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The Most Precious Part of the Goodbyes

Tonight we said goodbye to a place that we hold dear, Bare Bulb Coffee.  I wasn't sure if I could or would be able to be there as the lights were turned out for the last time, but as the time grew closer, I knew I couldn't be anywhere else. A few of us who… Continue reading The Most Precious Part of the Goodbyes

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Little Bits of Green

This afternoon between piano recital and our time at Evening Prayer, I took Miss Sophie for her afternoon constitutional.  We went a little further than we normally do, as there were a lot of children playing near our house, and Miss Sophie is, well, easily distracted from the task at hand. In the quiet as… Continue reading Little Bits of Green

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Little Brothers and Big Surprises

When I was in the third grade, I learned to crochet.  I sat on the playground at recess with my third grade teacher, Mrs. Turner, whose gentle ways and lovely voice (especially when reading Charlotte's Web aloud) were like a balm to my soul.  I don't remember how the lessons came about, but at some… Continue reading Little Brothers and Big Surprises

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Confession of a Tired Mama

As a parent, I have my good days and my bad days. And good moments and bad moments. This one is about a little bit of both. This morning Cooter woke up, as he is prone to do on weekday mornings, earlier than I would have liked for him to.  This is one of the… Continue reading Confession of a Tired Mama

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The One About Vocabulary and Book Burning

Some days our homeschooling goes beautifully.  We are on our game, learning all the things, and we stay focused, on track, and we get through everything that we need to do in a timely manner.  Then we are able to move on to other things that we really enjoy.  Or nap.  Naps are good too.… Continue reading The One About Vocabulary and Book Burning

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Be the Light

When I was in grad school and had a class called “Spirituality and Family Therapy,” my mind was blown.  So many good books, so many great thinkers and powerful conversations.  One of the ideas I was introduced to was “soul of place.” I think I had always known about it and felt it, but this… Continue reading Be the Light

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A Dime For My Thoughts

A few days ago the littles and I were watching some videos about the Presidents.  One had a song about who is on this kind or that kind of money.  It was maybe a little beneath my two agewise, but it was a catchy tune, so we watched. And I sort of sang along in… Continue reading A Dime For My Thoughts