standing in the corner

As a parent, I wish I could just have someone give me a set of very specific rules on discipline that works every time with every child for every circumstance. But no, they have to go and be their own individual, unique little flowers, even when it comes to acting up. They’re a little older…

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plate of spices for cooking Mexican food

A few years ago I had the chance to take a trip to Cabo San Lucas. I immediately took the opportunity to learn how to cook Mexican food. Along with my husband and a small group of friends we visited Donna Somerlott at her home and school, Casa de Colores. It was an amazing experience.…

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hair clip organizer

I had hair clips all over my bathroom counter. I needed a hair clip organizer and was delighted to come up with this simple solution. All you need is an old tie and a binder clip. A clothespin and decorate scarf or fabric scrap would work, too. It even travels compactly and easily! Directions for…

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our kids doing homeschool

As we prepare for Son to enter first grade, many people have asked me for details about our homeschooling techniques, philosophy, curriculum, etc. Lucky for me, my husband wrote a “How to Homeschool” guide before I got around to it. He has, oh so kindly, giving me permission to repost the entire article on my…

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Woman backlit against sunset

Just a couple days ago I wrote a post about living in community. Last night, I came across an article from Maclean’s called The End of Neighbours that talks about the same issue from a sociological stand-point. The point is to talk about how we are becoming less tolerant of differing opinions, but it is very…

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