Day 181

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create. – Vincent van Gogh

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Day 180

Drum away the storm. I love them. I love how I wake with wonder over what we will learn together. I love how each is different. Yet when a storm blows in they each run and grab a drum and together we drum the storm away. The closer the storm, the harder and faster they […]

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Day 179 – CAPS LOCK DAY

JUNE 28TH IS CAPS LOCK DAY! WHILE MOST ANYONE WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS I DO NOT LIKE IT WHEN PEOPLE TYPE LIKE THIS I THOUGHT IT A GREAT TIME TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN WITH IT IN HONOR OF CAPS LOCK DAY! TYPING IN ALL CAPS IN THE INTERNET IS CONSIDERED SHOUTING. MOST PEOPLE DON’T […]

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Day 178 — Childrens Book Review

This book is a bit different from most. Some of the pages are the long way. It is different, it is fun, it is interesting. Dare to be different! “I love it when you Smile” by Sam Mcbratney (Author), Charles Fuge (Illustrator) is a sweet book that really fits in with our attachment parenting beliefs. […]

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Day 177

Pollinator Week- June 20-26, 2011 Did you guess what we made? Honey Lemon Chicken in the crock pot. Great for summer meals, better than the oven so it does not heat up the house! Yum

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Day 176

Pollinator Week- June 20-26, 2011 http://www.pollinator.org One of the best pollinators are honey bees. Sadly they are disappearing and no one really knows just why but many think it is pesticides and GMO Mono Crops. We need to figure out how to help them. We need to respect them and honor them. We spent some […]

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Day 175

Do something different. Sometimes you just have to do something silly. Today was something silly. For reading time with the little ones, I simply hung some fabric in a spot we have not yet read in and sat down. It was just a moment before I had a lap full of kids and books. After […]

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Day 174

Homeschooling can often be very practical, art and language arts (in longer letters!) all in one simple letter to a family member or friend. I also like the added bonus of it being a reminder of what is important, family and friends we care about and keeping close.

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Day 173

Often I am asked what I do with all the art. It really depends on what kind. One of the cute ways we recycle the paper is to use it as wrapping paper. It can take a lot of tape though if trying to wrap a big box. Worth it though, specially to someone who […]

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Day 172 — Co-Sleeping

There is nothing else like cuddling your own baby. Moments like these I wish the world would stop spinning so I could enjoy it longer. They grow up so fast. For now though, my baby is a baby. She still sleeps in our room and many nights in our bed. We practice safe co-sleeping. I […]

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Day 171

Have you seen the blue screen of death? I have a few times, though I have recovered from them all but once. This time I thought I was done for and for a moment mourned all my photos. At least I would have some of my 365 photos here though right? Thank fully that was […]

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Day 170

On the way to see a dear friend baby got sick. Car sick. This was the second time she has thrown up in the van and not been ill so car sick is our guess. She was very happy to be out of her seat and cleaned up and playing while the seat got cleaned […]

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Day 169

I am not a morning girl, however some morning are so worth being up for. Misty summer morning that made me feel very grounded and very thankful to greet the day.

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Day 168

One of the things I have read over and over about trying to take a good photo is to turn the flash off! However sometimes I can’t seem to manage to catch the kids without it while inside. Still, I like that I at least caught this photo of my Storm baby. She is 3 […]

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Day 167

This painting I am told is that of my 94 year old grand mother. She was born in Canada, 3 brother and 2 sisters. She is the oldest. She has one sister still alive in Canada, her baby sister and she travels with my parents to see her every summer. Traveling is harder for her, […]

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Day 166 — Ring Sling

While Moby wraps are my favorite baby carriers for the newborn phase, I love ring slings for the next phase. Easy to nurse baby in, get things done, go on field trips, shopping. I love the feeling of baby in a sling, close and safe, and being able kissing the top of her head. In […]

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Day 165

The above is my favorite kind of diaper, Very Baby AIO size small. Having with husband decided we are done with babies I thought I would start to free the house of un-needed items, like too small cloth diapers and clothing. In the back of my mind I get that sudden worry… I have seen […]

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Day 164 — Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapers…. why? – Cost effective – Better for the environment (each baby puts 2 tons of diapers in the landfill that will out live them!) (Disposable diapers contain petroleum products, processing not earth friendly) – Better for baby! (No harsh chemicals, less chance of rashes) – Cute! While I know there are more reasons, […]

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Day 163

This is my oldest daughter. Doesn’t she just shine? Even with my poor photography skills she sparkles. I ask the age old question. “How did she get so big?” It is as if I blinked and there before is standing this tall girl. She is smart and kind and funny. She cares about people, and […]

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Day 162 – Wonderful cup cakes but…

What did I do wrong? I used this recipe and did follow the recipe. but with an Essential oil instead of the extract: This peppermint buttercream recipe but with an 3 drops Essential oil instead of the extract. Some came out like this… In the end they tasted amazing, and the ones that did not […]

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