Category Archives: Daily Life

Signs of Spring

It looks like spring, may actually be on its way here. My chives A beautiful assortment of eggs, that we are now getting a plethora of. Advertisements

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Learning and growing ebbs and flows

Watching my children learn outside of a traditional education environment is fascinating. Sometimes it seems like nothing is happening for months. I start to question if I’m on the right path, the BAM! practically overnight new skills are developed. My … Continue reading

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QOTW – On Positive Discipline

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating … Continue reading

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QOTW – What is education?

Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul’s raw passions — not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy — but forming and informing them as art. ~ Allen Bloom~

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Urban Homesteading – Its a lifestyle, not a trademark.

There has been a recent uprising of homesteaders around the world this past week. The Dervaes family has put a trademark on the words “Urban Homestead” and “Urban Homesteading”. If this is the first you have heard of this, a … Continue reading

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QOTW – You need an adventure!

  It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves ~ in finding themselves. ~Andre Gide~

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Baby Robins in the Spring

Its not quite spring. Check that, where I live, its not ANYWHERE near spring yet. But, because I WISH it were, I am posting this series of photos I took last “spring”, which happened to be the early part of … Continue reading

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