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Ben is 9 today

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Here’s to a better week

I think of myself as a positive person, overall. Last week tested that theory. The main contributor was an abscess in the root under a crown on the upper left side of my mouth, which called for emergency dental work. … Continue reading

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Happy day

We had a lovely Christmas, and are happily awaiting a blizzard which will top everything off nicely. Here are the photos from today.  Hope yours was happy too!

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Black Friday

Earlier this week Maya and her friend Greta announced that they really wanted to go somewhere for Black Friday shopping.   To be more specific, they wanted me to drive them somewhere for Black Friday shopping, our local stores not … Continue reading

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Americans vs. Europeans – the health wars

As a disclaimer, let me say that I have absolutely no scientific evidence for what I am about to write.  None of this has been substantiated by any panel of doctors anywhere in the world. This is just me and … Continue reading

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On Mackinac Island

So you know how sometimes you have a memory of a place you went as a kid – probably on a vacation – and it was the ABSOLUTE BEST PLACE EVER?  A place you wanted to live; a place that … Continue reading

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Chickens?!

As you know if you’ve read my bio or been following my blog for more than a month or so, I grew up on a farm in southern Indiana. We had cows – still do – and for a time … Continue reading

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My so-called “radical” life

Here’s the deal. Maya was born in a birthing center and Ben was born at home.  No drugs, no stirrups. I nursed them both past the age of three. The doctor we see practices natural medicine and neither of my … Continue reading

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Why bullying and unschooling don’t mix

Yesterday I referenced a Washington Post article in which unschoolers are referred to as “dirty hippies”.   The title of the article is “Save a Life, drop out; ‘Bully’ and the case for homeschooling”, and the dirty hippie quote in … Continue reading

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On listening

The following quote was posted on Facebook this morning by Laurie Couture, and I’ve been thinking about it all day: Often I succeed at this, but I know there are many times I that I don’t.   It is so … Continue reading

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