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Marie Lafranque
Los Angeles, CA
Mom and Artist Extraordinaire!
Interests: knitting, sewing, motherhood, parenting, art, animal husbandry, farming, cooking, reading
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This was our first week-end off since Christmas and we decided to go visit the little town of Cambria, and drive to see the Elephant Seal Rookery. It was so impressive to watch them stretch out for miles and miles of beach! These humongous animals migrate every year, thousands of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Marie Lafranque's blog
Of course Nicholle! :)
Thanks Jen, it's always fun to teach her how to use tools!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on ~This Moment~ at Marie Lafranque's blog
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Victoria has never been a big bicycle girl. She won her first tricycle years ago during an Easter Egg hunt where she found the golden egg, and never once used it. After a while of trying to encourage her to use that tricycle, then a "big girl" bike with side... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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Hello Everyone... This week we are off for a vacation. For us break times are rare I'm usually working two or three jobs continuously for months on end, so this is a very special treat. For the beginning of the week I get to spend a bit of time at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
Every homeschooling family's path has a beginning. Some of us know from the get-go that we do not want to send our children to school, and some of us stumble on this path because we observe an emotional or academic need in our child that is not being met in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual as inspired by SouleMama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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There are a few tricks that I have used so far to teach Victoria about money, and about consumerism in general. I have always been very scared of watching my daughter look at the world that we live in and want... want... want... It is almost impossible for children not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
I'm in love! They are adorable and all that beautiful yarn! We learned all about power tools this week. http://souslesetoiles.typepad.com/blog/2015/02/this-moment.html
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on {this moment} at SouleMama
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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual as inspired by SouleMama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
Thank you! We are also lucky to have her :)
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It is important for me to give Victoria confidence in her ability to solve problems and come up with new ideas. This TED talk triggered a great exercise that we now play almost on a daily basis and that not only makes Victoria confident in her grasp of the English... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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Rescuing Lulu was a wonderful thing when it happened. In a city like ours there are a lot of stray dogs, and most of the time I look at them and leave them alone. Depending on the area I know that they are getting their needs met, or that they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
Thank you! She was definitely proud of herself!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on ~This Moment~ at Marie Lafranque's blog
Yes! I found a great place, I'll tell you all about it!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on Thrifty Tuesday at Marie Lafranque's blog
It is nice! And yes I have the same thing happen when Victoria tries to watch one of her crazy cartoons during family movie night! All of us agreeing on one movie can be a thirty minute discussion at times...
I know! I have to take pictures of those dolls! Things have been too crazy with photography... soon though! :)
They were! They absolutely love King's Day... and it's somehow more special because we are the only ones we know that celebrate it... it's our fun "secret" holiday ;)
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2015 on ~This Moment~ at Marie Lafranque's blog
That is an AMAZING picture. Her clothes are perfect... if only my child would keep her clothes on! She was practicing being Spiderman this week... http://souslesetoiles.typepad.com/blog/2015/01/this-moment-2.html
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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual as inspired by SouleMama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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This week's find was really a wonderful thing. I love looking on the back shelves of Thrift Stores, you never know what kind of treasures you will find. This time I found a whole bunch of watercolor paints! These have been so helpful for my new Art Journal! I'm in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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I told myself that I wanted to keep an Art Journal this year. It's been on the back of my mind for a while now and I started a few days into the new year, but the plan is to draw once a day throughout the year. It's funny how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
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Why is it so hard to look a mom friend in the eyes and say "Yes, I'll take you up on that offer."? It is so often that we offer one another the support that we need... and yet, are in turn unable to receive that support, to accept the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog
That's an amazing Moment!! Puppy cuddles and music... you can't go wrong! We were celebrating King's Day with a traditional French galette des rois. http://souslesetoiles.typepad.com/blog/2015/01/this-moment-1.html
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{this moment} ~ A Friday ritual as inspired by SouleMama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment'... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Marie Lafranque's blog