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Not Back to School Photos 2014

Not Back to School Photos 2014

Last year was the first year we took Student Photos here at Starts At Eight. It was so much fun doing them that we decided to give it a go again this year. Doing these Not Back to School Photos gave us a reason to get out and explore a little to find a new(…)

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One Single Moment….

One Single Moment….

The One You Hold On To One single moment can change things….for better or for worse. One single moment may be all you have to hold on to, to celebrate, to mourn, to remember what it was all about. I smile a little brighter and my heart overflows. I relish in one single moment. One(…)

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Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Chloe is reading and we are discussingĀ Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nathaniel Hawthorne, (1804-1864), ranks among America’s major authors. Between about 1825 and 1850, he developed his talent by writing short fiction and the novel Fanshawe (1828). Then he gained international fame for his novel The Scarlett LetterĀ (1850). Ā Here is an extensive list of his works.(…)

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Grow With Me

Grow With Me

In less than two weeks I will be the parent of a teen-aged daughter. I remember being her age. I remember the struggles to fit in, the beauty concerns, clothing issues, friendship troubles, boy crushes, etc. When I was Chloe’s age I was very close with a family I babysat for. I grew up being(…)

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I Have a Tween Girl

I Have a Tween Girl

  I have a tween girl. Who often makes my lips curl; From the rolling of her eyes, To the irritated sighs. I have a tween girl. I have a tween girl. Whose texting numbers would make your head swirl; She rarely thinks her parents are great, That is unless we agree to let her(…)

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Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Christmas Song Favorites & Writing Our Own!

Over the past couple of years it has come to my attention that my children like all the outlandish Christmas songs. This is not to say that we don’t love many traditional ones as well, but some of their favorites are not so traditional. Ava took a liking to I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas(…)

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