Category Archives: Sentimental

I Wish I Could Claim Credit, But…

Last Thursday, Em announced that another cellist, a boy she knows a little from the neighborhood (he lives a few blocks away) had joined Harmony Project. She volunteered to help him catch up with what they were doing. As she … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day…It Was Worth the Wait

This past Saturday we were up early and off to Lawrence for an urban garden tour. Our weekend was full – on Sunday we had a sausage-making class (a gift from my dear husband for Mother’s Day/birthday) and so we … Continue reading

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An Accidental Parent?…A Purposeful Parent

I have never been the perfect parent. I never WILL be the perfect parent. I vacillate wildly in mood. I am impatient. I expect far too much of myself and others. I am critical. I am sharp-tongued. And a host … Continue reading

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Encouraging Independence…Despite My Wishes

The other day my husband and I had the “should we have one more baby” talk. He asked me, “Tell me why you want another child.” I looked at him and said, “I can’t. Why do any of us want … Continue reading

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I Raised Her Right – Homemade Presents – Redux

A week or so after Christmas and the long-anticipated package from my eldest arrived. She’s in California and I miss her like the dickens. I can’t wait for her to get back here so we can get to the business … Continue reading

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Cat’s In the Cradle

Yesterday I shared with you Schoolhouse Rock, an assortment of great, educational songs from my childhood. To this day, whenever I think of a noun, I think of Schoolhouse Rock. That’s a pretty powerful memory association. Today I’d like to … Continue reading

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Meet Larry – The 8-Eyed Alien

Emily brought in this art project from my office, where she has art supplies and a desk. “Mama, this is Larry, the 8-Eyed Alien.” “Why yes, I can see his eight eyes, and his smile too!” Pleased that I had … Continue reading

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The Cheese Stands Alone

Kids are amazing, magical creatures. They are also down-to-earth, practical and funny. Today we went grocery shopping, first to Wal-Mart and then to Aldi’s. As we drove away, heading home, Dave began to sing… The cheese stands alone, The cheese … Continue reading

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HA Hijacked by TFB

I woke up at 1am this morning and could not go back to sleep. So…plenty of time to come up with a homeschool post, right? I checked Facebook and saw The Feminist Breeder had posted an update, the birth, to … Continue reading

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The Art of Stepping Back

So this week, Emily was mastering the art of blowing up balloons. I could call it science and health, if I were tracking such things yet, but she’s four, so I’m not doing any ‘official’ recording. What kid doesn’t love … Continue reading

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