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Avoiding Summer Burnout

It’s almost here. We’ve officially wrapped up homeschool, Miss Celia’s school is on its final stretch, and we’re already getting the emails that slots are filling fast- we have to register for camps now if we want to guarantee a space! Wasn’t it just Christmas? I feel like I was drinking a hot toddy and… Continue reading Avoiding Summer Burnout

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(Mom)Me Time

I just love America. And current events. And current events that take place in America. Like this gem: “Me-ternity” Leave Is A Very Bad Name For a Very Good Idea. Yep, just in time for Mother’s Day, it’s a great look at a one woman writer’s unintended social gaffe (and to be fair, an interview with… Continue reading (Mom)Me Time

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Minimalism with Kids

Hey friends! Did you miss me in the three weeks it’s been since I last posted? Did you think I’d given up on blogging altogether? It certainly feels like I did. However, in keeping with my commitment to live this life instead of exist in it, I’ve been out and about experiencing. And holy moly, there has been an… Continue reading Minimalism with Kids

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Living with Less: Getting Started

Spring is here, it’s Easter weekend, and I don’t know about you guys, but I have been super-involved in spring-cleaning projects. There’s just something so beautiful about new beginnings in the springtime, and nothing says “starting fresh” to me like a clean, distraction-free house. I know I’m not the only one, because this is the… Continue reading Living with Less: Getting Started

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Why we want to live with less

Yesterday I wrote about making room for what matters, which is of course, the root of minimalism. I mentioned that the time-mind-self aspects of making room are a little challenging for me as of late, but also that I feel fairly confident in our ability for the easier side of minimalism- letting go of stuff. We… Continue reading Why we want to live with less

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Re-evaluating

I got to check something off my bucket list today. I didn’t actually set out to do it. Truthfully, I’ve been working fiendishly toward completing several of the items I listed, largely because I am neurotic and manic and can’t stop working lists once I’ve started. But today’s item just kind of happened. Ironically, I’d been mentally… Continue reading Re-evaluating

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Homeschool Megalessons from the Everymom

When I was a little girl, I put on some epic school-teacher dramatizations. My play school was the jam. I had a little chalkboard easel set up in my parents’ garage in front of an old sofa, and I would line up my dolls and quiz them on things like state capitals and make them… Continue reading Homeschool Megalessons from the Everymom

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Our Homeschool Approach: Classical meets Unschooling

When I first started envisioning homeschool, I was in college, and I had a highly romanticized view of what it might be like. I’d taken a few education courses, and was working as a nanny for a sweet family with a son in elementary school. Celia was still a baby, and as I sat helping… Continue reading Our Homeschool Approach: Classical meets Unschooling

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Homeschool: The First Year

I realize that posting about homeschooling puts me at risk of being labeled a sanctimommy. Lord knows I’ve seen enough passive-aggressive Facebook mockery of organic eating, homeschooling, and home birthing to last me the rest of forever. But, since I’m not too terribly bothered by anyone else sharing their particular passions, I will happily post this hopefully non-judgy, yet… Continue reading Homeschool: The First Year

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The bucket list

Oh man. I was so excited putting this together. I was first inspired by my amazing friend, Valerie, who posted a before-I-turn-thirty bucket list to Facebook not too long ago. Valerie is the epitome of a supermom. She works, she cooks, she reads, and she runs, with her two boys strapped in a double-jogging stroller… Continue reading The bucket list