November 27, 2015
a house with a name

We moved in late July to a house with a front porch and a mountain view. Every single morning - and that's not hyperbole - I look north and am overcome with gratitude. If you've ever lived in a house that is a HOME, you know this feeling. It's as if we were meant for […]

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December 23, 2012
The Picture Book Curriculum

Now that we are homeschooling, people ask us what curriculum we are using. The true answer is: picture books. Oh, the history, the science, the mathematics, and the vocabulary we learn from picture books! With poetry and illustrious illustrations, we learn about Albert Einstein and Wilma Rudloph, the Holocaust and homesteading, leukemia and loneliness, phonics […]

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July 24, 2011
Let's talk about libraries, shall we?

This afternoon, we skipped through the revolving door of the Gail Borden Public Library in a suburb near Chicago. The girls and I are enamored by libraries - and our eyes sparkled in this one. The entrance was grandly themed like the renaissance with costumes to try on, an old-time kitchen with pretend food, a […]

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