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flotsam & jetsam

I thought I’d add a new regular feature here at ladydusk thinking through the things that have come to the surface over the past week (or so). I’ve often enjoyed those amalgamation posts where small thoughts are gathered and smooshed. I almost called the feature ‘small thoughts,’ but decided to go with flotsam and jetsam…

Our Weekly Amble for January 22-16, 2018
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Our Weekly Amble for January 22-16, 2018

Overall, we accomplished a lot this week. We had four solid days of lessons, two days with Keeping Hour, and one Nature Walk. Woo-hoo! Monday and Tuesday were the best days we’ve had in a long time. Jason was working from home because he was sick and things just go more smoothly when he’s here. …

The Simple Woman’s Daybook for March 6, 2017
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The Simple Woman’s Daybook for March 6, 2017

For Today… Looking out my window … it’s dark already. How’d this day go so quickly? I am thinking … about Nature Study and Keeping. I am thankful … for Kroger ClickList where I can do my grocery shopping from my laptop and pick it up when it’s convenient. I think I said that before,…

Our Weekly Amble for February 13-17, 2017
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Our Weekly Amble for February 13-17, 2017

This week we finished the first six weeks of Academic Year 2017! It was a great six weeks. We managed to keep up with almost everything – except Kim. M-girl is doing well with her added work, although she is struggling a little with time management of it. She’s always been a little less, um,…

Nature Study Interview at Raising Little Shoots
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Nature Study Interview at Raising Little Shoots

Lynn Seddon at Raising Little Shoots invited me to participate in her year-long series of interviews about how Nature Journaling or Nature Study looks in our family. ~ When did your first begin nature study and what got you started? It has been a number of years since we began and we’re very uneven with…

Homeschool Changes: Two Years Later
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Homeschool Changes: Two Years Later

Two years ago, now, I was fed up. I was broken and burnt out.  Mostly, it was my own fault, I admit. I was trying to do two full philosophies – one for me and one for others, and that just doesn’t work. Anyway, I think the series was some of the most important writing…

Wednesdays with Words: Artifact of Making
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Wednesdays with Words: Artifact of Making

Another quote from A Delectable Education. This time from Episode 42 the second with John Muir Laws. For me [nature journaling] just forces my brain to lock in on a totally different level, so that’s why I’m using it. I’m not using it ’cause I want to make pretty pictures, I’m making the pictures because…