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No TV, Computer, Video Games Etc.

No TV, Computer, Video Games Etc.

Due to some behaviors and patterns we are seeing in ourselves and our children, we have put a ban on all electronics in our home. This started on Monday July, 23rd and will last indefinitely. I have been slow in posting this summer anyways due to the need to spend more focus time on the(…)

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Finding Time for What Matters Most

Finding Time for What Matters Most

I am sitting in front of my computer today, having waited until the last minute to write my post, and feeling anxious about getting it done. Why? Not so much because it is due today, as I know I will find leeway and grace with the wonderful ladies to whom are waiting patiently for this(…)

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It’s The Little Things

Being not only a stay-at-home parent, but a homeschooling parent as well, I spend LOTS of time with my children. My brood consists of only 3 children and yet I swear I can’t even think one whole complete sentence all day!   I know that being a stay-at-home parent is right for me. I remember(…)

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The 12 Days of Christmas……Ciravola Style!

The 12 Days of Christmas……Ciravola Style!

Earlier this month I posted about us writing our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas. Believe it or not we managed to finish it just in time to share it with everyone for Christmas! Chloe and I wrote the words, we all sang it together, we did a “scavenger hunt” to take all(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday – Easter Egg Hunt

Wordless (almost) Wednesday – Easter Egg Hunt

We were on our way home from Florida on Easter Sunday so our festivities were put off. It ended that we combined the kids Easter Egg hunt with Mother’s Day. It was a great thing considering how awesome the weather was here that day! This was the best flowing, most relaxing Easter Egg hunt we(…)

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Kids Are NOT Just Mini-Adults (Kids Brain Development)

Kids Are NOT Just Mini-Adults (Kids Brain Development)

So often I find myself looking at my children and thinking to myself, “Really, why don’t they get it?” or “How many times must I say the same thing?”  or “Where on earth could they have possibly gotten that idea, and what made them think it was a good one?” This is when I have(…)

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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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365 Project ~ Days 28 – 33

365 Project ~ Days 28 – 33

. Day Twenty-Eight:  Friday, January 28th . . SHARK TEETH!!! This seems to be Jayden’s way of losing and gaining teeth.  If you look at his teeth he has an adult tooth on either side of his 2 front bottom teeth.  Which is fine, except he still has both baby teeth too! . Day Twenty-Nine: (…)

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365 Project~ Days 22-27

365 Project~ Days 22-27

. Day Twenty-Two:  Saturday, January 22nd . I recently started reading a new series of books called the Elm Creek Quilt novels.  Awhile back my sister-in-law had recommended them but I never got around to reading them.  Then I saw her post something in reference to them and I decided to take a look.  I(…)

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365 Project ~ Days 18-21

365 Project ~ Days 18-21

. Day Eighteen:  Tuesday, January 18th . This is our first try at a new drawing game called Pick and Draw.  The kids loved the pre-given shape ideas for the different pieces of the face, and then they stemmed off into their own fun additions to their drawings. . . Day Nineteen:  Wednesday, January 19th(…)

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365 Project ~ Days 15, 16 & 17

365 Project ~ Days 15, 16 & 17

. Day Fifteen:  Saturday, January 15th . Chloe and her friend Marisa decided to try their hand at drawing some birds out of a Draw 50 Birds Book that I just acquired for 50 cents at the public library book sale.  Needless to say it did not last very long before they headed into silliness. (…)

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Project 365 ~ Days 1 & 2

Project 365 ~ Days 1 & 2

A Day One:  Saturday, January 1st A This is a photo of the start screen in our new Playstation Move game called Start the Party.  The camera takes a photo of you to put inside your character.  The kids love making silly faces that they can see throughout the game.  It also records your voice(…)

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