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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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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Baby Stats

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Baby Stats

We are currently learning about reproduction for science. This past week one of the things the kids were doing was filling out information about when they were babies. Which led to questions like, “Mom, how long was I when I was born?” Sadly I remember birth weight and date easily, but length, and exact times(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday: My Baby Bella vs. Gymnastics

Wordless (almost) Wednesday: My Baby Bella vs. Gymnastics

I couldn’t be more proud of Chloe.  At 13 she is proving to be so much more than I could have asked for.  From the way she just digs in and helps me at just the right moments, or how hard working and reliable she is, but most of all I am proud of how(…)

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Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Wakefield by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Chloe is reading and we are discussing 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 Letter (1850).  Here is an extensive list of his works.(…)

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High School Electives ~ A More In-depth Look at Our Choices

High School Electives ~ A More In-depth Look at Our Choices

In continuing with my informal theme of preparing for the high school years, today I want to share our list of high school electives we are compiling to consider for Chloe’s high school years.  In my last post I covered high school electives in general and included a long list of possibilities. Now that my brain has(…)

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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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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 26 ~ Maple Syrup, Hair Cut

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 26 ~ Maple Syrup, Hair Cut

  Quote for the week:     This was the third and final week of my Tooth Unit with Ava. You can check out Week 1 and Week 2 now, and in a few days I should have Week 3 up as well.   Monday: Today we had a field trip to a local Nature(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 24 ~ Pizza Throwing, Cake & Chorus

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 24 ~ Pizza Throwing, Cake & Chorus

  Quote for the week: Heaven knows that I ain’t perfect I’ve raised a little cain And I plan to raise a whole lot more Before I hear those angels sing (Gonna get right with the lord) But there’ll be hell to pay But I ain’t in no hurry   Ain’t in no hurry Be(…)

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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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