Category Archives: milestones

The last eight weeks…

… have been our usual Spring Rush.  Here are some highlights: We’ve celebrated five birthdays, including my mom’s 75th, and my 40th.  The girls are now  six, which completely blows my mind.  (Turning 40 was cake compared to dealing with … Continue reading

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Wasn’t going to post today*, but…

Buddy just read his first sentence: “Gus runs in the mud.” Thank you cuddle-school and Starfall.com! *in protest of the poorly written SOPA bill.  

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Still on vacation, because we can be…

One of the biggest things I love about homeschooling is that after spending yesterday with my Dad for his 87th birthday, we didn’t have to jet home today for school tomorrow.  We hope to get out to some of the … Continue reading

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Lo! A Planet in the East!

Yeah, I’m a geek.  We celebrated the first day of December by (finally!) pulling out the kids’ telescope and taking a peak at Venus, about 30* up in the Eastern sky.  Not quite the star over Bethlehem, but it still … Continue reading

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Halloween 2011

So, Big D was a tiger, because, as she told him when he asked “they are endangered, Grampa!” When I asked if she’d like people who saw her costume to understand if this is why she wore it, she said YES, … Continue reading

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And we’re off!

The Not-Back-To-School Picnic today was fabulous, with about 110 of us down at Oakledge Park,  right on the (somewhat polluted by the hurricane) Lake.  The kids played, the adults schmoozed, and a great start to our homeschooling year was had by all! Then, … Continue reading

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Things I am NOT doing as kindergarten starts

I am not getting my kids up before their bodies are ready to awaken. I am not rushing them through breakfast. I am not dressing them for fashion or first impression, but for comfort, and play, if at all. I am … Continue reading

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Under Water

Govenor Shumlin just did a really nice job schooling CNN on Vermont geography, but, just in case you missed it, here’s a recap: Vermont is a mountainous, rural state.  Rain falls on the mountains, runs down their sides, and into the … Continue reading

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First Harvests

Summer in Vermont is a time to soak up some green; some living, vibrant, sunshiny energy to get us through the seasons of brown and white to come.  Driving south to central Vermont yesterday, I acknowledged the outrageous amazingness of mile after mile … Continue reading

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Kids can be safe without being infantilized

Just posting my support of the FreeRangeKids movement (back to sanity) with some wonderful examples anecdotes of my own. Last year, while camping with friends and acquaintances, my husband was trying to start an embroidery project when Buddy, not yet two, really … Continue reading

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