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The Evolution of Poetry & Breakfast

For Christy. Thank you for asking and the bittersweet trip down memory lane... We've been appreciating poetry and food together for a few years now. In the early years we paired historical treats with a book from our history studies. We... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Journal: A Change in Season

Normally life dances along at a snail's pace around here. Our days move along nearly ritualistically and as loudly and fully as you can imagine with four growing children. My days are good, really good. This week my quietly paced life... Continue Reading →

Christmas Journal

Last week went by in a blur. Other than Christmas Day the days were fairly even and mostly pleasant. On Monday I went to the Post Office to mail some packages and Christmas cards. The kids and I spent the... Continue Reading →

Writing: Oldest’s End of Year Letter

Oldest spent a couple of weeks working on an end of year letter for his writing assignment. For me it was interesting to see the events this year from his point of view and heartwarming that he still thinks of... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Winding Down and Gearing Up

Monday marked another year around the sun for me. The kids and I put in a few hours of school together. We read and worked on some Brave Writer projects. Oldest is writing an end of year letter, Sparkles is... Continue Reading →

Writing: Sparkles

Part of the Brave Writer lifestyle is weekly freewriting on a variety of topics. Sometimes we use prompts and other times the kids have their own ideas. After eight weeks (or whenever I bother to remember) the kids all choose one of their freewrites... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Candy Night, Creek Walks and the Resume

Monday night the younger three dressed up and went trick-or-treating with their Dad through the neighborhood. The evening was unusually warm so Oldest and I sat outside and passed out candy to the two dozen or so kiddos that came... Continue Reading →

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