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The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing

As I’ve alluded to before, I longed to be a dancer ever since I was a young girl.  For this reason, I’ve made it a goal to give my daughter the opportunity to engage in movement based classes from the … Continue reading

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The Things I Need

So, as much time as I have spent thinking about homeschooling over recent months, my husband has dedicated equal brain space to apple trees.  ‘He Dreams of Apples’.  It’s kind of a running joke between us, but make no mistake, … Continue reading

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Be the good

I was leaving the library after weekly story time with both my kiddos. After pulling out of my spot, I briefly stopped at the exit to the parking lot having realized I needed my sunglasses and my daughter needed her … Continue reading

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How to Make a Family

When I first entertained the idea of blogging a year ago, I drafted a post titled “How to Make a Family”. Upon my return, this draft was waiting for me with nothing more than a title. I’ve been considering what … Continue reading

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Love in the time of Hammock

As hints of fall start to peek through, I’ve started to think longingly about all the parts of summer and this summer in particular that I’m going to miss. One thing stands out above the rest: our backyard hammock. In … Continue reading

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When intentional teaching leads to accidental learning

Our house has always involved regular story time and lots of incidental teaching when the situation presented itself. Now that we have embarked on a school at home journey, teaching has become much more intentional. This is not to say … Continue reading

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Counting blessings

Though I haven’t gotten into a regular blogging routine yet, and possibly never will, I was feeling badly the last few days that I hadn’t had time to write anything. In addition to not blogging, I’ve been not doing much … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name

I thought that it might be time for me to explain myself for those of you who don’t know me, or who don’t know me as Beefy. It all started at the age of 14, more than half a lifetime … Continue reading

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An Ode to Tangibility

Disclaimer: This entry was ‘penned’ over a year ago, but we can stick with the whole 28 years, 1 month and 7 days thing… When I was younger, I always kept a journal. I actually remember my first Diary, a … Continue reading

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Snakes are in love, or, Why I’m considering homeschool

My daughter knew her ABC’s by 18 months.  She could write her name at age 2.  And yet, when her dad and I tried to move to the next ‘natural’ step of sounding out words by reading or writing, she … Continue reading

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