Author Archives: Christine

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

Em and Little Miss examining the wild violets 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 … Continue reading

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I Love This Child So Much!

A “new” outfit we just bought at Savers. She’s grown two inches in eight months and was busting out of all of her clothes! This past month has really seen some changes – maturity, thoughtfulness, responsibility and accountability. I want … Continue reading

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Cleanliness is Close to…

If only I had thought to do a “before” shot of this closet. 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 … 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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The First Week of Sixth Grade

A Decent First Day Ah, the return to homeschooling! It certainly had its fits and starts. I knew I had a cleaning later in the afternoon and I also had some errands to run, but I expected we had the … Continue reading

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A Foundation of Communication

The first few months after she was placed with us, my foster daughter’s mother had no visitation. That has changed now, and with the very real possibility of her returning to her mother at some point in the near future … Continue reading

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Why Do You Want to Leave Me?!

There are some movies that just get you right there in the feels. When I need a good “feel good/pick me up from the doldrums” movie, I pull out My Big Fat Greek Wedding. My husband and I quote from it … Continue reading

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