Monthly Archives August 2011

Once you’ve had fleece… You’ll never go back

The whole point of this blog post is to rave about the awesomeness that is fleece. I have posted a lot about my hunt to find the right night time combo – recently, I have been using prefolds, which has worked out well, but if Emersyn had a bottle or two overnight [as she tends…
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Scented

photo “Mom? You smell bath-ful.” “What’s that?” “Like baths.” “So, that’s a good thing?” “It’s way better than bath-less.”
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Book: HomeSchooling At the Speed of Life

Whether you’ve been homeschooling for a while, are just starting out, or think you could never manage it – this book is for you! Marilyn Rockett offers a wealth of knowledge and ideas for balancing home, school, and family in the real world. In addition to the abundance of workable systems and solutions, she also…
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First Summer Harvest

Today, we worked on weeding our flower beds and tearing up the spent vegetable plants in the veggie garden. After some further research, we decided it would be ok to harvest what we could from it, as long as the veggie is thoroughly washed and cooked. (Our cat has used it as her litterbox.) After…
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The Tooth Fairytale

Once I had a girl who broke her tooth.  So, off to the dentist we went to get it fixed.  My expectations for her cooperation were very low after she bit the dentist’s “barbie mirror” during our first visit.  She showed signs of feeling nervous when the dentist came to get started on her tooth. …
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Me vs. The Birds

Unless you have been living in an underground bunker, or in suspended animation, or are Amish, you are certainly familiar with the pop culture phenomenon “Angry Birds.” On second thought, I’m pretty sure the Amish know about Angry Birds too. These days, it’s probably the tipping point for whether or not many of their youth…
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It Was a Monday

“Mom? Why did you stop? Why are you talking to that policeman?” “He pulled us over for having expired registration.” “Why is it expired?” “Because our fifteen year-old car wouldn’t pass a smog check so we had a new catalytic converter put in but then it still wouldn’t pass a smog check because we have…
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Scrapbooks

It’s been a crazy couple of months, complete with moving, flooding basement, and then restoration of the basement.  I’m finally getting things put back together; the carpet got finished yesterday, so everything is all done.  I’m redoing my scrapbooking room, and I can’t help but pause to look through the scrapbooks. I came across the…
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See the Seahorse Unit Study

While my kids aren’t winning their wish of getting a pet seahorse (“thanks,” library book!), we have just finished up a super fun little study on seahorses after a few things fell into place nudging us in that direction. For instance, on our trip at the nature center, the kids came across a family of…
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Aren’t they good little helpers?

The boys love to help me around the house. Usually, it’s wiping down stuff with Lysol wipes, scrubbing the toilet (why they like this, I will never know), sweeping, or vacuuming. Quick disclaimer – as nice as it sounds, I still have to go behind and clean up the mess they leave behind with their…
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