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Homeschooling During Covid

Like many of you parents we are homeschooling here. Or crisis schooling as some aptly call it. We are doing a combination of workbooks, reading, and science at home mixed with some of the work that my daughter’s teachers are … Continue reading

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Lyddie

River and I are about to go outside into our lushly overgrown backyard and I will read to her from the chapter book Lyddie by Katherine Paterson. This book is fantastically written and highlights the difficult working conditions for some … Continue reading

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Covid 19

Hi Everyone, We have been in our home and yard seeing no one but each other for a bit over a week now. I think we are doing pretty well, but some days are definitely hard. We are doing a … Continue reading

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Big Changes

Hello Everyone, We’ve got Life! happening around here. Our family is preparing to move back to our home state of Michigan to the beautiful home we are so lucky to own there. As we prepare for this journey my stepdaughter … Continue reading

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Recent Crafting

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Bigger Clothes Box

In our storage closet we keep a bin with clothes that have been given to us that are currently too big for River. Each time we need new clothes for her we look through this box first. It is stocked … Continue reading

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River’s Art Cabinet

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Fairy Acrobatics

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Berry Season

River and I had a great time at the farmers’ market on Sunday. We picked up some blueberries and raspberries. When we got home we made a little raspberry jam. All in all it was a good day.

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We’re Back

River and I just spent three weeks in Northern Michigan. It was pretty darn good. Beautiful there. Here is our view of Mt Hood on the plane ride home: Now we are back and I spent today gardening and doing … Continue reading

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