family life

not Under the Tuscan Sun

Not Under the Tuscan Sun any more…that thunderstorm last night sounded like it might take our nine year old casa down the mountain. But the final quiet day preceding it in Toscana brought us to an art showing (a group from United States were touring France and Italy), took us on another hike around the … Continue reading

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to think I didn’t always read

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read”. Mark Twain Believe it or not, I didn’t really read till I was seventeen. Oh yes, I remember the assignments that I was supposed to read: grade 11 it was Ghandi. That’s a long book. I watched the movie….actually, that’s a long … Continue reading

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you’re smarter than you think

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think”. A.A. Milne, author of Winnie-the-Pooh I dedicate this post to all mamas contemplating the home educating lifestyle. What itty-bitty piece of knowledge out there can you not learn? What itty-bitty piece of knowledge out there can you not find someone to … Continue reading

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the gift of belonging

“One day God says to the angels, “I have an idea. I am going to create the family”. An angel asks, “What is it?” “I am very excited about this idea,” God says. “Of course, I am excited about all my ideas. One of the great things about being God is you just never have … Continue reading

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Pinschooling

I am from the era when Apple wasn’t cool. Well, they started cool, but IBM quickly made its imprint and everyone owned an IBM product. There was a time too when fax machines were the “in” things. Do you remember Palm Pilots, or Blackberries? Okay, Blackberry would like you to remember that it is in your … Continue reading

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the indispensable spouse

There’s nothing quite like recognizing the benefits of my husband, especially when he’s away. So easy to take him for granted when he’s here. Bedtime hour is quieter: for me, anyway. He’ll bring them to bed, read a few stories (or improvise, much to the annoyance of our children). He’ll sing his lullabies…”You load sixteen … Continue reading