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Designing Spaces for Montessori Children

As the time of our baby’s birth rapidly approaches —I’m at 39 weeks now — I’ve got our home on my mind. Whether it’s nesting or necessity (how to find space for a new babe without making two-and-a-half year old big brother feel out of place?), clearing out the corners and figuring out new configurations is taking up a lot of our family’s time and energy right now. 159 more words

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The Traveling Millers

I am SO excited. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. My eldest daughter, Victoria, has agreed to a college visit palooza during April school vacation week. 479 more words

Rule # 10: If There is a Problem, it Must Be Your Problem

My Dad had no problems. No, really. It’s true. I heard him say so myself.

When Mom attempted to ask for help or discuss problems she was having with us kids or, God forbid, her relationship with him, my father responded predictably. 25 more words


A guilty day

I have spent a large part of today feeling guilty over various things. It all stems from one thing though – pain 😔

1: – I’ve felt guilty most of the day because I haven’t been able to do anything without struggling. 455 more words


from one to two: four tips on easing the transition

as eloise’s first month with us as a newborn comes to a close (on wednesday, good grief!) and we embark on her second month as a full-fledged infant, i’ve been reflecting on this transition for our family. 961 more words

You Know You're a Homeschooler...

You know you’re a homeschooler when one of your children says…

“John Dalton! He’s my favorite Quaker scientist!”

I had to share this rather humorous moment before it was lost in my memories while trying to figure out what we’ll be having for dinner. 37 more words


A fun cèilidh and an Easter cake

Thank you everyone, for your lovely comments hoping that the Dafter made it to the cèilidh.  She did!  Our Son came for a visit on Saturday, and she was feeling pretty awful.  740 more words