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Everything I need to know about Christmas I learned from Charlie Brown

Yep. We’re about to get in on some Peanuts action. We have a sweet little tradition at Christmas time, called Movie Mondays, which involve us as a family, watching a Christmas movie every Monday night at 8:00. It started as a way to fill the void left by Dancing With The Stars, which never runs into December,… Continue reading Everything I need to know about Christmas I learned from Charlie Brown

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Black Friday for a good cause

   I have a favor to ask of you guys. I am totally not turning this blog into a ploy for advertising dollars (and I am 100% committed to that). I am however, also committed to getting my holiday shopping, even for charity, done before December, so our kiddos can see Christmas and the holidays… Continue reading Black Friday for a good cause

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Our home birth adventure, part 2

If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’ve read part 1 in this series, and that you aren’t too freaked out to continue reading. Yay for you! Thanks for sticking with me. I love this story. Have I said that yet? I really do. When I was pregnant, I think I read a zillion birth stories,… Continue reading Our home birth adventure, part 2

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Our home birth adventure, part 1

My sweet little fella is turning two!!! Every time I get a little glance at him I am overwhelmed by how quickly it all happens. And yes, that’s the same schmucky talk that every parent says about their little prince or princess. But it’s true, friends. He’s marvelously verbal, affectionate with his little brother, interested… Continue reading Our home birth adventure, part 1

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Christmas Traditions

I had the craziest realization today. Let me set the stage for you: world’s okayest mom makes goal to create lasting memories and start new traditions as part of a family Christmas, including fun, culturally-normal activities like a puppet version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Today, I took Cora, James (2) and Kent (8 months)… Continue reading Christmas Traditions

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Our path to home learning

Life has such a funny way of proving us wrong. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom, until I had children. In fact, I even remember overhearing a conversation in a pediatrician’s waiting room, when one woman told another that she homeschooled, and the other woman responded, “that sounds great, except for the part about… Continue reading Our path to home learning