Sick

Everything has been taken up this week by sickness, sore throats and snot. With Ethan out of town, and my teenager off at middle school instead of homeschooling (I tried to talk him out of it), it has been a fevered blur of sipping huge steaming mugs of ginger tea, struggling through dew-soaked grass hauling…

Kids Love Junk

        Clothilde yells, “I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!!” while wearing ear protection. If you’ve ever visited our house, you will know something about us – we have junk.  Lots of junk. I don’t necessarily like junk.  Actually, if I had things my way, there wouldn’t be a scrap of junk and someone else…

Back To Homeschool

We started homeschooling again last week.  It is nice to be back to fall structure rather than the loose, unplanned summer days.  I realized we actually do homeschool year-round, but with different styles.  Very structured schooling in Fall and Spring, unschooling in Summer.  It seems to work well that way.  Beginning of summer, the children…

Chalk Paintings

An artistic friend of mine has recently been making beautiful chalk paintings of flowers.  We used to do a lot of chalk drawing on our tiny blackboard for home school, but I have abandoned that, largely because there is no paper-trail of work that way to show that we have done something other than bake…

Sick Days and Baking

  Note: The two cake pictures were from the “Dad Bake-A-Thon”, and you can’t really expect anything to be put away or the table to look clean. We have been so, so sick.  The kind of sick that strikes you down and crushes you so you can’t move.  Clothilde spent four days lying in bed,…