Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Easter Bunny Gave My Daughter Mono! – GIANT Microbes Review and GIVEAWAY

. . . Thankfully it wasn’t really mononucleosis (a.k.a the kissing disease) that the Easter bunny left at our house; but rather this adorable {and contagiously educational}  plush microbe from the folks over at GIANT Microbes. Recently I received three of these … Continue reading

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Potty Party Book Recommendations

The other day I picked up Lyra for a cuddle and for a {very} fleeting moment I had a nostalgic sensation that tricked me into thinking I miss picking up a baby with a padded, squishy, diapered butt. Like I said, … Continue reading

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 Intuition I do not fear what I do not know; I fear what I know but disregard.   While clearing out my old, defunct blog I stumbled upon one of my old quotes and figured I would share it here.  While … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – March 20, 2013

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Enrolling in Hogwarts

FLASHBACK POST <<This is a post I made on another blog back on July 27, 2007.  It was my attempt at a public apology to J.K. Rowling (and, more personally, to my friend Es) for my initial contemptuous ridicule of the Harry … Continue reading

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Literature-Lite: Bite-Sized Nuggets of the Classics for the Littlest of Readers

If you’re a literature-loving nerd like me, you’ve probably already fantasized about the days when your children will be old enough to be exposed to your favorite classic novels. How thrilling it’ll be to dive back into some of your … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure – How Homeschooling is Like Mountain Climbing

Kristen pre-kids was definitely a bit more physically-adventurous than Kristen post-kids. I used to do things like mountain climb, trek through rain forests,  jump out of airplanes, volunteer in third world countries, go cave diving–  the more exotic sounding, the more … Continue reading

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Poetry at the Park

I never got poetry as a kid.  In my early school days we just kind of skimmed the surface of it which left me sufficiently confident that poetry was not my thing.  By the time college rolled around, I had myself … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – March 6, 2013

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Whatever the Weather We’re Gonna Read Together

The other day it dawned on me that I had unwittingly decreased the level of board and picture books that we read in the course of our day.  I think I’ve gotten so caught up in our chapter books and … Continue reading

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