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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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When I should have been packing for the fair, I got lost instead in nostalgia. It's okay - it was time well spent! And things always get packed anyway, right? I'm remembering back on so many fairs - the one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
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Our kitchen table is seeing so much action these days. I mean, it always does. But it seems I'm not leaving it much these days, between meals and making lunches (I want to talk more about that here soon! I'm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Oak Meadow! School not sitting right? Maybe sitting in school all day is part of the problem! Try Oak Meadow's flexible homeschooling curriculum for K-12. Use our curriculum independently or enroll in our accredited distance school for one-to-one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at SouleMama
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My little girl turned thirteen this week, making us officially a house with three teenagers. How does this happen? Time is so bizarre. She was just a little babe in my arms yesterday, I'm certain of it. I can remember... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at SouleMama
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"Today I fell and my mom made me a hat." ~ Ezra's Instagram Perhaps I should just leave it at that. But you know I won't. Because....knitting!! Honestly, I've had a funky spell of knitting this summer. I started many... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at SouleMama
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Twelfth Grade, Tenth Grade, Seventh Grade, Fourth Grade, and First Grade. Oh my! (And woah! That barn door color changes a whole heck of a lot in the hour between 6 and 7 when the sun rises these days!) I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at SouleMama
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Goodness, that was a productive weekend! We kicked it off with the first cross-country race of the season, followed by hosting a team dinner at our house for, gosh, I think 45? I didn't count. It was a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at SouleMama
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Even though it's been consistently ninety degrees this week, there's still no doubt in the air that summer is coming to a close. Cooler nights (ever so slightly) and the garden show so many signs of where we are at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at SouleMama
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Since moving to the farm, we've raised a batch of meat birds each year, landing ultimately with Freedom Rangers as our preferred breed, and about 75 as the perfect number for us for a year. (I wrote a bit about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Silk Oak! While new designs continue to emerge each season, it is the tried and true, beloved, vintage designs that keep customers coming back to get the same prints for their new babies that they remember loving when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at SouleMama
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This little gap-toothed firecracker of a kiddo starts first grade next week. We've always approached homeschooling/unschooling/schooling in general on a year by year and child by child basis, starting (oh gosh) twelve years ago now. With a few family members... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2018 at SouleMama
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The weekend was...peachy? I'm sorry but it really, really was! Feeling the ticking clock of summer, we squeezed so much into our days! Lake swims, and gatherings with friends and OH SO MANY peaches processed. Just as I said last... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at SouleMama
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That's the sight in my kitchen these days, blanching round things on repeat! Our tomatoes are mediocre at best this year, sadly. Just too dry, I think. But thankfully there are farmers and friends nearby who are far better set... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at SouleMama
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I finished something! Slowly and surely, literally one seam at a time snuck in pockets of time, it took me nearly a week to finish this simple dress. It's the Dress No. 1 by Sonya Phillip, a true favorite of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at SouleMama
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My little sister got married this weekend! It was a perfect gathering as we celebrated Michelle and Patrick and their children coming together as one unit. A new brother-in-law! Another nephew! And so many new friends and connections as the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2018 at SouleMama
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We're just home from a blissful stretch of time in the woods, deep in DownEast Maine. It's my family's home away from home, where we go every year, where I've gone every year since I was a child too. It's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at SouleMama
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Issue 28 :: GRAIN is home from the printer! It's in our hands and heading out to subscribers and our stockists all over. You may have heard the news that with this issue, we discontinued national distribution to large chain... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at SouleMama
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I got an indigo vat going this week, for all to enjoy. (I use this kit.) I knew we'd have a stretch of dry weather in which to play in the dye, leave things out to dry in the sun,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at SouleMama
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My family had a little adventure this weekend, leaving me at home to work and tend the animals (though I joined my loves on the tail end of their trip). I cannot remember the last time I was alone in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Alewives Fabrics! Alewives Fabrics was established in 1978 and since September of 2004 has been owned and operated by the mother/daughter team of Barbara Neeson and Rhea Butler. We are located in a big red barn in beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Imagine Childhood! Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials and educational supplies that support and nurture the magic of childhood. Our carefully curated collection focuses on products that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at SouleMama
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1 First of all, my baby girl is back! Three weeks is just too, too long! She came back a whole lot taller, I swear. Full of lots of camp stories and giggles and a whole lot of dirty laundry.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at SouleMama
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[Ostheimer wooden toys] Greetings from Nest European Toys & Home! We are one of the largest online shops in North America offering a wide selection of quality handmade natural toys and crafts, books, clothing for kids, and sustainable home goods.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at SouleMama
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I'm just home after a fun and busy week on an island, chaperoning Calvin's cross-country team's annual "running camp". A whole lot of cooking, cleaning, chaperoning and stinky sneakers filled my days, interspersed with slipping away for moments of work... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at SouleMama
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Forgive the poor photo quality above. I could only dig as deep as the blog and screenshots today, because if went deeper into the hard drives, or for heaven's sake, the photo albums, I would never have had time to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at SouleMama
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