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Photography

Courtesy of: SnapKnot – Find Local Wedding Photographers

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Flashback Friday: Family Adventures

Yesterday my three kids and I had an adventure walking and climbing around Ficklen Island, in Fredericksburg.  It’s a small brushy, rocky piece of land in the Rappahannock River, separated from the shore only by a creek and the remains

WEB2006 Dec 07 001

Flashback Friday: Family Adventures

Yesterday my three kids and I had an adventure walking and climbing around Ficklen Island, in Fredericksburg.  It’s a small brushy, rocky piece of land in the Rappahannock River, separated from the shore only by a creek and the remains

Unschooling

Unschooling in School

I just read another encouraging report about education reform. I hesitate to type the silly title though, so click here.  Unschoolers DO use books and classes and don’t teach themselves. They learn from all kinds of resources and experiences. The

Unschooling

Unschooling in School

I just read another encouraging report about education reform. I hesitate to type the silly title though, so click here.  Unschoolers DO use books and classes and don’t teach themselves. They learn from all kinds of resources and experiences. The

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I Can’t Homeschool Because . . .

I wrote You CAN Homeschool on this blog at the end of 2012 as a quick rebuttal to a few common assumptions people make about homeschooling, thinking they can’t do it. In case my blog post isn’t convincing enough, I present

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I Can’t Homeschool Because . . .

I wrote You CAN Homeschool on this blog at the end of 2012 as a quick rebuttal to a few common assumptions people make about homeschooling, thinking they can’t do it. In case my blog post isn’t convincing enough, I present

The Strangest Bug

The Strangest Bug Ever

I was looking for something to put in our Bug Magnifier because an item on the Clickinmoms Scavenger Hunt list is “someone using a magnifying glass.” I was hoping to find two other items on the list — a ladybug

The Strangest Bug

The Strangest Bug Ever

I was looking for something to put in our Bug Magnifier because an item on the Clickinmoms Scavenger Hunt list is “someone using a magnifying glass.” I was hoping to find two other items on the list — a ladybug

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Twenty Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I worked 7:00 – 4:00 at my salesclerk job (except I was working back stock that day, which meant lots of folding shirts and ripping plastic off of hanging clothes). Then I  headed to Ellen Browning

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Twenty Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today I worked 7:00 – 4:00 at my salesclerk job (except I was working back stock that day, which meant lots of folding shirts and ripping plastic off of hanging clothes). Then I  headed to Ellen Browning

Fairy #2

How Will You Know Your Homeschool Was Successful?

My favorite homeschool organization, VaHomeschoolers, shared a post from the Simple Homeschool blog today, How Will You Know If Your Homeschooling Has Been Successful? by Jamie McMillin. At first I sort of rolled my eyes, expecting a trite little list.

Fairy #2

How Will You Know Your Homeschool Was Successful?

My favorite homeschool organization, VaHomeschoolers, shared a post from the Simple Homeschool blog today, How Will You Know If Your Homeschooling Has Been Successful? by Jamie McMillin. At first I sort of rolled my eyes, expecting a trite little list.

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Flashback Friday: Lemonade

August 20, 2012 Ian, age 5, asked, “Do we have anything to drink besides water?” After telling him we didn’t, I commented, “In some countries all they have to drink is water. In some countries, it’s even hard to get

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Flashback Friday: Lemonade

August 20, 2012 Ian, age 5, asked, “Do we have anything to drink besides water?” After telling him we didn’t, I commented, “In some countries all they have to drink is water. In some countries, it’s even hard to get

April 2004

Flashback Friday: Thirteen Years

I’m turning into a mom of a teenager.  Rhiannon will be thirteen years old tomorrow. It has been and continues to be an awesome journey. I’m throwing together this post while helping Rhiannon make her somewhat complicated birthday cake, but grabbing

April 2004

Flashback Friday: Thirteen Years

I’m turning into a mom of a teenager.  Rhiannon will be thirteen years old tomorrow. It has been and continues to be an awesome journey. I’m throwing together this post while helping Rhiannon make her somewhat complicated birthday cake, but grabbing

Caroline posing her own way instead of following Rhiannon's direction

Flashback Friday: Theatreworks

Flashback: Our first Theatreworks show was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in December 2008. According to my calendar journal, my girls (then 7 and 5) enjoyed the show, but my 19  month old son cried so much during

Caroline posing her own way instead of following Rhiannon's direction

Flashback Friday: Theatreworks

Flashback: Our first Theatreworks show was The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in December 2008. According to my calendar journal, my girls (then 7 and 5) enjoyed the show, but my 19  month old son cried so much during