Category Archives: Parenting

MYSTERIOUS LIFE

The soft snowy afternoon light streams in through the window as I read to my two girls, one under each arm.  We stop reading to watch the baby move, the shape of my belly taking on strange forms, like some … Continue reading

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HOMESCHOOL TREASURES

The decision of educating our children crept up on us. When our first daughter turned three, we were faced… Continue reading

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MOTHERHOOD, THE FIRST FIVE YEARS

For my daughters’ birthdays this year I made them each a birthday crown.   Made of felted wool and embellished with tiny seed beads, these crowns were stitched of love, a little elbow grease and some tears. As my older … Continue reading

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NEW BLUE NIGHTIES

For Christmas I made two flannel nightgowns for my four year old.  One was for her, and a matching one was for her rag doll, Charlotte.  Brilliant, I thought, when I came up with the idea.  Sofia has had mostly … Continue reading

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THE MAY POLE DANCE

May flower crowns in plaited hair, the young girls watched admiringly as the older children danced around the May Pole.  Ribbons of pink, blue and yellow being woven around the pole ever so skillfully as the warm May sun shone … Continue reading

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LEARNING TO PAINT

As I sat down to paint with my three year old the other day, a great shift had taken place in her sensibility. Circles, lines and shapes were appearing, where only scribbles existed last week. Seemingly effortlessly, her hand would … Continue reading

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