Category: ’Just for Fun/Miscellaneous’

85 Non-Food Spring & Easter Basket Ideas

March 13th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

85 ideas (with tutorial links) for families who would like to avoid Easter and Ostara baskets full of sugary, processed foods (think Peeps and Cadbury Creme Eggs), or for egg hunts where there will be children with a variety of food allergies.

Community-schooling

March 10th, 2015 by Dionna - 20 Comments

We don’t “homeschool,” we “community-school”!

Jackie’s Weaning Story: Mixed Feelings

March 2nd, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

“I had mixed feelings about weaning. A part of me felt sad cutting that bond, while another part knew it was time to set her free from my body.” Read more about Jackie’s weaning story.

That Light Bulb Moment

January 27th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

When Kieran was maybe five years old, he asked me if he could learn to knit. He often watched me knitting and thought it was cool to see the yarn go from an endless string of nothing much to an intricately patterned something else. He spent a few painful afternoons…

Whistling While We Work: On Kids and Chores

January 13th, 2015 by Dionna - 13 Comments

I realized recently that I often feel resentful when I’m carrying more than my share of the household load. And so several weeks ago, I brought a laundry basket full of napkins, wipes, and socks upstairs and unceremoniously dumped it on the floor. Thus began a regular series of household responsibilities for my kids.


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