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Bringing preschool to us

I have in mind a blog post that will need to be organized and careful, and perhaps in parts, but I’m not quite there yet. It’s about how I think Owen will be best served, at least until he’s 6 or 7 (and then we’ll see, beyond), and I want to break down the details, like where we’d fit on the radical unschooling vs rigorous boxed curriculum continuum (neither end, but leaning toward the former) and how I need to get my shit together enough to present it to other parents (and other concerned people/relatives, though they don’t actually have a say) in such a way that it works for Owen and me, and our four-person family as a whole, while making sure he’s “learning” visibly in such a way that it’s clear whatever way we are doing it is working. 513 more words

Owen

Adventures on Crutches

The first ski camp of the summer, I fractured my tibial plateau. Sounds bad, but it could’ve been a lot worse. I sustained no ligament damage and the fracture was small enough that I didn’t have to get surgery! 723 more words

Abby

it's been a week, or maybe a month

Our landlord wants his house back so we’re hunting for rentals.

We’d been looking to buy, too, but can’t find a rental with less than a year’s lease, and can’t buy a house (because of ordinary waiting/processing time of each step) in less than our remaining time at this house, so we’re looking to rent. 284 more words

Gimpy

Esk Old Donuts: My Bad Day

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Jessie (Esk).  She had a bad day.

Background: I currently have a very badly sprained ankle from slipping on the ice 2 days ago. 1,940 more words

Gimpy Goes Brunette: A Pre-Departure Upgrade

Two weeks ago was the week before leaving for my study abroad trip in Jordan. I’ll be here until mid-May for a total of about 3.5 months, the longest amount of time I’ve ever been away from home. 439 more words

Sidelined

About 3 years ago, I was sitting in a comfy, deep leather armchair at the local pub quiz.  In between rounds, the quizmaster would do a fun time-filler call ‘Let’s Make a Deal’.   735 more words

Injury

Gimpy Once Again

I was reminded/encouraged/suggested at to write a blog about our cooking adventures this morning…that’s near the bottom. But when a lovely blogger-writer-cooking friend says you should write, you write! 998 more words