Author Archives: Loralei


Some days, if you want a nice moment to remember you have to create it yourself. I’m not sure where I got this idea, it may be a pearl from Ma Ingalls, but it seems to hold true. If I’m having … Continue reading

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Around the House

Around the house this week; I found the first tiny green tomatoes The hydrangea started blooming The zucchini tripled in size, seemingly overnight The kids played in the back yard while I (finally) got a little weeding done I organized … Continue reading

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Elena’s Breakfast Cookies

I’m sure I’m not the only mom who needs to keep quick, easy, healthy snacks on hand. Preferably easy enough that the kiddo can get them  without making a mess of the kitchen. I prefer not to buy packaged foods, … Continue reading

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Lesson Planning: Ancient History

One of the subjects Elena most wants to study next year is ancient history. She is currently fascinated by ancient Greek & Egyptian history and mythology, and also the Roman Empire. This is helped in no small part by Rick … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Son

A Letter to Ronan on his First Birthday My darling boy, Here you are, at one year old, in the midst of so many changes. In the last year you have utterly transformed both yourself and our family. All for … Continue reading

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This week I am grateful for;   Someone to lean on Lovely friends   Supportive and empowering midwives The joy of watching my daughter become a sister This first year with my precious, stubborn, silly, mischievous, sweet little Ronan   … Continue reading

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We are celebrating the Summer Solstice today. I had some grand ideas of ways to celebrate. Special foods, craft activities, hand made gifts. Much of that did not happen. The kids each got a few gifts. We ate a delicious … Continue reading

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