Author Archives: Christine

She Dreams of a Fairy Princess

A new family tradition has been carried on with Little Miss, our foster daughter, this holiday season. For some residents of Kansas City, visiting the Fairy Princess is a tradition that began two generations (or more) ago.  For the past … Continue reading

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2018 Semester End and Christmas Break

Semester End and Christmas Break We never stop homeschooling, not really, but the next two weeks will see a vastly reduced schedule as we relax and enjoy the holidays. We are a little behind, right at 42% of our total … Continue reading

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One Last Push Before Christmas Break

As 2018 winds down and Christmas break approaches, I find that we are in a good space with homeschooling, Emily and I. She gets stressed still, mainly over math, but it is improving. This morning there were tears. When I … Continue reading

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Now She’s Done It!

There’s nothing quite like returning to homeschool with a bang and a burst of energy. As Em tackled subtracting decimals for homeschool this month, I began to read. First in line, The One and Only Ivan, our current morning reading … Continue reading

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Look Who is Back! And Look Who is Three!

Back in the States After a full month in Europe, my beautiful girl is back home and we were both so relieved and happy to have her home. Em and her grandmother traveled through France, Germany and Belgium. They saw … Continue reading

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Hope Rises, So Does Fear

Yesterday was the six month meeting with the Family Support Team – a group of professionals as well as foster and bioparents. Well, at least that’s the hope, unfortunately Little Miss’s mom has only attended the first of these meetings, … Continue reading

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I Love This Child So Much!

This past month has really seen some changes – maturity, thoughtfulness, responsibility and accountability. I want to share these with you because it feels like they activated all at once! No Arguments or Foot-Dragging Over Homeschool And believe me, I’m grateful. … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is Close to…

My girl is a lot like me.  She has a sweet tooth. She’s a picky eater (thankfully it is something she should grow out of). Her room is ridiculously messy (something I also grew out of). The mess creeps out … Continue reading

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Three Day Homeschool, Sly James and the Zoo

Monday and Tuesday were “homeschool free” days, but we’ve been packing in the learning today! Our “Three Day” Homeschool Week Balancing work with homeschool is tricky. I had originally envisioned working in the afternoons and homeschooling in the morning, but … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Numbers

“I hate math.” How many times did I say it when I was a child? Too many to count. In fact, I continued to repeat the mantra well into college, tears of frustration welling up in my eyes as I … Continue reading

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