Monthly Archives: July 2010

Lessons from “Jack and the Beanstalk”

The other day as I was snapping my daughter into her car seat, I noticed a strange bulge. In her pants. “‘Don’t look!” she wailed, covering the bulge. I ignored her and pulled out…a golf ball. Weird, yes. Out of … Continue reading

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Giant Spiders?

A few weeks ago Emily found an enormous spider in the yard. It was well over two inches long, pushing three. I took some pictures to show to Dave later. He’s the amateur entomologist in the family. A few days … Continue reading

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Otherwise It Gets the Hose Again

“Ham…grrr…burr.” Emily enunciated clearly and slowly, “Did I say it right?” Dave and I both grinned and tried not to laugh. At 3 1/2, her speech is clear, but every once in  a while she gets words confused. She was … Continue reading

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Homeschooling – Yes, It Really Is “That Simple”

I just wrote a line that I’m especially pleased with… Homeschooling is something that occurs naturally in all healthy and loving homes – it is a child’s natural learning state, conducted by a person who understands them better than any … Continue reading

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“You Get What You Get” – Lessons from “Pinkalicious” and other books

A friend of mine gave my daughter a couple of cute books – “Pinkalicious” and “Purplicious” And a line from “Pinkalicious” keeps recurring around our house. Pinkalicious’ mom tells her, “You get what you get and you don’t throw a … Continue reading

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