Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hotwheel fun

So I told you in another post (dirt piles) how I am a fan of unstructured play.  Partly because I think it allows kids to expand their imagination and skills in a way that controlled play does not.  But honestly, … Continue reading

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I love daffodils.  Actually I love all sorts of spring bulbs, but daffodils are at the top of my list because they naturalize, and deer don’t eat them.  Here’s a few pics of some of my daffodils.  Unfortunately I’m too … Continue reading

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Coffee time

When I think back on my childhood, what I remember are the routines which made our family’s home our home.   Every family has rhythms and routines that help create a unique family identity.  One big routine for us was coffee time. … Continue reading

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Humble pie

I think one of God’s purposes in giving us children is to keep us humble. Several months ago one of my family was sharing how their child continually got into her plants. I remember feeling a little bit of  pride. My little … Continue reading

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Poll results and a handy-dandy tip

Ok, so my poll was pretty unexciting, but here are the results. 10 in favor of packing up the winter stuff 3 for holding off What I have done so far is wash the snow pants, but left one winter … Continue reading

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Dirt piles

So I don’t know if this is a common fantasy, but I often secretly dream of having a perfectly manicured yard, green grass, pretty flowers and bushes, and a perennial garden that does not only look good in the spring. … Continue reading

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Poll question of the day… vote now!

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