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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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5th Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

5th Grade Curriculum ~ 2013-2014

English/Language Arts: You will see that this plan does not include any formal writing. When my oldest was younger, writing was nothing but a fight. Finally I made the decision to go all unschooly and leave it alone for awhile. 🙂 When I decided to try and pick it back up in 7th and 8th(…)

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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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Easy Carol of the Bells for Piano

Easy Carol of the Bells for Piano

Jayden was anxious to get through his standard piano practice this week because he had his eyes set on learning to play Carol of the Bells. By doing a quick YouTube Search he found this great video tutorial for playing it. I love the fact that it breaks it down not only by hand, but(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Sibling Flag Football

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Sibling Flag Football

Jayden has been playing football for our local youth team for 5 years now. His first 3 were spent playing flag. Ava started cheering for the flag team this year, but we did question whether or not she should be playing football instead. 😉 Number one reason not to….we worried she would do too much(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ First Broken Bone

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ First Broken Bone

Last week Jayden got a soccer ball kicked into his thumb while playing outside with his cousins and a neighbor friend. He came in asking for ice and acting fine, just stating he got a ball kicked into his hand and that his thumb hurt. I didn’t think too much of it. The next day(…)

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It’s the Little Things Thursday ~ The “F” Word

It’s the Little Things Thursday ~ The “F” Word

Thanks to a lovely post reminder by my dear friend Shana this week, I am bringing back It’s the Little Things Thursday, even if only for this week! Not only do I love what it stands for, but I love the icon my hubby and I created for it as well. Awhile back I spent(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Emotions

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Christmas Emotions

This is a moment I caught between Jayden and our dog Oscar. The kids love our dogs so much they are often overly affectionate. This was just too priceless not to share!     My husband is known for his….let’s just say….inventive wrapping jobs at holiday time. My dad purchased a gift certificate for my(…)

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Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Tackle Football

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Tackle Football

This is Jayden’s first year of tackle football.  He has been playing flag for 3 years and is finally old enough to don pads and start hitting!  There’s a catch though.  The league and division he will be playing in has a max weight limit of 105lbs……he weighs 52lbs, when wet!  People have been asking(…)

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August Ten on Ten ~ The Busy Summer Day

August Ten on Ten ~ The Busy Summer Day

Ten on Ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. . . . . . . . . . . . . To check out more beautiful Ten on Ten posts, head over to(…)

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Ten on Ten ~ April 10th, 2011

Ten on Ten ~ April 10th, 2011

Ten on Ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. . Some beach, somewhere…… . . An early birthday present to Joey from my parents. It is a “4” slice toaster. I think the(…)

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