science Experiment for Kids

The afternoon of the water balloon day, we decided it was time to set up shop and work on an experiment. I wanted to teach The Older about how different substances create different things entirely, so we got some more balloons together and gathered up the rest of our supplies as well. The first step…
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Broken Heart; Empty Arms

It’s back-to-school time. That means sales and post galore of the first day of school. It seems that everywhere I turn, there is a preschooler going to school for the first time. It hurts. Dominic should be starting homeschool preschool this year. (Well, technically if he wanted to we could have started last year, but…
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Since there’s no place to go.. let it snow…

As of around 10pm last night, we officially have snow – for once the weather forecast was right. the snow at midnight We had some little sleet showers on and off all day, and then I checked outside at one point and there had been a little flurry.  I hoped that wasn’t all we would…
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Old-Fashioned Water Balloon Fun

It was such a hot day, I decided to forgo my “lesson” and let the kids have some old-fashioned fun playing with water balloons. I picked up a pack at The Dollar Store the other day and was happy that they were on hand so I didn’t have to load everyone up and go to…
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Looking forward to new beginnings

The first week of school has been one of new beginnings for us all.  The house has been too quiet.  I’ve even gotten up a few times to see what mischief they must be up to (the quieter it is, the greater the potential for trouble, afterall) only to realize that they are both back…
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Remembered

Sometimes it surprises me how much of an impact Cora has on people that, quite frankly, I’ve never met.  I’m not going to call them strangers, because in reality these ladies are my friends – some of whom are very dear to my heart, near sisters. I received this in the mail today and was…
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Summer medical update

I thought it was time to do a medical update, keeping in mind that we don’t know more than we know. Here’s what we know right now: We know she has a Mitochondrial disease (ETC1), and many doctors feel she has multiple Mitochondrial deficiencies, including MNGIE. Her diagnosis was made with a muscle biopsy. A…
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