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I love mom jeans!

In Praise of “Mom” Jeans

I started this particular blog topic some time ago, in direct opposition to the proliferation of crack I see displayed out in …

One of my mother's quilts

My Mother Quilts

My Mother is an anomaly. She makes beautiful quilts by hand — pre-machine style. She’s not unusual because she quilts… or crochets… Not …

decision to homeschool is easy

Homeschooling Again

A couple weeks ago my 12-year-old (who, coincidentally, reads on a late high school/early college level) brought home a permission slip from …

A sparkly, glowing 2009

Every year, every January 1st, I have this great hope that the upcoming year will be a bright and beautiful one. For …

Public school rant

I know, it’s an old topic with me, but I can’t help it… The holidays bring out the worst in me where …