Kids and Media

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{Originally posted in 2009} I had a great question from a reader yesterday which read like this: Hi, this isn’t really related to your post, but I was checking out your kids’ blog and I was wondering how much internet … Continued

Ruby Tuesday

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Or, The Story of How it All Played Out.     I don’t have a picture of Ruby handy, so you’ll have to settle for a picture of Kalina, Ruby’s babysitter.   So yesterday sounded a bit hectic, right? For … Continued

Shooting Wide Open

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  I’ve received many comments and questions about my lens since I mentioned having it back. It’s a 50 mm 1.4. As soon as I had it back in my possession, I had to play around  and get to know … Continued

Homeschooling with Toddlers

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Originally posted March 2009 Yesterday during school, one of my children ran into a word they didn’t know: “eliminate”. I explained the meaning, and made a mental note of it. I’ve always put a high priority on vocabulary since language … Continued

We Should Have Named Him Tailor

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A few days ago I made reference to Enoch’s latest sewing  project. He decided he wanted to make  a hunter’s vest.     We checked out a book from the library with sewing projects for boys. Since it was a … Continued

Arrow of Light {Webelos}

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Chuck and Boaz (14) Thursday night our three oldest boys were awarded the highest honor they could receive in Cub Scouts, the Webelos Arrow of Light. This award means that in addition to achieving their Webelos rank, they also completed … Continued

Cookie Decorating 2008

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One Christmas tradition we’ve had for years is decorating sugar cookies, then delivering them to friends. I learned early on to bake the cookies first (sans children) and just let them enjoy the decorating. I’ve also learned to do the … Continued

First Day of School {Seattle Aquarium}

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I had every intention of starting school yesterday. Really. Even with all of the action around our house lately. But we seem to be beginning our year in a less-than-auspicious manner. Sunday night when I went to install our Switched-On-Schoolhouse … Continued

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