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Thankful for Time Away

Thankful for Time Away

Sometimes, you just need to get away. This week, we got to go to this gorgeous, historic inn in the White Mountains. Peter arranged this for me before Christmas, because he is a man that dwells according to knowledge. I love that about him. He […]

In Love With Autumn

In Love With Autumn

The thought of autumn makes me sigh. After the craziness of the new school routine wears off, I settle into the rhythm of chilly nights and sweater weather. Darkness comes earlier each night, which affords more time for reading, talking and sipping warm tea. I […]

At the Sea-Side

At the Sea-Side

All will be quiet here as I will be taking the week off to spend time with our family.  Each year, we have a week long family reunion and we always look forward to this break.  Although the highlight is just being together since my […]

From Media to Make Believe

From Media to Make Believe

I am going to try to persuade you to do something radical. Are you ready? It’s called a Media Fast. And our family has benefitted greatly from it. Media Fast is simply shutting off all media for one week: tv, video games, music, and social […]

Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

The kids and I headed to Falmouth yesterday to spend some time on the beach and get some ice cream.  We were  all so ready for summer. We packed our lunch and headed down, not really having a destination, but just being drawn to the […]

Enjoying the Outdoors

Enjoying the Outdoors

Since we homeschool our children, we do not take snow days. Instead, we  take “beautiful days.”  When warm weather comes, we can’t stand to be bent over our books, so we head outdoors. The girls swing, I paint and we just plain enjoy the sunshine. […]

Exciting Find!

Exciting Find!

We were all ecstatic to find a small birds nest in our forsythia bush last week. The kids ran to get a ladder, and we all peered into the nest to see two just-hatched robins.  We are enjoying warmer days here in New England and […]