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February Ho-hum into March Mania

Saved in drafts on February 29, 2020: I read on a blog somewhere that February is the month that all homeschoolers want to throw in the towel. I get that big time. I still love it, speaking globally, but man the day to day is rough lately. My students are trying to get over a… Continue reading February Ho-hum into March Mania

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That Escalated Quickly

Just a few short weeks and the world is slowly coming to a halt. It is serious and we must all do our part for the greater good. I love this post at Reluctant Xtian and what he recommends about thinking of others and not just ourselves. While I agree and will implement those suggestions, I'm… Continue reading That Escalated Quickly

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Unexpected

Post-PCS move, all the boxes are unpacked. The paper (oh so much paper) has been meticulously straightened and folded and packed into one giant box by my equally meticulous husband. (I'm more of a shove it in a box and pack it down type, but whatever.) We have offered it all to others in the… Continue reading Unexpected

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The Magic of Home

Eric and I scanned the last of our earthly belongings comparing it with the quickly deteriorating space in the truck and had to make some fast decisions. "The chairs are going, aren't they?" I asked, knowing full well the answer. "'Fraid so," he said. All of our belongings in a 26' truck I turned away… Continue reading The Magic of Home

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Gratitude, Always

There is tired, and then there’s tired. The kind of tired you feel when you have done way more than there is time for, more than you’d planned, and are sleep deprived on top of it all. It’s the kind of tired you feel when you have to tuck your chin down, keep your feet… Continue reading Gratitude, Always

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My Job

It has been nearly 2.5 years since I made the decision to no longer eat anything with a face. I'll gladly offer resources and information when requested, but am not out to convert others to become vegetarian or vegan. (I will never be accepted in the vegan camp becuase I still have a leather couch,… Continue reading My Job

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Transitions

When people ask, "How do you do it?!" while shaking their heads in wonder, I typically answer something to the effect of "We do what we have to do," or "Home is where the military sends us, so we make the best of it," or something along those lines. It's heartwarming to have lived in… Continue reading Transitions

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Learning vs Schooling

My son was picked on by one kid last year. Repeatedly. It never got physical, but it was a daily torment. People with Aspergers or HFA can come across to us neurotypicals as abrasive, headstrong, disruptive, etc. That never excuses name calling, being picked on or having teachers turn a blind eye. My son was… Continue reading Learning vs Schooling

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Back Then

I remember feeling amazed and nervously excited when I descended the stairs in our tiny 2-bedroom apartment to tell my husband of 8 years I was pregnant. He looked up at me, "Really?!" Nodding, I confirmed what we'd been planning for about a year. We were thrilled. I devoured all the books, the guided meditations… Continue reading Back Then

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Reading Stories

"Mama," Hannah looked up at me. "Yes?" I asked, distractedly. "I hate the part of reading when you are almost done and you know the book is almost over. Especially if it's a really really good one!" "I couldn't agree more," I told her. She now had my full attention. One thing I have always… Continue reading Reading Stories