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Dawn
I'm a homeschooling mom of 4 boys ~ 18, 13, 11 and just born 5/26/13!
Interests: My interests include my family, my faith, home education, nature study, reading, journaling, planners, baking, crafts ... and coffee!
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Happy Friday, my friends! I hope this week has been good to you. I'm sorry my posting has been rather sluggish lately - we've been in a rather busy pattern lately. But as we near the end of the year... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends and Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well! :-) Today I'd like to share a review of The Blue Sky Teacher's Weekly Plan Book, the planner I'll be using for our homeschooling next year (as... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Sunday! Thank you so much for stopping by. It's been a bright and mild weekend here in New England, and the brisk air smells like woodsmoke and soft earth ... I think it's safe to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Wednesday! I'm popping in quickly today to share a few things ... First, I wanted to let you all know that our next Mitten Strings for God book study "tea" will take place this coming... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you all, so very much, for your kind words and encouragement. And for sharing your stories, too. It felt good to write this post, and "air" my worries here ... even though I try not to dwell on the negatives, sometimes it's hard to avoid them entirely. I hope to share more in the future, as things pop up and we move forward. We have a lot of changes coming up - a beloved therapist is moving away and another is going on maternity leave. This will take some adjustment. And of course Crackerjack leaves for college at the end of the summer ... our life next fall will look different but I hope with some reflection and purposeful planning we will be in a good place and ready to keep on keepin' on! Bless you all.
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Full disclosure: Life with an autistic child is challenging ... But as parents, we are blessed with a deep and unconditional love for our child as well as (not always, but often enough) the mental and physical reserves we need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends and Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well! Last month I promised a peek at how I'm using my Day Designer for Blue Sky Weekly & Monthly Planner - and here it is at last!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Or you will ... if you'd like to send me your address! :) So this is a little surprise from me to you ... for anyone who entered my "blogiversary giveaway" (and there were 80 of you in all!) ...... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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HELENA! Congratulations, Helena! I am so happy for you, and will be in touch soon to set up mailing details! I hope you will enjoy using this wonderful planner - I know mine has made a real difference in how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Wednesday! I'm popping in today to share a little Day Designer news with you! So, last week - on the 22nd at 12 p.m. EST to be exact - The Day Designer held their official... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Thursday! ❤ Today I have some exciting news to share! Not only do I begin my 13th year of blogging today - but I'm kicking off a super fun GIVEAWAY, too! And here's the grand... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Sunday! I hope you are all doing well! :) Today I'd like to invite you to sit and have a spot of tea with me, as we chat about the next chapter in our current... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Thursday! I hope your week's been going well! I thought it would be fun to share a "day in our life" with you all, so as we went through our day, one day last week,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Friday. I hope your week's been a good one! So I've decided to start a new blogging tradition here (or maybe it already exists and I'm just late to the party) called "Full Disclosure Friday."... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello again, my friends! A quick note about our Mitten Strings for God book study schedule. I have a request to make, and I hope you'll all be ok with it ..The next chapter in our book is called, "Surrender"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello my friends, and Happy Tuesday! I hope your week's going well so far. :) Today I'd like to show you a neat planner gadget that I've just started using in my Day Designer - it's called a "Spiral Snap"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
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Hello and Happy Weekend, my friends! I hope your week's been a good one! Well as hard as it is to believe, March is arriving at the end of next week, so I thought I'd share a peek into my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at By Sun and Candlelight
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, Denise! I admire how involved you are with your grandchildren and hope to have a similar relationship with my own (God willing!) someday. Blessings to you, my friend! :-)
Thank you so much, Sarah! Blessings to you, my friend!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Penelope. We're going through a bit of a rough patch with our 16 yo Earlybird, and that definitely shapes how we live our days. It's tough sometimes but letting go of guilt and expectations has been very helpful. Bless you! :-)
Well put, Amy! :-)
Thanks so much, Penny! :-) As for the station ... ahem! *blush* Well, I have the Pandora app on my iphone and when I started walking last spring, I had Bill show me how to set up a channel of fun walking music. And since nothing gets me moving like Disco, that's what I went with!! ;-)
Thank you very much, Karen! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :-)
Agreed! I think it's a wonderful habit to cultivate, even for ourselves! I look forward to that bedtime-with-a-good-book every single day!
Thank you for your kind note, Melissa! Night time book reading is indeed a very special "together" time.