More Birthdays

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Tilly, Keziah, Megan, Adalia, Alissa and Jasmine Adalia, my firstborn and former oldest child, turned 13 on February 12.  Chuck and I now have four teenagers (and one we actually made ourselves…how can my first child be a teen?!) I … Continued

Guest Blogger: Tilly, age 10

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I wrote a 'newspaper article' about a corpse last week. I also wrote 2 'letters'. The first one was a detective writing about a robbery and the second, was a forensic scientist writing back. On the first letter I taped … Continued

Connections

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I've noticed a direct correlation between my time spent preparing and enthusiasm on the part of my children. I purchased some new art materials (pastels and craypas) just trying to broaden their art experiences. All I had to do was display … Continued

Sunday Afternoon Fun

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Remember my just turned nine year old, who got a firestarter, match holder, survival skills and outdoor adventure books for his birthday? Take a look at how he spent his Sunday afternoon. Sewing himself some camouflage pants, so he can hide from … 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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