The Kittens Are Here!

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   To understand how we got into this adorable mess, check out the Grief Kitty post from a few weeks ago! Goodness knows this was not the plan and that Mama kitty will be getting spayed soon! For now, she is a busy mama caring for her 5 little kittens! New Born Kittens a Few […]

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Counting blessings this October

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      With my Fathers Cancer news a few weeks ago my head has been spinning honestly and seeing clearly has been hard. The shock and sorrow comes in waves but so to does the realization that none of us are promised tomorrow so we must make the most of Today. October is a […]

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Keeping My Kids Safe on Youtube!

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If you follow my blog and social media then perhaps you recall my struggle with the littles and Youtube! You see with 4 kids here who love YouTube it can feel like a part time job just helping them manage the content they want to see, keeping them safe from content we don’t want them […]

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Practicing for Sustainable and Living Green – Update

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StormBaby (age 6) in her play dress out taking care of the chickens and so excited about the first Olive Egg! Can we manage sustainable living someday? In our effort to live more green and someday be more sustainable and possibly even give energy back to the grid we have been trying a lot of […]

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Review: Hand Made By The Seeds of 3 – Ecofriendly Fabulous

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handmadebytheseedsof3.com Organic Fabric crafted beautifully into children’s clothing and toys! This post may sound like less of a review post and more like a post about love, be warned! This is what it looks like when a crunchy Mommy finds something she adores and makes her have hope for the world and the future of […]

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Sick day for a little one… but sick enough for the Doctor?

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    Last night our darling 6 year old daughter, our Storm Baby, told us she had an upset tummy. Peppermint normally calms it down and she drifted off to sleep on an over sized bean bag we have on our room specially for any of our kids that might want to be closer to […]

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What are the kids into?

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  I haven’t updated on what the kids are up to these days so I thought this beautiful but terribly hot Sunday would be a nice time to settle in with a cup of tea and do that! Smilie Baby is now 4 and a wonderfully wild little preschooler. She has a passion for learning […]

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Make Memories With Your Children By Sky Gazing

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  One of the things important to parents is being sure to make lasting memories with our children. We want them to grow up and think fondly on their childhood despite the challenges that all childhoods have. This can be difficult though in a digital world moving at the speed of clicks and screen flashes. […]

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Birthday Fun for our 6 and 8 year old children!

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  This year like others for our middle children we planned a family birthday party. We had asked them like we do each year if they wanted their party together or on their own and like years past they choose together. I picked a date and having no relatives close here we invited just their […]

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Dental – Does my daughter really need a spacer?

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My 5 year old storm baby went to the dentist for a pain in her tooth she had over the weekend. Poor kid, it was infected and so they pulled it out. They found 3 cavities and said she needed a tooth filed down and a cap placed over a nerve along with a spacer […]

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Spring is Coming!

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Spring is coming, though not yet here. It snowed a bit just last week. Mostly though here in Maryland we are getting rain. The birds though show us spring is coming and my children love the birds. Eagles have eggs in nests, owls too, and falcons as well. And we now have baby chicks in […]

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My favorite Boutique

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One of the best friends a girl could ask for also happens to be amazingly talented. This mother of 4 special needs children, one of them adopted has an online boutique that is simply lovely. Let me introduce you to Journeys End! This friend knowing my children sent us two beautiful dresses, this one for […]

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Not so Wordless Wednesday — Hamster!

Today should be a wordless Wednesday but I think this photo needs an explanation to be loved as much as it should be.  My dear 4 year old was so gently holding her hand made baby hat. When asked what was in it, this is what she showed us.  Hello Her Hamster! It would have been great […]

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Wishes

 Happy HolidaysMay all your wishes be within reach!

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November 12th — She is 4

4 years ago today I was a mess. My water had been broken for 48 hours and I was alone and just wishing for labor to actually start. I was missing my husband who was in Iraq and I was sad to be a burden on dear friends who where waiting for me to call […]

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October 23rd — Maryland Ren Fair

We made it out on a beautiful fall day to the Maryland Ren Fair. Here are some notes about the day. – Entry was a bit high, we paid about $44 for 2 adult tickets but thankfully kids under 4 are free. – We had read about horrible lines and expected them to be bad […]

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October 22nd

Fall is here and soon little cousin will be back off to Grandmas. We have really enjoyed having him here. He is a such a sweetie. I wanted to get a photo with them all together, my mothers biological grandchildren all together. I should have learned how to pose children for such photos as it […]

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October 7th — Play Silks

One of the questions I was asked this week was “What gift to get a 2 year old?” and the first thing to pop into my head was play silks. We had discovered them on our homeschooling waldorf inspired journey and we love them. From baby to tween! The above photo is of my 3 […]

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A first Birthday for Libby

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Babies First Birthday! Such an emotional day, so happy and yet sad too. Why must they grow so fast? A sweet friend (Thank you Monica) made Libby a Birthday Crown, she loves playing with it! Little hands busy trying to figure out the goal. Wooden toys for a little Waldorf Baby Cup cakes are simple, […]

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Halloween 2008

Our Halloween was wonderful. Gave out a lot of candy and walk and walk and walked. We where lucky enough to find a Sit and Stand used for very little money. It helped and Toby had a great time sitting and standing and then running to trick or treat a door. Crystal refused to go […]

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