Category Archives: Real Life

Home Organization and Rewards, Again

When we first started homeschooling grade level in 2012, I took the summer before to get our home life running a bit more smoothly, and it really paid off.  We instituted a system for chores (see post here: Restore Sanity) … Continue reading

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Easter Party!

We had an Easter “picnic” party this year, to try to get to know our new neighbors.  It was a blast!  Except..so much for the “picnic” part.  We got snow the whole day before the party, so the day of … Continue reading

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Many Waters

There’s a book by Madeline L’Engle by this name, and it refers to the Bible verse, “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would … Continue reading

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Journey to the end of the earth

Well, we’re back.  We didn’t make it quite to the end.  But it sure felt like it! We drove up to Fort St. John, BC.  This is near Dawson Creek (of the tv show popularity), and kinda close to the … Continue reading

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Spring fling for a foodie

This was dinner: I make no apologies.  It was delicious.  🙂  I combined it with a nut-spice milk roughly following a recipe from my Indian food cookbook, using milk, dates, nuts, milk kefir, sugar and ground spices (anise, fennel, pepper, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day loving it

Today is mother’s day. I broke with tradition and made dinner myself (Nathan is a loving husband who makes dinner and lunch every Sunday so I can rest). Basically I went on a rice and beans backbone but it felt … Continue reading

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House Cleaning Part 2

We are trying to find the secret to getting that elusive over-the-rainbow dream to appear: a sparkling, clean, de-cluttered, neat house!  In Part 1 of the series, the introduction, what it takes to get a clean house was covered.  This … Continue reading

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