what we do

under the sea

I know you’re not supposed to peg your child early on. Certainly don’t voice your opinion on what you think they should do when they grow up, but if my Madelyn doesn’t pursue a career involving something swimming in the ocean or human anatomy, I will fall down in shock. She was three when her … Continue reading

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the home educating chemist

Mom, where are the matches? I heard it. I didn’t process it, but I know I heard it because I told her where they were. I was already helping her younger sister and brother try to build a rocket. To my right was another daughter trying to narrate her zoology reading. Mom, do you know … Continue reading

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we built a telescope

…A cardboard telescope from a box… I’m not one for reading directions, but this activity struck me as a non-starter without them, as my telescope-building understanding is somewhere near zero. I own a telescope. And loved playing with it until we moved into a valley, where routine starwatching would require going out of my neighbourhood, … Continue reading