Category Archives: Family

Singing Her to Sleep

I sang Big C to sleep tonight.  “Baby Beluga” the classic Raffi song, in fact. It’s the kind of song that you can just sing over and over.  And we did that many a night when she was a babe. … Continue reading

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I am a product of my culture

I love when I read something that just, on a dime, gives me a whole new perspective on life.  As you know, I have just finished reading Michael Pollan’s Food Rules (which I highly recommend). Rule #66 just rocked my … Continue reading

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Not Equal to the Sum of Its Parts

I’m not entirely sure where I first heard this phrase, but I want to say it was 11th grade AP English with Mrs. Roberts.  And I think it went. . . “A novel is not equal to the sum of … Continue reading

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We survived Noro 2013

12 days after the first projectile vomit and I finally feel its safe to say it’s over.  And part of me wants to write about how terrible these last two weeks were.  How our life has been turned upside down … Continue reading

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The Void

What’s there, if it’s not Good Girl’s voice?  Today, I’m finding that it’s not much. And yet it’s everything. Big C has the stomach flu. She and I were up  most of the night.  I finally got a few hours … Continue reading

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Lessons from “kid-writing”

  Big C is into writing these days.  At first she would ask me how to spell certain words.  Then it would be strings of words.  Then it was sentences.  How do you write “thank you for the twirly dresses!”? … Continue reading

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She’s baaaaaa-aaaackk…..

I’ve been trying to ignore it.  My body has grown stiff in the denial.  I’ve become snappish.  Cranky.  Prone to waking up angry.  As in before I’m even fully awake, the anger, not only awake but crackling with intensity. What … Continue reading

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Snow!

Sometimes life gives you just what you need, right when you need it!  We were all cooped up in the house this morning, shades firmly drawn.  I was plodding through the routine…..breakfast, vitamins, dress children, get a bill ready for … Continue reading

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We’re There. . .

      This is going to be a braggy post.  I’m feeling good, not Good Girl good, just REAL good!   So get ready!  I’ve had more vegetables in the past 6 days than I did for the entire … Continue reading

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Ode to Waldorf-Part 1

I originally meant to make this one post-my top 10 reasons I love Waldorf Home Education. But it’s getting quite lengthy so it will come in a few portions. . . I want to start with a little caveat. Because … Continue reading

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