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I ♥ Faces ~ Celebrating Mom

I ♥ Faces ~ Celebrating Mom

In searching for a photo that celebrates “Mom”, many ideas went through my head, from pregnancy, to the 3 smiling faces of my children, to the exhausted not so fantastically flattering moments in my photo history and back again.  Since I am not for the not so flattering ones of me, I decided to skip(…)

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It’s the Little Things Thursday

It’s the Little Things Thursday

Coming back from 2 1/2 weeks of vacation has been VERY hard.  We are weeks behind all our neighbors in yard and landscaping care, the house needs to be cleaned, the kids are having a hard time settling back in to a routine, there is a camper to prep and all the regular activities to(…)

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Preferences ~ As Evidenced in Shell Collection

Preferences ~ As Evidenced in Shell Collection

While vacationing in Florida I noticed something quirky about the kids.  We spent a large amount of time hunting for shells along the Atlantic shoreline.  While we strolled the beach each child chose their own shells.  Back in our condo in the evening, I set out to washing and sorting all the shells.  What I(…)

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Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ April 20th, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ April 20th, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook FOR TODAY: Tuesday April 20, 2010… Outside my window…large birds glide in lines overhead, very near to the roof line. I am thinking…that I really like sunshine and wishes to see more of it. I am thankful for…the chance to have some quality family time to chill and regroup. From the learning(…)

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Flashback Friday ~ Easter Egg Hunt Edition

Flashback Friday ~ Easter Egg Hunt Edition

Easter is here and thus the time honored tradition of Easter Egg Hunts.  From Chloe at age 10 to Ava at 3, all of my children are looking forward to this.  In fact, since last year we have had those plastic eggs floating around the house because Jayden and Ava hide them for each other(…)

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Learn Something….keeping details to myself

Learn Something….keeping details to myself

It has come to my attention that if the children say they like something, don’t knock it!  While seated at the dinner table we had two different kinds of stuffed rigatoni to choose from.  One was a green noodle, which Chloe instantly complained about.  The second, a regular “white” colored noodle.  I insisted that each(…)

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Flashback Friday ~ Fondue

Flashback Friday ~ Fondue

I grew up hearing stories from my parents and brothers about all the things they used to do.  My brothers are 9 and 12 years older than I am so by the time I was born their childhoods were in full swing.  By the time I can really remember a lot, my brothers were grown(…)

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Flashback Friday – “Big-Kid” Beds

Flashback Friday – “Big-Kid” Beds

Everyone knows it is like a right of passage to leave your crib or toddler bed and head into your “big-kid” bed!  For each of our children it was a fun and exciting time. Unbeknownst to Chloe she had to move on because there was another sibling on the way who would need the crib. (…)

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

I awoke this morning as I always do….to the sound of Ava’s knocking on her door, waiting to get out.  The sound of little feet with noise like a heard of elephants had already been traveling up to my ears.  Chloe and Jayden were up to something. With Ava dressed in her Valentine’s Day outfit,(…)

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Revisting Why I Homeschool/The World as our Classroom

Revisting Why I Homeschool/The World as our Classroom

I was standing in the shower thinking about how much I enjoy my life.  Having the kids at home allows me to participate in their lives more.  When they are learning something, even struggling with something, I get the opportunity to not only work through it with them, (which can be totally exhausting and frustrating(…)

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I ♥ Faces – “We ♥ Kisses”

I ♥ Faces – “We ♥ Kisses”

I ♥ Faces weekly challenge is “We ♥ Kisses”.  I don’t know about all of you reading this, but it seems to me if you have kids in your house, you can find pictures of them kissing someone!  So I am digging back into the archives for a few flash back “kissing”  pictures. This next(…)

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